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Sports in Montreal: NBA, UFC, Lacrosse and more

While it’s that time of the year when most Montreal hockey and football fans are focused, laser-like, on the fortunes of the just-getting-started Montreal Canadiens and the coming-down-the-home-stretch Montreal Alouettes respectively, there’s a lot more sports life out there than just the big tickets…

NHL Face-off 2013 in Montreal: Kings of Leon, Loco Locass, The Beaches, Chef Chuck Hughes and more

For the thousands of hockey fans who couldn’t get their hands on tickets to the season opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL hosted a special event at Place des Festivals. The 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off brought Grammy award-winning band Kings of Leon for a free concert, along with Loco Locass and The Beaches. The weather was perfect as the game was broadcast on giant screens for the huge crowd, with an energy that only hockey can stir…(Photo by Eva Blue)

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: FEBRUARY 1-7

A winter escape to Montreal this week is replete with gentle snowfall, delicious (and decadent) food, glamourous fashion shows, eye-popping theatre, dance and art, and live music for hot dancing or cozy unwinding…

SPORTS COME ALIVE IN MONTREAL: CANADIENS, GSP, ROGERS CUP, IMPACT AND MORE

[www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HwHD1-A9Vc] From our beloved and storied hockey franchise the Montreal Canadiens to our surging soccer team the Montreal Impact, from hometown UFC hero Georges St-Pierre to the power and spectacle of the Grand Prix and the thrilling athleticism of the Rogers Cup, Montreal is a year-long destination for sports fans. And if you’re coming to town for the big game and you need a place to stay, we can help with that too.

PHOTO GALLERY: OUTDOOR HOCKEY RINKS IN MONTREAL

While the Montreal Canadiens may have taken their sweet time getting on the ice this winter, Montreal’s amateur hockey players haven’t. From hugely popular rinks in the city’s best-known parks to spots tucked neatly away in quiet residential neighbourhoods, if you ice it, they will come…

MANLY MEALS FOR MONTREAL SPORTS FANS

With the Superbowl around the corner and pucks finally dropping in NHL arenas across the country, here are some thoroughly manly Montreal restaurants that make big game food for all you sports aficionados out there…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JANUARY 18-24

The sun is shining, snow is falling and Montreal is hopping: not only is hockey back, but outdoor dance party Igloofest revs its electronic-music engines, the Snow Village beckons, a Dali-inspired circus delights, as do musicals, film, dance shows, interactive art and city sights…

GAME ON HABS: PREVIEW OF THE 2013 MONTREAL CANADIENS

It’s not at all surprising that the most storied franchise in the NHL would commence the truncated, 48-game, post-lockout hockey season riding a rising tide of fresh narratives. Life in Habs land, for better or worse, is never boring, and this year’s version of the Montreal Canadiens look like they won’t disappoint…

10 GREAT MONTREAL CANADIENS GIFS

Hockey is back! The Montreal Canadiens will play their first home game of the shortened 2013 season against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, January 19. Here are Ten Montreal Canadiens Gifs to get you hyped up and ready for a good old hockey game…

THE MONTREAL CANADIENS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is a great organization that has donated over $10 million to help children across Quebec. When we heard they were holding a charity hockey game at the Bell Centre just before the Habs started their 2011 playoff run, we got pretty excited…