Vertical Influences - Le Patin Libre

Get up close and personal with the Canadian collective reinventing ice skating.  

As part of Dance Umbrella’s mission to celebrate 21st century choreography, iconoclastic ice skaters

Le Patin Libre come to Ally Pally Ice Rink. In this specially commissioned double bill they share their signature mix of movement, wit, speed and grace.  Le Patin Libre (Free Skate) is a five-strong collective of prize-winning skaters who are creating a new kind of ice dancing, way beyond the confines of traditional figure skating.

Having started out performing on frozen ponds and canals in their hometown of Montreal, the company now come to London to present a full-length evening of work. In influences the performers play with how our body language can influence others, even with just a casual glance. In the second piece Vertical, audiences are invited to view the artists up close, with seating on the ice (dress warmly…).

“The anti-Dancing on Ice” TIME OUT

A Dance Umbrella and National Arts Centre, Canada commission.
In partnership with Sadler’s Wells and their home away from home Ally Pally.


Pre-skate Cheap Skate!

Planning to see Le Patin Libre? Why not have a spin on the ice before the first show? Special discounted Dance Umbrella Skate and Show tickets are available each night just in time for Halloween.



How to get here

Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY

Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus