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Toronto aims to break record for largest skating lesson

As far as dorky world record attempts go, this one is, if nothing else, one of the most definitively Canadian. This coming Monday (Family Day) at the Natrel Rink at Harbourfront, 600 or so people will attempt to set a new world record for the largest-ever skating lesson. (The previous record, in case you were wondering, was 523 in January 2014 on a rink in Kazakhstan.)

Heading up the lesson is Olympic figure skater Patrick Chan, along with a CanCon who's who: Former Leafs captain Wendel Clark, Olympic women's team players Jennifer Botterill and Caroline Ouellette, and sledge hockey player Kevin Rempel.

They're also offering free ice skates and helmet rentals, as if being enshrined in history forever - or until someone around the world finds a bigger skating rink - isn't enough. Skaters will begin registering at 10am, and hit the ice by 11.

Photo by Patrick Dell via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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