16 things to do in Montreal this weekend: February 14 to 16

Feb 14 2020, 5:00 am

Considering this weekend starts off on Valentine’s Day (and payday too, perhaps?), it’s no surprise that Montreal is oozing with lovely things to check out from February 14 to 16.

Friday, February 14

Atrium Le 1000

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If the weather is too tricky today but you feel like hitting the ice with your boo, check out Atrium Le 1000, an indoor ice rink located inside Montreal’s tallest building.

The Atrium has a glass ceiling, perfect to be part of the weather without actually being part of it.

Plus, the skating rink plays music so you can glide to some tunes.

You can bring your own skates or rent equipment on site.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 11:30 am to 9 pm
Where: 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest
Price: $8.26

Jeff Caldwell – The Comedy Nest

The Comedy Nest will heat up a bit this weekend as Jeff Caldwell brings his comedic insights of tortilla chips, smartphones, marriage, and the metric system to the Nest until Saturday.

He’s appeared on¬†The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,¬†and will be joined by a slew of local comics.

When: February 14 and 15
Time: 8 pm and 10 pm
Where:¬†The Comedy Nest — 2313 Saint-Catherine Street 3rd Floor
Price: $12 Р$15

Imagine Van Gogh

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Montreal has been coated with an exhibition of the works of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world.

The exhibition, Imagine Van Gogh, which opened in December, takes guests through the world of colours and emotions of Van Gogh’s works through gigantic murals and immersive soundtrack.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Arsenal art contemporain ‚ÄĒ 2020 rue William
Price: $16 to $26, available online

SkyVenutre

If you’ve ever wanted to be like Charlie Bucker from¬†Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, now is your chance (to fly at least, not the whole candy eating thing.)

SkyVenture in Laval offers guests the first recirculating indoor freefall simulator in Canada. Dive in solo or with a group and you actually fly.

“Anyone who is in good health can fly in the wind tunnel,” reads the SkyVenture terms and conditions. “After just a few minutes, you will finally understand why birds sing!”

Guests are lifted into the air through the flight chamber’s airflow and an instructor is on-site to ensure 100% safety.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 9 am to 8 pm
Where:
¬†Centropolis — 2700 avenue du Cosmod√īme, Laval
Price: $58 – $93.93, available online

Saturday, February 15

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Dallas Stars

Canadiens

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The Canadiens welcome the high-octane Dallas Stars to the Bell Centre on Saturday for a rare tilt against the Stars and old pal Alexander Radulov.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 7 pm
Where:¬†Bell Centre — 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varies per date and seat selection, available online

Les Jardineries

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Head over the Olympic Stadium every weekend in February for some free outdoor fun including bowling, skating, sledding, sliding, hot drinks, and a heated chalet.

When: February 15 and 16
Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Les Jardineries, L’Esplanade du Parc Olympique
Price: Free admission

Journey to Space

Montreal Science Center

How do astronauts do it? We know where they do it but like, how do they wash up at the end of shift? How do they get into and out of those bulky suits?

Embark on Journey to Space at the Montreal Science Center and learn all about the day-to-day lives of astronauts in a new interactive exhibition filled with experiences that are — you guessed it — out of this world.

When: February 15 РSeptember 7
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Where: 
Montreal Science Center, Old Montreal
Price:$12 Р$23, available online

Pente à Neige

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No offence Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this weekend as La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

The third edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people along with a mini slope that can accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers, and sledders of any age and features a cozy heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and music. Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

The slope is 300 metres long and has professionals on site to teach people proper skiing/snowboarding/falling down techniques.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where:¬†Parc Ignace-Bourget — 6101 Avenue de Montmagny
Price: Various pricing, details available online

Roller Skate Valentine Party

Glide over to Centre Bruxelles for a night of roller skating, music, dancing, and some drinks.

The party has a $10 cover charge and skate rentals cost $5 a pair.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 7 pm to 1 am
Where:¬†Centre Bruxelles — 10015 avenude des Bruxelles
Price: $10

Coup S√Ľr

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It may not look like it, but baseball/softball season is right around the corner.

How about taking some cuts at the batting cage?

Coup¬†S√Ľr has six pitching machines all throwing at various speeds and each machine throws either baseballs or softballs. They have a closed off radar section too if you want to practice pitching.

They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you’re looking for some gear.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9 am to 10 pm
Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Price: One token (20 pitches): $5.75; five token special (100 pitches): $23.00

Sunday, February 16

Post Malone ‚Äď Bell Centre

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Last weekend was post-snowstorm and this weekend is Post Malone.

After announcing the extension of his North American ‚ÄúRunaway Tour‚ÄĚ in November, the¬†multi-platinum-selling rapper will swing by the Bell Centre on Sunday as part of his tour which is promoting his recently released third album,¬†Hollywood‚Äôs Bleeding.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bell Centre
Price: $236.34 Р$1,048.32, available online

Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl

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If you thought Montreal’s weather this winter was scary, you’ve got another thing coming.

After doing studies in Savannah, Georgia (dubbed ‚ÄúAmerica‚Äôs most haunted city‚ÄĚ), the paranormal research crew has jumped over to Montreal for the first-ever Haunted Pub Crawl in the city.

Led by a professional ghost storyteller, the Haunted Montreal Pub Crawl will visit three of the city’s most haunted bars, because mixing ghosts and booze is the only smart way to deal with the paranormal.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 3 pm for English, 4 pm for French
Where: The tour starts at McKibbin’s Irish Pub, 1426 Bishop
Price: $21.30, available online

Natrel Skating Rink

Old Montreal skating Old Port

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A skating rink with Old Montreal as the backdrop ‚Äď talk about picturesque.

The Natrel Skating Rink in Old Montreal is open to the public every day this month, offering some really nice ice.

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin
Price: $5.22, kids six to 12; $7.83 general admission, free for kids under six.

POP Yoga Neige

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Montreal-based fitness company POP Spirit is hosting another edition of outdoor snow yoga on Sunday.

Aptly titled POP Yoga Neige, classes will take place from 10:30 am to 11:15 am every Sunday all month.

All classes are free to the public and boast top-notch, professional instructors. All you have to do is bring your own mat and dress warmly (and we mean, really warm).

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 am
Where: Parcours Gouin
Price: Free

Turbo Ha√ľs Chili Cook Off

The second annual Turbo Ha√ľs chili cook off takes place this Sunday where a $10 cover gets you all the chili you could need (both meat and veggie options).

The chili will be judged on five different criteria, from 1-10 based on aroma, consistency, appearance, taste, and after taste

A pretty tasty set of rules apply. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Turbo Ha√ľs — 2040 rue Saint-Denis
Price: $10

Sketch Writing 101

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If you’re itching to start writing sketches, this 2-hour workshop will give you some resources you need to get started.

The course talks about game, heightening in beats, premise, timing, character, live vs film, editing, and how to get on stage.

Guests are asked to bring a pen, notebook, or laptop and the course is run by¬†Kate Hammer, the Editor-in-Chief of Hindwing Press – Montreal’s Comedy Journal.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Le P’tit Impro, 3713 blvd St-Laurent #202
Price: $15