This year, skating isn't much of a thing in Montreal, which is probably the only downside to the strangely warm weather. But the cold will come, and when it does is in the coming years, we'll all have a new way to play right in the heart of the city.

As part of the redevelopment of Quartier des Spectacles, an official plan has been released by the City of Montreal that will see a giant outdoor skating rink built on Sainte Catherine street, reports Le Devoir. You may remember similar news from last year, though it seems like this announcement is making things official.

Specifically, the outdoor skating rink will be built in front of Montreal's Centre for Sustainable Development/Maison du développement durable, housed at 50 Sainte Catherine Street West.

The Quartier des Spectaces building project (which the rink is a part of) will see nearly $67 million dollars put towards a face lift for Clark street, between Sainte Catherine and Maisonneuve, with work also to be done on rue Montigny.

Little else has been released regarding the Quartier des Spectacles redevelopment project, though more details should come our way early next year. A completion-date for the outdoor rink and the entire project is slated for December 2018.

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