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Christmas Ice Skating


Outdoor ice rinks are the coolest places to go this Christmastide. How romantic is this then - floating around on skates under the stars; togged up in scarf and gloves, laughing with friends anticipating the after-skating delights of mulled wine, mince pies and good company.


Check times and dates before you go, new dates not up yet




Street Ice in Birmingham will be located in Birmingham's Centenary Square from November 16th 2013.


Also festive ice-side entertainment as the Frankfurt Christmas Market's
bars and food stalls will be serving along side the ice.

Everyone visiting the ice rink will be captured 'dancing' on the ice and given a free print to take home and keep.




Harbourside�s first ice rink! They will be transforming Millennium Square into a winter playground where you can skate with friends and family next to the At-Bristol Planetarium.

Times 2013: 10am � 8pm each day for public sessions, please see website for full dates and times.
Tickets: �5.50 children, �6.50 concessions, �7.50 adults (group rates also apply)
Off-peak discounted rates available - Monday to Thursday on the 10am, 11am, 3pm and 4pm sessions until 12 December


Hyde Park

Set between Hyde Park Corner and the Serpentine over five weeks this winter, Winter Wonderland is the perfect event for family, friends and colleagues to delight in the magical atmosphere of London this Christmas.

Open from 10am to 10pm each day, the Winter Wonderland site will feature London�s largest outdoor ice rink, a toboggan slide, a traditional and authentic German Christmas Market.

Whether you're an experienced skater or a complete beginner the Winter Wonderland open-air ice rink is London�s essential winter experience giving a cool 35 days of skating. Whilst the rink remains the focus for skaters and spectators, there are plenty of other attractions around the park for all the family including the ice caf� bars, traditional children's carousel, helter-skelter and rides; and a giant Big Wheel plus lots of free festive entertainment.

Canary Wharf Ice Rink
The Canary Wharf Group is proud to announce that it is bigger than ever. L
ocated in the heart of Canary Wharf�s world famous towers. The park will again be decked in festive lighting transforming the estate into a winter wonderland, offering the finest facility for outdoor ice skating and entertainment in the Capital.

The skating season begins on October 26th 2013. The rink is open 7 days a week, and will gladly host your office party, Christmas get-togethers, family outings or skate-with-a-date...Festive music and drink will help keep everyone in the right mood.�

Ice Skating at the Tower of London

What a location! 24 Nov � 5 Jan. The dry moat beneath the outer curtain wall of the Tower will hold the ice rink. How cool is that!
Please note that this is a temporary, outdoor ice rink subject to varying weather and ground conditions. We therefore advise that you check the weather forecast for the day of your visit, consider the nature of the event and the effects of any inclement weather on surface conditions, and wear suitable clothing and footwear. Book before you go, see the
web site

Newcastle upon Tyne
Christmas Eve Ice Skating 2013

Tuesday, 24 December 2013, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Skating sessions last approx 1 hour

Location: Life Science Centre Ice Rink, Times Square

The Ice Rink at The Forum Norwich
The Ice Rink at The Forum opens for a fifth season of frosty fun on Saturday 10 November for eight weeks when skaters will be able to twizzle and twirl, slip and slide under the sky on the beautiful outdoor real ice skating rink.

As dusk falls, the rink will be lit up by bright white twinkling lights stretched out over the rink creating a magical winter wonderland and the focal point for Norwich�s Christmas festivities. Transparent batter boards around the ice provide a great view for both skaters and spectators so that everyone can join in the fun.

The Ice Rink at The Forum has become a popular seasonal activity for all the family with more than 130,000 people of all ages getting their skates on at the stunning 432m2 outdoor ice rink over the past four years

Winchester Cathedral - Ice Rink

21 November to 31 December 2013

In partnership with Winchester City Council and Cousins Entertainment is pleased to announce that a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink will operate in the Cathedral grounds. The ice rink will be located in the Inner Close with the Cathedral providing a stunning backdrop. There will be a caf� immediately behind the ice rink that will sell seasonal refreshments. A Christmas Market selling high quality goods and food will also open from November to  December






The Ice Factor

 23rd November 2013 until 5th January 2014

York�s open-air ice rink. Enjoy the thrills, and spills, of ice skating, and the party atmosphere. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Clifford�s Tower in the centre of York, a unique Christmas attraction. It encompasses a picturesque 600 square metre ice rink centred round the illuminated oak tree in the Eye of York, a viewing area, and heated caf� and skate hire marquees.

For lots more Christmas festivities at York visit our Christmas in York page

Nov  -  Jan
Come along to the Princes Street Gardens and get your skates on. A superb setting below Edinburgh Castle. The lights and decorations making the scene quite magical.


Sun-Wed & Christmas Eve 10am-8pm; Thu-Sat 10am-10pm

Closed Christmas Day
26 Dec 11am-8pm; 31 Dec 10am-6pm; 1 Jan 12pm-8pm


For information on Christmas Markets go to our Xmas Market Page


The Oxford Street Christmas lights will be switched on in November and will remain on until  January.




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