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January 11, 2006
The American Express Cool Ice Lounge
  
The third annual WinterCity Festival, the City of Toronto’s city-wide celebration of the world's coolest winter city, presents the most fun one family can have with 200,000 pounds of ice at temperatures below -5 C — the American Express Cool Ice Lounge.

Created by Custom Ice Art and managed by the Liberty Entertainment Group, The American Express Cool Ice Lounge is Toronto’s first ice lounge ideal for the whole family.

During the day, stroll through the Ice Lounge enjoying contemporary ice sculptures, carving demonstrations and live entertainment. Stop for a beverage and snack at the ice bar and relax on the frosty furniture. Catch ice carving demonstrations twice a day at 2 & 5 pm on January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5, 2006.

By night, this venue is transformed into a frozen night club venue complete with icy seating, an ice bar, and Toronto DJ's spinning the latest tunes.

During the day, the American Express Cool Ice Lounge will include live family entertainment, including:

The Magical Comedy of Stephen Elvay
Sunday, January 29 & Saturday, February 4 at 12 noon & 6 p.m.
Witty, engaging and supremely entertaining, Elvay is one of Canada's funniest and most popular entertainers. His fast paced and visual extravaganza of comedy and magic is expertly interlaced to provoke mystery and laughter.

Flying Debris Show
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Kansas, USA native Richard Holmgren brings his hilarious comedy, amazing magic and unmatched juggling skills to the WinterCity festival. You’ll be amazed by the wide variety of objects flying through the air during his show.

Flyin’ Bob
Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5 at 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
This one man three ring circus from Red Deer, Alberta has been entertaining audiences across Canada and around the world for the last seventeen years. Flyin’ Bob’s action packed show showcases his own brand of physical and verbal comedy, energetic juggling, spectacular balancing, and audience participation.

Scot Free Daredevil Stunt Show
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, February 5 at 12 noon & 6 p.m.
One of Toronto’s favourite performers! Check out this skillful mix of character comedy, exciting daredevil stunts, sharp improvised wit and audience interaction. Fun for all ages, come see if this daredevil gets off … Scot Free!!


The third annual WinterCity Festival is presented by the American Express Philanthropic Program. The award-winning 14-day city-wide celebration of Toronto’s culture, creativity and cuisine features large outdoor spectacle shows, live music and performing arts and is produced by Toronto Special Events. WinterCity runs from January 27 – February 9, 2006.

Admission to the WinterCity Festival and the American Express Cool Ice Lounge at Nathan Phillips Square is FREE. Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West. Take the TTC Queen Streetcar (501), the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the University Line (exit Osgoode station).

For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.


Media contact:

Grant Ramsay
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
gramsay@toronto.ca


 

 

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