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To celebrate the bicentennial of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, the Scottish Society of Ottawa launched the first Kilt Skate event on January 31, 2015. Other cities joined in the celebration including Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Saskatoon. The Kilt Skate phenomenon is now spreading to now include North Glengarry, Toronto, and Lloydminster! Moving into it’s fifth year, the Great Canadian Kilt Skate is indelibly Scottish and undeniably Canadian. It speaks to the Scottish contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage.

The event is a chance to nurture your inner Scot, come to a skating party with a spirit of Scottish fun and fortitude wearing tartans and kilts.

The Kilt Skate phenomenon has been internationally recognized as a unique way to celebrate Scotland’s contribution to Canada’s multicultural heritage. We’ve been covered in the media from Scotland to Australia!


  • Sunday, January 13th

  • Seven Oaks Sports Complex, 745 Kingsbury Avenue, Winnipeg

  • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Organizers: St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg

  • Contact Evelyn Mitchell for additional at or 204-960-1612

  • Winnipeg’s fourth annual kilt skate



  • Saturday, January 26th

  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Join us for a warm-up after-party at Milestones.

  • Skating Court, Lansdowne Park, 452 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa (Underground paid parking is available.)

  • Organizers: Scottish Society of Ottawa

  • Contact Carol MacPherson at

  • Ottawa’s fifth annual kilt skate




  • Sunday, February 10th

  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

  • Organizer: St Andrew-Caledonian Society of Calgary

  • Contact David Aftergood at or 403-975-8902

  • Saskatoon’s fifth annual kilt skate


  • Saturday, February 23rd

  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Maxville & District Sports Complex, 25 Fair Street, Maxville, ON

  • Presentation/Gathering from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Community Hall and skating from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Organizers: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 423 (Alexandria, ON), 379 Glengarry Mustangs - Air Cadet League of Canada (Alexandria, ON), the Quigley Highlanders Pipes and Drums (Maxville, ON) and the Township of North Glengarry

  • Click here for additional information, or Anne Leduc at 613-525-3600 ext. 352 or

  • North Glengarry’s second annual kilt skate

Information on other Canadian cities and dates coming soon.

New York City

  • New for this year, the Kilt Skates are expanding beyond Canadian borders with a Tartan Kilt Skate NYC in New York City.

  • Saturday, February 2nd

  • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Please arrive at 2:30 PM. Bagpiper calls skaters together for opening ceremonies at 3:00 PM. Please allow time to check in with Bryant Park and to put on your skates. REGISTER online here.)

  • Bank of America Winter Village, Bryant Park, 6th Avenue at W 42nd Street, Manhattan

  • Skate rentals are available for $25

  • Organizers: American Scottish Foundation in association with Bryant Park

  • Contact 212 605 0338  or

  • New York’s inaugural kilt skate