Curling, comedy and football this weekend in the Glebe for Winterlude

February 4, 2016 | by glebeadmin

Hurry hard to the Glebe this weekend and learn how to curl like a champion.

Winterlude has converted the Lansdowne skating surface into a curling rink for curious sport enthusiasts who want to skip their team to a win.

Curious curlers can just show up at the rink behind the historic Aberdeen Pavilion on Friday at 4 p.m. or Saturday at noon and sweep their way into a curling game.

The curling lessons are free and fit for the whole family. Click here for more info.


If you’re not into sliding down the ice with large rocks, there is tons of other stuff to check out in the Glebe for Winterlude this weekend, everything from photo exhibits to Cracking up the Capital’s Comedy Night in Canada featuring Gerry Dee at TD Place on Saturday.

After curling, stick around and check out the Lansdowne Through the Years photo exhibit at the Aberdeen Square. Travel through time and see Lansdowne in its olden days, compared to the new and exciting space it has become today.

And football fans can start their Super Bowl party early this year by playing in the Winterlude Blizzard Bowl at the Great Lawn. Teams have already been created for this mini football tournament that will see family-friendly touch football being played out in the snow. Registration has already closed for this event, but come down and check out what winter football looks like.

After football, you’ll likely be hungry. The Glebe has 50-plus restaurants to choose from, all with their own flavour and flare. Click here for our Glebe Restaurant Guide.

Cap the day off with a bucket of laughs at Cracking up the Capital’s Comedy Night in Canada Feb. 6 at TD Place.

Join top Canadian comics including Gerry Dee, Big Daddy Tazz, Tim Steeves and others for a night of gut-busting laughter at TD Place Saturday night.

Headliner Gerry Dee has garnered critical acclaim for both his TV series Mr. D and for his standup. Gerry Dee won Canada’s Best Comic in 2012 at the Canadian Comedy Awards and has been putting audiences in stitches ever since.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes creator Mary Walsh will be honoured at the event with the Canadian Comedy Icon Award for her tireless work on mental health and for years of making people laugh.

The comedy show also features Jessica Holmes, and Harry Doupe, among others.

Don’t miss this special, hilarious night, right here in the Glebe. Click here for tickets.

Winterlude in the Glebe continues Sunday with the Winter Farmers’ Market and the Museum Zone, both inside the Aberdeen Pavilion starting at 10 a.m.

Don’t stay inside binge watching Netflix this weekend. Get out in the snow. See you this weekend.