Celebrate your Father with the Perfect Outing in Toronto

May 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto

It’s almost that time of the year again! Father’s Day is quickly approaching so we are here to help you find the perfect event for you and your dad. The variety of events are all sure to be a hit as there is something for everyone to enjoy! “Do It for Dad” Father’s Day Walk/Run Sunday June 15th at Ashbridge’s Bay Park Celebrate Father’s Day this year by honoring the men in you life and support the Prostate Cancer Foundation at this year’s “Do it For Dad” walk/run! This is an event that the whole family can enjoy as there will be a BBQ lunch, entertainment and 100s of prizes! www.walktolive.ca do it for dad 5th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show Sunday June 15th 12pm-5pm, Bloor Street form Avenue Road to Bay Street This spectacular red-carpet event will take place in one of the most luxurious shopping districts in North America. Admission is free so bring the whole family and join in supporting Prostate Cancer Canada on Father’s Day and see over 120 examples of classic and exotic cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette, Porsche and more. The 5th anniversary event will debut the Super Car Corral plus a Mustang Corral to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic brand! www.yorkvilleexotics.com carshow-logo Father’s Day BBQ at Casa Loma Sunday June 15th, 11am-5pm, Casa Loma Don’t miss a fun-filled father’s day at the beautiful Casa Loma! All tickets include the Father’s day BBQ, live entertainment, family activities, a self guided tour and multimedia audio guide. Adult (18-59) $40.00 Child (4-13) $30.00 Senior (60+) $35.00 Youth (14-17) $35.00 Children Under 3 are Free www.casaloma.org/events casaloma Toronto Fathers Day Cruise Sunday June 14th at 6:30pm or June 15th at 11:30am, 539 Queens Quay West Looking for a unique Fathers Day gift? Then a Toronto Fathers Day Cruise is the perfect Fathers Day Present! Experience a Father’s day brunch from the water on the Jubilee Queen Cruise where you and your family will enjoy a 2 hour tour of the Toronto Islands & Harbour while feasting on a fabulous buffet menu prepared fresh onboard by an award winning chef. The Fathers Day Cruise menu has something for everyone in your family even vegetarian options! www.jubileequeencruises.ca/Toronto HeadersFathersDayCruise Luxury Cigar Experience In Niagara June 13th, 3pm- 10pm, 4560 Cave Springs Road Beamsville, Ontario Enjoy an intimate evening with some of the lifestyle industry’s finest. This is an experience that you will reminisce about for years to come and an incredible way to celebrate the Father’s Day weekend. The Evening Starts with a cold Steam Whistle sampling at the Brewery in downtown Toronto, Roundtrip Transportation from Steam Whistle Brewery to Niagara, a gourmet BBQ at a Private Cave Springs Location,tutored Wine Tasting with Mr. Len Pennachetti, Founder of Cave Springs.The Evening then winds down with a sunset smoke featuring Premium Nicaraguan Cigars, a brand ambassador leads you through a paired Hennessy tasting ,Private Cigar Tasting with Markus Raty, Presidente and receiver a luxury gift bag. www.eventbrite.ca/e/luxury-cigar Etiqueta de Cohiba 1 For Toronto upcoming events check our website upcoming events, at www.torontocityevents.com

2013 Crashed Ice Party In Niagara Falls

November 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Ontario

On December 1st 2012 Niagara Falls will play host to a unique downhill race on skates sporting event called ‘Crashed Ice’, and this city on the USA Canada border is the first stop of the 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice Tour.

This sport is also called Ice Cross Downhill and it started life as just another winter extreme sport in 2000 – but then Red Bull got involved and the sport took on a life of its own.  The rules are the same today and the rules are simple; four racers on skates hurl themselves down five hundred meters of frozen ice and ramps in an urban environment. The first competitor to cross the finish line wins the race!

This sport is brand new because we’ve never had the refrigeration technology or equipment like this to be able to make the course so affordable before this modern age. The biggest cost for such an event is the construction of the frozen track itself. The sport is popular because it offers another chance to hockey players whose NHL dreams are unfulfilled. Now they can use their skating skills for something totally unique. Read more about Crashed Ice on this Niagara Falls blog. Below is the course that has been set up for Dec 1st event which is the start of the 2013 Crashed Ice Season.

Niagara falls Canada, Crashed Ice course from above

2013 race calendar will start with the opening event in Niagara Falls, then continue through the United States, Russia, Switzerland, and end with the big finale in Quebec City. Although this extreme event attraction gets a lot of international attention and has a wide audience in Europe and Asia, its a very Canadian creation and we’re proud of the fact that current World Champion Kyle Croxall, is from Mississauga, Ontario. He will be defending his title.  You can see Kyle and his brother Scott in this video,

Check the official tour website for more information. Book a hotel in Niagara Falls online now or check out our list of dining and accommodation packages to make the most of your visit. There’s lots of capacity in Coco’s bar and if you went early enough you could most likely get a table on the patio terrace which should offer a wicked view.

The photo below is from 2008 when fans had unprecedented access to the competitors – the track side seats could literally reach out and touch players as they sped past. That level of access is rare in professional sports and really rare for extreme sports.

2008 race in Europe saw racing fans very close to competitors

The racers look like hockey players and wear similar helmets and padding. There has been some speculation that ice hockey could evolve ramps and speedier sloping corners because of the success of this sport.

Not only has Red Bull sponsored the event, but they helped create it and raise it up to the popularity it enjoys today. Hockey players love this new skate racing sport and there’s some good discussions about Crashed Ice on Canadian sports forum and more about Crashed Ice in Niagara Falls on this NHL hockey forum because they have nothing else to rant about except the NHL strike.

Although this is a free outdoor event for thousands of spectators, there is also a VIP premium indoor viewing area. The Red Bull sponsored ‘Crashed Fan Zone’ will open its doors at 6:00 pm and provide ticket holding spectators with an unparalleled view of the proceedings, and an insider experience. DJs will be setting the tone for the evening and they will be the first to toast the victory of race winners, probably just before 11pm.