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Got plans this Family Day long weekend?

The Fergus Scottish Festival is excited to be celebrating Scottish culture during skating season with its first annual Kilt Skate event.

Don your kilts and tartan and, of course, your skates and join us on Sunday afternoon of the Family Day weekend for a fun hour of free skating from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex.

Canadian kilt skates began in the 1980s as a house party to celebrate Sir John A Macdonald’s birthday by skating on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal. Over the years other Canadian cities have joined in the festivities. Last year,  New York City got in on the fun.  And this year the first-ever kilt skate will take place on the east side of the Atlantic, with the Tartan Kilt Skate Dublin.

But we all know the best time will be had in Fergus for our first-ever kilt skate!

Because not only will everyone be out skating and having fun, but there will be pipes and drums playing, hot chocolate to enjoy with delicious shortbread AND chances to win passes to the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games in August.

After all, this is just part of the excitement building up to the 75th anniversary of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games in August.

Get the tartans out and lace up your skates.


February 16, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Centre Wellington Sportsplex
550 Belsyde Ave. E.
Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W5 Canada
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