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CANADA: Olympic Plaza Opens for 2022 Ice-Skating Season, Plus Holiday Programming at Casa Loma, and More

GLOBAL: The third annual Global Legal Forum Conference returns to The Hague Marriott in the Netherlands Dec. 1-2 following a two-year hiatus. The event is expecting 200-plus delegates from around the world to gather to discuss legal technology, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) meditation, and emerging practices of law. Guests can expect keynote speakers as well as debates and proposed resolutions involving worldwide players in the tech and law sectors. The Global Legal Forum Conference is being hosted in partnership with The Hague Convention Bureau (THCB), which specializes in comprehensive and custom event support thanks to a large network of local partners.

CALGARY: The Olympic Plaza has officially opened its ice skating rink for the 2022 winter season, inviting guests to partake on the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. Olympic Plaza will be open daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m. now through mid-March 2023, and skate rentals are available courtesy of the venue’s Skate Hut. Helmets are strongly encouraged, and guests can also expect free hot chocolate and live entertainment.

TORONTO: Scale Hospitality has announced the opening of AP, an upscale restaurant in collaboration with renowned international chef Antonio Park. AP debuted on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre at 55 Bloor St. on Nov. 16, and is now serving up sophisticated dishes with Japanese, pan-Asian, and Latin influences. Highlights include a variety of Gyoza offerings, omakase sashimi, bluefin tuna tataki, and an extensive selection of Japanese whiskies. 

Liberty Entertainment Group is hosting its annual Christmas at the Castle and Holiday Lights Tour experiences at Toronto’s Casa Loma again this season. The holiday programming will kick off on Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 8, with events slated for Christmas Eve and Boxing Day (the venue will only be closed on Christmas Day). Guests are invited to partake in indoor, outdoor, daytime, and nighttime activities, plus admire Casa Loma’s holiday decor and 40-foot Christmas tree in its Great Hall decorated by local designers. 

VANCOUVER: Best Buy Canada is celebrating the holiday season with Canada’s biggest drone show to date. On Dec. 2-3, the skies above Vancouver’s Canada Place will be lit by more than 300 drones as they put on a 10-minute show, displaying holiday scenes, festive images, on-theme animations, and more. Dubbed “Big Skies Powered By Best Buy,” the shows will take place each night at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. 

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