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Former NHL Stars Headline Free Family Skating Event at Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Rink

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2013) - A group of local franchise owners is working with Skate for Kids and, two Toronto-based charities, for a day of family skating and entertainment at Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Rink. Joining CEO Ken LeBlanc and his GTA team on the ice will be former NHL stars Dave McIlwain, Cam Stewart, Dennis Maruk and more.

What: Free skate and entertainment featuring:

  • NHL players brought to you by Skate For Kids and
  • A chance to win 2 tickets to a Maple Leafs game
  • A chance to win a trip to Mexico with the "Show Us Your Love" contest
  • Free skate and helmet rentals for the first 50 children 12 & under
  • Celebrity Santa (John Cavers -
When: Saturday, December 14, 2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  1:00 PM: Dave McIlwain (Toronto Maple Leafs) arrival
1:15 PM: Ceremonial puck drop (Dave McIlwain and CEO Ken LeBlanc)
2:00 PM: Cam Stewart (Boston Bruins) arrival
3:00 PM: Dennis Maruk (Washington Capitals) arrival
3:00 PM: cheque presentation to Skate for Kids
3:45 PM: Draw for a pair of Maple Leaf tickets
Where: Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Rink 
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON


  • Former NHL players Dave McIlwain (Toronto Maple Leafs), Cam Stewart (Boston Bruins), Dennis Maruk (Washington Capitals), and more TBD
  • Kerry Goulet, Stop Concussions
  • Ken LeBlanc, President and CEO of
  • Rick Naranowicz, Skate for Kids
  • GTA franchise owners

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