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Core Entertainment & KX 947 Community Skate

Hamilton, ON  January 8, 2019 – Spectra, venue managers of FirstOntario Centre are excited to announce The Core Entertainment & KX 94.7 Community Skate presented by Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers.  The event is free to the public and will take place at FirstOntario Centre on Sunday, January 27th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Community members are welcome to bring their friends and families for a fun filled afternoon in the Core. In addition to skating, a variety of local vendors will also be onsite creating a mini-market for skaters and community members to peruse. Visit Core Entertainment on social media, or tune into KX94.7 to hear about the vendor offerings leading up to the skate.

The KX 94.7 events cruiser will be live on location with lots of great giveaways and your favourite on-air personalities will take to the ice for a fun, family day out!

Core Entertainment and KX 94.7 in partnership with Hamilton Food Share asks the public to bring coins and healthy, non-perishable food donations such as tuna, beans, rice, pasta, cereal and baby food to the event. It is important that we give back to our community as the need is so great with 12,600 individuals including 4600 children relying on food banks each month in Hamilton.

Skate Details:

  • Where:
    • FirstOntario Centre – 101 York Boulevard, Hamilton Ontario
    • Enter and Exit through the main entrance on Bay St.
  • When:
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • What:
    • Free skate and mini-market open to the public
    • Skate and helmet rentals not available
    • CSA approved helmets are strongly recommended for inexperienced skaters and/or patrons under 13 years of age.

For more up-to-date information on the skate visit:

About KX947
KX94.7 is independently owned Canadian radio station broadcasting from Hamilton, Ontario. #1 for Hot New Country, KX 94.7 is home to the award winning KX Morning Ride with Toff and Melissa weekday mornings from 5:30-9! For more information, visit

About Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers
Celebrating over 35 years in business, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers (DLIB) is a full-service brokerage with a staff of over 100 dedicated professionals providing and servicing a complete range of personal and corporate property/casualty insurance, employee benefits, financial services and group retirement products. Our firm has become one of the largest and most trusted insurance organizations in Southern Ontario and now ranks in the top 5% of insurance brokerages in Canada.

To learn more, please visit

About Hamilton Food Share
Hamilton Food Share provides almost 3 million pounds of healthy food, more than half of which is fresh or frozen, to 12 food banks and 103 food programs across the Greater Hamilton region. For every $1 donated, Hamilton Food Share can provide $5 in food. Most needed items include: baby formula, canned fish, beans, beef stew, and oatmeal.

Venue Contact:
Jill Kurtz – Director of Marketing
P: 905-546-3106| E:

About Core Entertainment
Core Entertainment is the engine that drives events to FirstOntario Centre, FirstOntario Concert Hall and The Studio.  Reaching fans across Southwestern Ontario, we have something for everyone whether you enjoy, sports, concerts, family shows or theatre. Core Entertainment is powered by Spectra Venue Management. For additional information, visit

About Spectrao Venue Management
Spectra’s Venue Management division is the industry leader across a full range of services that impact the bottom-line success of public assembly venues, including marketing and sales, corporate partnerships, event booking, ticket services and box office management, customer service, operations and engineering and finance and administration.

About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:

Dennis Harrington
Director, Marketing & Communications
Lawrie Insurance Group
905-525-7259 ext.1393