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1000 de La Gauchetiere

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Address: 1000 de la Gauchetiere St. W. | (Near St-André), Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W5, Canada
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The tallest building in the city has 51 stories and is an architectural...

The tallest building in the city has 51 stories and is an architectural landmark.

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Indoor ice rink in Montreal's underground city.

Indoor ice rink underneath an atrium in Montreal's underground city. Long lines due to popularity and indoor setting.

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Ersun U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only went to te ice ring. It is a great way to do some ice-skating when the lake are not frozen anymore. Lot of people the week end and possibility to eat just next to it. The place is open for ice-skating all year long.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Indoor ice rink underneath an atrium in Montreal's underground city. Long lines due to popularity and indoor setting.

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Thank Ersun U
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this building late Sunday afternoon. Skating rink is beautiful. Some people were seated near the rink working on laptops. Check for public skating times and costs on their website.

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Thank davidhale22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

It's the Caricature of Modern Day Babylon..I visited the Building on the Day of its Inauguration..It was built by Herve Pomerleau, an enterprising General Contractor from the Beauce..who hired mostly young Engineers with 5-7 years experience , willing to work 60+ hours plus. Most of the SubContractors on that job went belly up. Still, it stands today as a testament... More 

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Thank Andre E
Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

If it is -39C and you happen to be in Montreal with two kids, this is great place to spend an hour or two. Yes it comes with the price of $20 for family of four, but it also helps a family survive a cold day. The ice rink is well maintained and it is safe enough to let the... More 

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Thank hocunecu
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

I always wanted to go skating at the atrium because a lot of people spoke of it. Well I could finally say I skated there but for sure I will never return ever again. The negative points: You have to pay to go in $20 for family of 4. You have to leave your jackets and belongings at the locker... More 

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Thank Carolyn A
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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

There's shopping, food... Great food, pastries, great coffee shops and the best of all INDOOR ICE SKATING!!!! Enough here to keep all ages content for hours. Paid $80 for 7 to skate including rentals and safety gear. Photos to follow!

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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

After meetings I had a bit of time before dinner nearby. What a nice way to pass a hour than to have some ice skating. The rink is very well managed, great equipment, good food nearby and beautiful holiday decorations.

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Thank Roquita C
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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Found a nice place for Chinese food in here. There is ice skating here which is quite cheap BUT rather expensive for skate hire !!!

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Thank adam_nwuk
No. VA
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

1000 de La Gauchetiere is an interesting office bldg, that is also a Metro station, has a good food court, and has an ice rink just off the lobby. I stopped by the food court for a quick lunch, which was very nice, but I was also able watch the kids ice skating. It was very nice!

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