Le Patin Libre (French for “Free Skate”) is a contemporary ice skating company which uses ice, skates and glide as mediums of storytelling. Founded in 2005 by former high-level figure skaters, they set out with the intention of transforming their athleticism into a means of free expression. Defying stereotypes of ice skating, Le Patin Libre’s dynamic choreography exposes the theatrical potential of glide.
What began as spontaneous demonstrations on frozen ponds, Le Patin Libre has evolved to become a premier international touring company under the artistic vision of Alexandre Hamel, activating skating rinks globally as a place where diverse audiences can gather and discover a new art form.
Committed to designing inclusive events, Le Patin Libre uses ice skating as an entry point to the arts as well as a way to create unforgettable experiences for audiences of all ages. The company transforms rinks into dance floors and playgrounds, sharing their passion for skating and creating an immersive and welcoming environment for all.
Le Patin Libre is based in Montréal, Canada.
FIND OUT MORE
The Guardian Review
The Wonder of Gliding - Interview with Alexandre Hamel for Holland Dance Festival