Ice skating during the Christmas season
Bath on Ice – 23/11/2012 to 6 /01/2013
One of England’s UNESCO World Heritage Cities, Bath has a brand new outdoor ice rink. Set in central Bath against the stunning backdrop of the Georgian Royal Crescent and within walking distance of the city’s Christmas markets, Bath on Ice promises to be a truly magical experience. £7 per person.
York’s Ice Factor – 24/11/2012 to 6/01/2013
The Ice Factor becomes the centrepiece for Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland’s magical transformation. A 30ft Christmas tree will be in the centre of the ice rink as well as an illuminated reindeer forest. In addition there'll be a variety of traditional fair rides, and festive food and drink stalls, as well as the opportunity for children to visit Father Christmas in his grotto. £9.50/adults and £8.50/children.
Winchester Cathedral – 22/11/2012 to 6/01/2013
Conveniently situated in the middle of Winchester’s Christmas market, next to Winchester Cathedral, here you can glide and weave at leisure while the crowds mill about you and the Christmas lights sparkle overhead. To mark the opening of the ice rink, a spectacular lantern procession is led from Winchester’s Great Hall to the Cathedral. £9.50/adults, £5/children and £30/families.
Lakeside Ice Rink at Trentham Estate – 23/11/2012 to 24/02/2013
Trentham’s ice rink runs beside the mile-long capability Brown designed Trentham Lake. Test your skills on the ice, take a bracing walk through the beautiful wintery scenery and then relax with a hot drink and snacks at the rink side café. £8.50/adults and £6.75/children.
Somerset House, London – 16/11/2012 to 6/01/2013
Celebrate the festive season in style at London’s most glamorous ice rink. Skate to a live soundtrack at one of the open-air Club Nights, back this year with an exclusive line-up of the hottest DJs around. Find your feet on the ice with Skate School and give your children their first glide on the ice with Penguin Club. Or simply soak up the atmosphere rink-side at Tom's Skate Lounge and pick up the perfect present at new pop-up shop, The Christmas Arcade. £15.55/adults and £8.45/children. Club night £17 per person.
Hampton Court Palace, Richmond-upon-Thames 1/12/2012 to 13/01/2013
At Hampton Court Palace you can skate against a picture perfect backdrop and marvel at the famous maze and gardens all silvered with frost. Enjoy stunning panoramic views and an enchanting Christmas atmosphere. £12.50/adults, £9/children and £36/families.
Royal Pavilion, Brighton 10/11/2012 to 20/01/2013
The winter ice rink returns this year to the iconic setting of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion. This beautiful rink allows up to 250 skaters per session, with penguin stabilisers for younger skaters and a learners’ area for the unsure-footed. This year’s pop-up, rink-side restaurant will be Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts. £13/adults, £8.50/children and £34/families.
Tower of London – 17/11/2012 to 6/01/2013
Located in the moat and set against the magnificent fortress battlements, the Tower of London ice rink has surely one of the most stunning central London settings. Beautifully illuminated after dark, it makes a spectacular night time destination. Beside the ice rink, the Ice Bar & Cafe provides a welcome place to warm up after your skate, serving a selection of winter drinks and festive snacks. £13.00/adults, £9/children and £36/families.
Skate with a Star @ Life, Newcastle – 10/11/2012 to 24/02/2013
Skate with a star this festive season over six one-hour sessions with Susie Lipanova of ITV's Dancing on Ice at Newcastle’s Life. Susie will teach for 30 minutes leaving you the remaining 30 minutes to practice your moves and perfect your technique – with Susie on hand of course. Skate hire and a free cup of hot chocolate after each session is included in the price of a series of six skate sessions with Susie Lipanova costs £90.00 per person. Normal skating £7.95/adults and £4.95/children.
Natural History Museum, London – 2/11/2012 to 6/01/2013
This 950-metre ice rink is surrounded by some of London’s most iconic museums. Enjoy the Christmas lights above and the lively festive atmosphere of one of city’s most popular Christmas attractions. £14.85/adults, £9.90/children and £41.80/families.