The Event

The tournament is packed with 144 teams from across Montreal, so we’re expecting a huge turnout of fans, family and spectators to cheer on the players! During the hockey tournament, we have tons of festive, fun and free activities planned for the big weekend!

The site of the Classique Montréalaise will feature a giant heated tent that includes a restaurant and bar, an entertainment area with performances by The Hockey Circus Show, outdoor games and live music that will get everyone dancing.

Bring your ice skates and the whole family for free outdoor skating at the Olympic Basin at Parc Jean-Drapeau! Experience an invigorating breath of fresh air on the site of the famous rowing facilities of the 1976 Summer Olympics, all the while enjoying a spectacular view of the city skyline!


Aside from The Hockey Circus Show, there will be a number of fun entertainers bouncing around all weekend long, such as the always funny Patrice Lemieux. Fans will also be treated to visits from the Canadiens Alumni Chris Nilan, Steve Bégin, Mathieu Dandenault and Enrico Ciccone! With evenko at the helm of the production, of course there will also be some excellent live music performances!


Here’s the rundown of events that you don’t want to miss:

Saturday, January 28

8:30am – Start of the hockey games

12:30pm — Performance by Émile Bilodeau (Main stage)

1:30pm — Visit by the Canadiens Alumni Chris Nilan and Steve Bégin

1:30pm — Performance by Nino (375th tent)

2pm — Visit by Patrice Lemieux

4pm – End of the hockey games

5pm — Performance by Les Dales Hawerchuk (Main stage)

6pm — Performance by Nino en duo (375th tent)

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Sunday, January 29

8:30am – Start of the hockey games

12:30pm — Performance by The Planet Smashers (Main stage)

1:30pm — Visit by the Canadiens Alumni Chris Nilan, Steve Bégin, Mathieu Dandenault and Enrico Ciccone

1:30pm — Performance by Jabbour (375th tent)

3:30pm — Awards ceremony for the winning teams in each category (Main stage)

4pm — Performance by Jabbour (375th tent)

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Throughout the event, President’s Choice invites all participants to come warm up in the comfort zone, where they can enjoy a cup of delicious hot chocolate in exchange for a voluntary contribution to the St. Michael’s Mission Charity.

All of these activities are free and the site opens at 8:30am. To join us at the Classique Montréalaise, we strongly encourage you to use public transit. You can find directions to the event here.

Parc Jean-Drapeau

The Parc Jean-Drapeau has hosted more then its share of memorable moments in the history of Montreal: the World Expo of 1967-aptly named Man and his World-, the opening of La Ronde amusement park, the rowing competitions during the Summer Olympics of 1976, the inauguration of the Canadian Grand Prix racetrack in 1978, the advent of the Jean-Doré beach, the Fêtes des Neiges, the Osheaga festival and the list goes on!

The Olympic Basin was built for the rowing events of the 1976 Summer Olympics. Spanning up to 2.2 kilometers, it is 110 meters wide and 2.5 meters deep, in conformity with the international sporting federations’ requirements. It remains today the largest artificial rowing facility in North America.

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