Do you want your chance to skate in the shadows of Montreal’s famous Bell Centre? Â Then head down to downtown Montreal on Wednesday, November 27th to skate on a synthetic ice rink and Sport Resource Group ProWall Rink System.
Come celebrate Montrealâ€™s rich hockey heritage at the site of the cityâ€™s first hockey rink during a one-day extravaganza on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Â Â Kraft Hockeyville 2014 is being launched from the site of the Victoria Skating Rink, which once stood on Drummond St. between Rene-Levesque Blvd. and Ste. Catherine St. The worldâ€™s first formal indoor hockey game was played on its surface in 1875 and the first Stanley Cup was presented in it in 1893.Â (According to the website victoriarink.org, the building was considered the â€œMother of all Arenas and Hockey Rinksâ€.) Â The cup itself will make an appearance, along with former Montreal Canadien Patrice Brisebois and the Kraft teddy bears, a hit with the younger ones. Â An outdoor skating rink will be created â€“ for this one day only â€“ so bring the kids, their skates and make some family hockey history of your own. Â The site is scheduled to be developed into condos, so this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to skate where Canadaâ€™s great game developed into what it is today. Â This launch of Kraft Hockeyville 2014 is free and open to the public, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m Â Learn more here – http://www.montrealfamilies.ca/Montreal-Families/December-2013/Hockey-day-in-downtown-Montreal/