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January 31, 2001
Toronto Winterfest Ice Show Hottest Highlight of the Season!
The Ice Show Spectacular kicks off Winterfest 2001, Toronto's annual
celebration of winter, with a magical night of dazzling ice-skating at Mel
Lastman Square on Friday, February 9! These two world-class ice shows, the
first at 6:30 pm plus an encore performance at 8 pm, are sure to thrill the
whole family.

Hosted by CTV's Alicia Kay, the ice show features Elizabeth Manley, Canada's
skating sweetheart and Olympic silver medallist. Manley is joined by rock &
roll skater and Olympic medallist Jumpin' Joe Sabovcik! Skating fans will be
delighted by the lovely, classical skating of Canada's Senior Pairs Team
Jacinthe Larivière and Lenny Faustino, the impressive precision skating of Ice
Infiniti, the comedic antics of Canada's only male synchronized skating team
Ice Nightmare, plus fabulous Brazilian beats from Toronto drum troupe Samba

Mayor Mel Lastman, along with Members of Council, will be on hand Friday
evening at the Ice Show Spectacular to officially launch Toronto Winterfest.
"Where else can you see so many incredible skaters up close? It will be an
amazing night of skating stars and music!" declared Mayor Mel Lastman. "What a
great way to kick-off a whole weekend of fun at Toronto Winterfest!"

The Ice Show Spectacular and Opening Ceremonies will take place at Mel Lastman
Square, located at 5100 Yonge Street at the North York Centre subway station.

For those not able to make it to Mel Lastman Square, the ice show will be
broadcast live on Rogers Television, Cable Channel 10 at 8 p.m..

The Ice Show Spectacular is only the beginning of a full weekend of FREE
wintertime fun including music and entertainment on seven stages, hands-on
activities and crafts for kids, face-painting, free pancake breakfasts, ski and
snowboard shows, seniors' programs, thrill shows, a special Caribbean cultural
exhibition, children's performers, a video dance party, two midways and more!

Our two festival sites at Nathan Phillips Square and Mel Lastman Square are
easily accessible by the TTC. It's not just the better way - it's the only
way! It's a weekend not to be missed, so mark your calendars now!

Admission is FREE to Toronto Winterfest, making it an exciting and cool
wintertime destination for residents and visitors alike.

For more information about the Ice Show Spectacular and Toronto Winterfest 2001
presented by Shoppers Drug Mart, call the Event Hotline at 416-395-7350 or
visit us on the Winterfest website at: a/special_events

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