Learn more about Canada’s favourite tradition

Skating is part of our national identity and now you can learn more about the time-honoured tradition and three major ice sports: figure skating, speed skating and hockey.

Lace Up: Canada’s Passion for Skating, a travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., is on display at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre until March 26, 2022.

The exhibition puts our country’s love of ice sports into a historical and social context and also features local histories and artifacts from Stouffville. Skating is an important Canadian tradition but started out in Europe as a means of transport and over the centuries became a popular activity at every level of society.

Millions of people lace up each winter to enjoy the unique experience of skating on ponds, rivers, rinks and canals across Canada. “We teach our children to skate, join teams and clubs, and hold social parties. We participate in a tradition that is a central part of life in this country,” the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum says.

Lace Up will allow you to discover a remarkable history that is still in the making.”

The museum is located at 14732 Woodbine Ave. Call 905-727-8954 or email [email protected] to learn more. 

Photo: Lace Up: Canada’s Passion for Skating is on display at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre until March 26, 2022.

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