Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Kilts-winter-ice skating: Scottish-Canadians celebrate winter and heritage

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate 2018 There’s no doubt that Scots are a bonnie brae lot.  Add the Canadian experience and you increase that hardiness dramatically. That’s shown by the thousands who turn out across Canada for the annual “Great» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canada 150: skating out the anniversary year

This is Canada’s 150th year and with lots of events having taken place to celebrate,. One of the attractions to end this anniversary year is the creation of a skating rink on the lawn of Canada’s Parliament. Artistic rendering of» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

World heritage site: Rideau Canal contaminated

It is featured in virtually every tourist promotion photo of the Canadian capital, but Ottawa’s downtown section of the Rideau Canal has a secret. Testing has revealed that the canal is contaminated with toxic waste. It now joins a list» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Book traces how rinks, arenas influenced life

Skating and hockey have been central themes in Canadian life and a new book looks at the facilities we have played in and the influence they have in urban, social and political life. Architecture on Ice: a History of the» 


Montreal to spend millions to maintain skating

Climate change means warmer winters in the city of Montreal making it much more difficult to maintain outdoor skating rinks. So, the city is planning to spend $7.3 million over three years to try to make sure citizens can continue» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Chan’s return to skating competition takes a 3rd

Canadians love to watch figure skating competitions and there was extra excitement as Patrick Chan performed at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston after an 18-month break from competition. Chan finished with 94.84 points in the short program on» 


Hockey-loving couple gets married in arena

Many Canadians who grew up in the western province of Saskatchewan will tell you they learned how to skate almost before they learned to walk, but one couple extended that early love of skating and decided to get married in» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Museum celebrates immigrants in skating world

Many Canadians love to watch figure skating competitions but may not realize that some immigrants played prominent roles in the sport. Canada’s immigration museum is teaming up with a non-profit group that promotes figure skating to bring their stories to» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Society

World’s longest skating rink now open

This year marks the 45th skating season on the section of the Rideau Canal that winds its way through the national capital, Ottawa. The National Capital Commission which regulates activities activities on federal property in the capital, officially opened the»