Lace up - Canada's Passion for Skating

    MONTREAL, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - High on the heels of the very successful
"Rocket" Richard - The Legend, The Legacy, exhibit last year, presented in
collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Château Ramezay Museum
is proud to announce a new exhibit in partnership with them. Lace Up -
Canada's Passion for Skating opening November 7, 2008, until March 29, 2009,
all sports, history, and winter enthusiasts will enjoy stepping back into
time, to discover the evolution of this age old activity which is as much a
national sport as it is ingrained in our culture.
    The exhibit, including, hockey, figure skating and speed skating, delves
into the European origins of this activity, and shows to what extent skating
rapidly spread throughout our society. Through a network of clubs, and
organizations, to building skating rinks and developing carnivals and
festivals, skating was heartily embraced.
    To illustrate one of winter's great pleasures more than thirty artefacts
are on display, including a great collection of antique skates, beautiful
costumes, and precious medals each dedicated to skating.

    The Skater's Discount!

    Bring along your own skates to the exhibit and you will receive a 20%
discount on the price of an adult admission. Then complete your outing by a
skate at The Quays Skating Rink next door at the Old Port. Hopefully, Ludwine,
the patron saint of skaters, will leave you with happy memories.

    Lace Up is a travelling exhibition created in collaboration with the
Canadian Museum of Civilization.

For further information:

For further information: Marie-Hélène Vendette, Coordinator, Education
and communications, (514) 861-3708 ext. 225,

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