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The Great Canadian Kilt Skate is happening in Calgary next month

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Ainsley Smith Jan 15, 2018 1:57 pm 878

Get ready to unleash your inner Scot Calgary, the fourth annual Great Canadian Kilt Skate returns this winter!

On February 11, the Calgary Olympic Plaza skating rink will be decked out with tartan-clad skaters, giving Calgarians the opportunity to embrace Scottish culture in a totally Canadian way.

But don’t worry, if you’re not feeling like baring your legs, kilts are completely optional.

Calgary Kilt Skate

Kilt Skate

The Kilt Skate was created by the Scottish Society of Ottawa to celebrate the bicentennial of Canada’s first prime minister, John A. MacDonald.

The original skate took place in Ottawa and slowly over time other Canadian cities joined in. This year, five other Canadian cities will be participating in the festivities including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Saskatoon, and North Glengarry.

So get your skates and kilts ready, Calgary – it’s time to show off your Scottish pride!

Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate

When: February 11, 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: Calgary Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Avenue SE

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is always on the hunt for the best avocado toast.

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