This Saturday the York Ice Rink has its official opening at the Designer Outlet, with a Winter Wonderland, market stalls and bar and café it’s a great day out for anyone staying on a York break this weekend. Throughout the winter there are plenty of ice rinks popping up across the country. So whether you think you are the next Olympic champion or just fancy a glide on the ice before a warming hot chocolate have a look at our guide to the best open air ice rinks on offer.
Eyeskate at the London Eye:
If you are planning a stay in London this winter the head down to the London Eyes newest attraction. The Eyeskate rink is situated on the Southbank beneath the shadow of the stunning London Eye. The rink is open until the 5th January 2011 between 10am and 9pm.
Edinburgh’s Ice Rink:
If you are heading to Scotland in the festive season then a trip to Edinburgh’s Ice Rink is a must. Set by the East Princes Street Gardens the Edinburgh Ice Rink is one of Europe’s largest Ice Rinks and adds a touch of magic to your Christmas break.
Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland:
The Cardiff Ice Rink is surrounded by children’s rides, stalls selling mulled wine and indulgent treats and a relaxing café. The Winter Wonderland is in its 11th year and is a great reason to visit Cardiff this winter.
As well as the newly opened Eyeskate London is home to an array of fantastic ice rinks from the renowned Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park to the skating outside the Tower Of London and Somerset House there are plenty of superb ice skating location to choose from on your London break.
Where will you be skating this winter?