photo by sally cohn

photo by sally cohn

le patin libre

Performing "Vertical Influences"
Returning after sold-out 2016 performances

"The wonderfully fresh and inventive Canadian group Le Patin Libre are worth the wait" - MV Times, 2016


Le Patin Libre is a contemporary ice skating company from Montréal, Canada.  This performance art uses ice, skates and glide as medias.  Some people see our work as a form of “contemporary dance on ice”.

The first collective was founded in 2005 par by ex high-level figure skaters.  They regrouped with the intention of transforming their athleticism into a mean of free expression.  Far from sparkles, stereotypes and champions’ demos, the creations of Le Patin Libre propose real works of art exploiting the amazing choreographic and theatrical potential of glide.