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Organised ice skating in Britain started in the Fens, more specifically Welney. During the 1890’s it was the hub of English skating. The village church at Welney shows that there were many national champions, one of which, James Smart was professional world champion in 1895. This period was the Zenith of outdoor ice skating and, from this Fen enthusiasm for the sport, the National Skating Association (NSA) was formed in Cambridge in 1879 (now known as the National Ice Skating Association NISA).

Welney has a dedicated Ice Skating Pub, The Lamb and Flag - and it is there you can view photographs of past and present speed skating champions from the area. Yes if it was not for the Fen Skaters of Welney and neighbouring hamlets and villages the NSA may have never been formed.  Another little known fact is that ice hockey started in Earith in the mid 1800’s and was then taken to Canada; in fact it was called Bandy in those days.

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West London girl Madge Syers skated to a gold medal in the 1908 London Olympics - and put women's skating firmly on the map.First though, she had to compete in the all-male world championships - and throw off the restrictions of full-length costumes.Florence Madeleine Cave was born in Kensington, London, September 16, 1881, one of 15 children. By the time she was a teenager, Madge was a fixture at the Prince's Club in Kensington, where she was natural on the ice.Back then figure skating was a fairly restrictive sport and involved making a pattern in the ice with skates and then tracing back over it. In the modern era  Olympic gold has been won byJeanette Altwegg,  John Curry, Torvill & Dean and Robin Cousins. Ice Skating Governing body :National Ice Skating Association (NISA), National Ice Centre (NIC) Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LA  Tel: 0115 9888060 Fax: 0115 9888061 Email: info@iceskating.org.uk Web: www.iceskating.org.uk


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Madge Syers
                                              Altwegg John Curry Torvill & dean Robin Cousins
Madge Syers  1908

Jeanette Altwegg 1952

John Curry 1976

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Bracknell - John Nike Leisuresport Complex - Berkshire

Bracknell Ice Rink is part of the Bracknell Ski and Snowboard Centre. Bracknell Ice Rink is a very busy ice rink. To allow as many groups, clubs and individuals access to the facilities the ice rink runs to a strict timetable. This timetable only fluctuates on days when there are special activities or school holiday sessions. If travelling from a distance please be sure to double check the session times before arriving.A number of ice skating courses aer available aswell including "Learn to Skate", "Beginners Skate", "Crash Course", adult courses and parent and toddler courses too! Special Skating Birthday Parties can be arranged while disco skating sessions are offered at the Bracknell Ice Rink each week, both at the weekend and after school.

Bracknell Ice Rink

Bracknell Ice Rink

John Nike Leisuresport Complex
John Nike Way
RG12 8TN
Telephone: 01344 789000
Web: http://www.bracknellskislope.co.uk
Windsor Ice Skating Rink
10th December 2011 - 2nd January 2012
Windsor ice skating Back after a brief hiatus, the Windsor ice skating season is making a very welcome return in 2011, ready for afternoons and evenings of ice skating fun in stunning London surroundings. It’s time to take advantage of the huge outdoor ice rink at the Royal Windsor riverside park, transforming Alexandra Gardens into a spectacular London ice rink venue. So if that sounds like fun, get your Windsor ice rink tickets and get ready to glide across the ice.Ice skating in a beautiful Victorian setting of Alexandra Park Gardens in Windsor with views of the castle and next to the Thames. The real ice rink will cover some 800m2 (8,600 sq feet) while ice rink cafe will sell warming hot chocolates, mulled wine and festive snacks.
Windsor Ice Rink Alexandra Park, Barry Avenue, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HY (Train: Windsor and Eton Riverside Station, from London Waterloo and Paddington)
Web:Royal Windsor Ice Rink
Planet Ice in Central Milton Keynes has a lot to offer the Ice Skating enthusiast.
If you're interested in a little light recreational skate or would prefer some figure and dance then Planet Ice offers it all for the novice and the pro!
Planet Ice

Milton Keynes Ice Rink
Leisure Plaza
1 South Row
Milton Keynes
Telephone: 01908 696696
Web: http://www.planet-ice.co.uk

Slough Ice Arena is a great place to come for an evening out with your friends or family. Great music, DJ's, games on the ice, lighting effects and refreshment zones make for a memorable time. You've probably seen us on the TV recently as we have become one of the main training venues for ITV's Dancing on Ice. If you have been inspired then why not receive some expert coaching and tuition by signing up to one of our courses.

Slough Ice Arena
Montem Lane
Telephone: 01753 821555
Web: http://www.sloughleisure.com


Saturday 20th November 2010 - Sunday 2nd January 2011
Cambridge On Ice returns for a fourth year to the beautiful setting of Parkers Piece. The real-ice rink will be open for a six week season from Saturday 20th November to Sunday 2nd January inclusive (closed Christmas Day).
Schedule of Ice Skating at Cambridge on Ice: 9am - 9pm every day with an additional hour 9pm - 10pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note 9am - 11am Monday and Tuesday are restricted sessions for Parent & Toddler and Silver Skaters
Cambridge Parker's Piece
Web:Cambridge on Ice
Planet Ice offers a wide range of sessions through out the week, including a family dicso session, 'snowbabie', for children age 18months to 5 years. Prices range from £3.40 to £6.00 for all sessions, please see website for full details. Concessions are available. Booking is advisable.
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Peterborough Ice Rink
Planet Ice Arena
1 Mallard Road
Telephone: 01733 260222
Web: http://www.planet-ice.co.uk

Silver Blades Altrincham
There are different kinds of skating session at our rinks, such as Public Skating, Skool Skate, Chill Out, Disco Skate, Easy Skate, Disco Revival and Family Skate sessions. Please see the timetable for specific times.
Altrincham  Silver Blades Ice Rink
Oakfield Road
Station Site
WA14 1BA

T: 08700 85 29 29
E: altrincham@silver-blades.co.uk
Widnes Ice Rink Santa on Ice Victoria Square Widnes

Eden Project
31 October 2011 - 26 February 2012
Our magical ice rink is back with a new glacial theme for 2011. In addition to our general skating sessions, there are special sessions for all ages and abilities, so come on down and get your skates on!  Eden Project ice rink Book your skating session. There is limited capacity for all our skating sessions, so please pre-book to avoid disappointment.
 Book your general skating session online, or call our Box Office on 01726 811972. Times of skating sessions
Our public skate sessions are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour.     * Cost: £5 per person (admission to Eden not included)  -  Save money! Two-for-one skating sessions
Parent and toddler ice-play sessionsBoy playing with toys on the ice rink
Chilly Penguins sessions: Fun sessions for 6–12 year olds that features team games, races and the chance to win prizes!
Skating lessons
Six-week skating courses, suitable for all abilities. Starting dates are 5 and 9 November and 4 and 7 January. These lessons must be booked in advance.
Superskate sessions: Experienced skaters only – this is your chance to tear up the ice! Sessions last 40 minutes.
School skating sessions: These 40-minute skating sessions are exclusively for school groups, year 3 and up (maximum of 150 pupils per session).
Infants on ice play sessions: These non-skating, ice play sessions are exclusively for under sevens from nursery and school groups (maximum of 100 children per session).
To book, go to www.edenbookings.com or call 01726 811972.
Eden Ice
Eden Project
St Austell
PL24 2SG
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Derby Christmas Ice Skating Rink
  Thursday 1 December  2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012
Whether out with a group of friends, on a romantic date or spending time as a family, the Derby Christmas Ice Rink will be one of the coolest destinations in Derby this Christmas. With ‘real ice’ and an on-site café where you can warm up after your skate, or just sit back and watch the world go by

Market Place, Derby
Advance bookings through Box Office and website,


Exeter Castle, Devon
The 18th century courtyard of Exeter Castle will be transformed into an enchanting icy world this Christmas - complete with a great open-air ice rink. Just a 2 minute walk from the High Street, the magical ice rink includes a 50ft Christmas tree and twinkling lights. There are coaching sessions if you feel nervous on the ice, and if you don't want to skate, have a seat in the marquees, where you can watch the skaters on video screens.
Exeter Castle Web:Exeter Castle Ice Rink
Plymouth Pavilions boasts the only ice rink in the South West, the Swiss Lake Ice Rink is fitted with a state-of-the-art light and disco system so the regular ice discos held here have the best sound around. The rink has full disabled access and there are various types of sled available for use on the ice.
Plymouth Pavilions

Plymouth Ice Rink
Plymouth Pavilions
Millbay Road
Telephone: 01752 522226
Web: http://www.plymouthpavilions.com

Plymouth’s Winter Festival
Thu 17 Nov 2011 to Sun 1 Jan 2012
Plymouth’s Winter Festival is back, bringing together a wide range of festive fun and frolics to make sure this Christmas really is one to remember. There are stockings full of entertainment for all the family this festive season including the fantastic Christmas Lights switch-on, the Christmas Carnival, Panto at the Theatre Royal, festive shows at the Pavilions, Santa’s Grotto and a Christmas Ice Rink on the Piazza. There will also be the chance to meet some real reindeer right here in the city centre… before they get too busy delivering presents that is! All this plus the best shopping the region has to offer, featuring a great mix of high street brands, small boutiques, independent retailers and a Christmas Market – all open late every Thursday from 17th November 
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Website: www.shopplymouth.co.uk
Bournemouth BIC Ice Rink
Skating starts on Saturday 6th December and runs through until Sunday 22nd February. Situated in the Purbeck Hall the BIC provides a perfect venue for winter skating. With a large car park adjacent to the building and inhouse catering facilities everything you want is under one roof.  Children from the age of 4 are welcome to skate however children aged 4 - 12 must be accompanied on the ice. Sessions last for 1 hour 30 minutes this includes getting on and off the ice.

BIC Cascade Ice Rink,
Purbeck Hall
Bournemouth International Centre
Exeter Road
Dorset BH2 5BH
Tel :0870 111 3000

Poole Park
Small Ice rink, Suitable for kids. Open seven days a week 10am to 6pm. The cost for skating is £4 for under 12’s and £5 for adults for a 45 minute session (skate hire included).

Ice Skating Poole Park, Poole Park Poole
 Tel: 01202 717197

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The Billingham Forum Ice Arena offers a wide range of skating activities for all the family including public skate sessions, family only sessions, ice skating parties, figure skating, private lessons, disco sessions. In addition Billingham Forum Ice Arena is home to not one, but two Ice Hockey Teams, the Billingham Bombers and the Cleveland Comets. Please note that occasionally routine maintenance or unforeseen circumstances may affect activities at the Ice Arena. Therefore it is always best to contact Billingham Forum before setting out to avoid disappointment.
Billingham Forum

Billingham Forum Ice Arena
Billingham Forum Leisure Centre
The Causeway, Town Centre
Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees
Cleveland, TS23 2LJ
Telephone: 01642 551 381
Web: http://www.teesactive.co.uk


Festival Leisure Park Basildon Essex
The Ice Rink will re-open Saturday 22nd November 2008. Plenty of parking and good access ensures Festival Leisure will provide a perfect skating home for this winter. With plenty of restaurants to choose from the leisure park provides a fantastic family day out for all.

This year the ice rink and its facilities are covered by a fantastic marquee allowing skating whatever the weather. On good days the sides can be taken down.

Basildon Cascade Ice Rink,
Festival Leisure Park
Festival Way
Essex SS14 3BW
Tel: 01268 764437
Chelmsford- Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre - Essex
The latest in sound and lighting effects combine with a lively disco atmosphere in Riverside's ice rink, one of only two rinks in the whole of Essex. It's also the home of the Chelmsford Chieftains Ice Hockey Team and the venue for their exciting home matches. Rink-side facilities at Riverside include a fully licensed bar, cafeteria, hot and cold vending and seating for over 600 spectators. There are over 2000 pairs of skates available for hire at the rink. The programme for the Ice Rink has been specially designed to provide the widest possible range of entertainment and enjoyment for everyone. From sessions for the whole family to the late evening disco sessions, ice dance, ice hockey, private lessons, parties and courses.  Please note that session times are different during Essex County Council term and school holiday dates.
Riverside Ice
                                  Rink Chelmsford Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre,
 Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1FG
01245 615050

Riverside Ice and leisure is located in the centre of Chelmsford and is signposted as the 'Leisure Centre'. There is a large car and coach park next to the Centre.
Romford Ice Skating Rink
Romford Ice Arena, situated in the heart of Romford Town Centre, is the ideal place to visit for a fun day out.
We cater for all levels and interests - we have a wide ranging programme with a session or activity to suit all.
Romford Romford Valley Way, Romford, Essex,
Tel: 01708 724 731
Southend Ice Skating Rink
Come along to Southend High Street where an Ice Skating Rink, with real ice, is located outside the Odeon Cinema.
Cascade Ice Rink, 
Southend High Street, Southend


Manchester Spinning Fields
18th November 2011 – 2nd January 2012:

Spinningfields Ice Rink proudly returns to Manchester for the winter of 2011/12. In a great location, situated at Hardman Square in the heart of Spinningfields, with a very festive addition this year - our pop up Canadian log cabin The Moose Bar. The large ice rink can accommodate up to 200 skaters at any one time. Spinningfields Ice Rink invites you to come and enjoy some exciting wintertime fun for all ages. The perfect destination for extra special Christmas and New Year celebrations!

Spinningfields, Manchester off Deansgate, City Centre, Manchester

Enjoy the excitement of skating outdoors and as night falls, join skaters of all ages on the ice to skate under the magnificent canopy of twinkling lights. This Christmas, Piccadilly Gardens hosts Manchester's ultimate winter experience.
Manchester on Ice  Web:Manchester Piccadilly Ice Rink

Get your skates on as the Salford Ice Rink returns to the Civic Centre Lawns for another fun filled festive season for the whole family. It's the perfect seasonal day out for everyone to enjoy and a great chance to show off your skating skills once again. This year there is also a fantastic funfair, perfect for some festive family fun.

Salford Civic Centre,
 Chorley Road
Swinton ,M27 5AW

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Basingstoke Ice Rink has a range of weekly events to help all the family enjoy ice skating including Ice Tots, Disco Sessions, Student Nights, and special Family Skating Sessions too.In addition Basingstoke Ice Rink is home to a wide range of clubs including The Basingstoke Ice Skating Club for figure skating, ice dance, synchronised skating, the Junior Hockey Club who offer special 'age separated' ice hockey training sessions for under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, under 16s and under 19s. Training session are also held weekly for the Basingstoke Lady Bears Ice Hockey Team, the Basingstoke Lady Bison Ice Hockey Team, the Basingstoke Buffalos Ice Hockey Club, the Basingstoke Hyenas Ice Hockey club and the Basingstoke Cougars Ice Hockey club. Due to the wide range of specialised sessions offered at the Ice Rink we strongly advise customers to always ring the ice arena before setting out to ensure their session is available because Ice Hockey and other events can affect the timetable, both at weekends and on weekdays.
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Planet Ice

Basingstoke Ice Rink
Planet Ice Arena
Leisure Park
RG22 6PG
Telephone: 01256 355266
Web: http://www.planet-ice.co.uk

Gosport Ice Rink is situated on the A32 into Gosport, situated in a large park with children's play area, adjacent to Holbrook Recreation Centre. The Centre offers an exciting programme for beginners and well-established skaters. Ideal for coach parties, day trips or group outings. Safety is of paramount importance therefore trained skate martials supervise all public sessions. Facilities at the Gosport Ice Skating Rink include a 40 metre by 20 metre indoor ice skating rink, public and family ice skating sessions, ice skating lessons, ice hockey, ice skating parties, a cafe, bar and skate shop.
Gosport Gosport Ice Rink
Holbrook Recreation Centre
Forest Way, Off Fareham Road
Gosport, Hants PO13 0ZX
Telephone: 023 9251 1217
Web: http://www.leisure-centre.com/sites/gosport.html
Fantastic ice rink with sound and lights. Public skating 7 days a week, ladies night, after school skate, hockey skills and weekend disco sessions.
Planet Ice

Isle of Wight Ice Rink
Planet Ice Arena
Quay Road
Isle of Wight
PO33 2HH
Telephone: 01983 615155
Web: http://www.planet-ice.co.uk

Marwell's large outdoor ice rink
01/12/07 - 13/01/08 
Delight in the magic of Marwell during the festive season where winter is being welcomed with open arms. Pick up some tips from the penguins and manoeuvre your way around the large outdoor ice rink which is being assembled for the occasion.
Slough Marwell Zoological Park, Nr Winchester, Hampshire
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink at Sandy Balls
29th November 2008-11 January 2009

Step into a woodland wonderland this Christmas with Sandy Ball's ice skating rink. Book in early and enjoy a 'skate and ate' session where you can savour a two meal course at The Bistro before heading onto the ice.Bring the children and enjoy fantastic festive fun in the natural beauty of this award winning destination and bring out the children in yourself too! Forest Ice is open daily from 10am to 10pm [Mon-Thurs} and 9am to 10pm [Fri-Sun]. Each 45 minute session starts on the hour and prices include skate hire.  Adults £7.50, Children £5.50 Hire the whole rink Monday to Thursday for one hour between 10am and 3pm for only £100 or between 5pm and 10pm for only £250 for up to 40 children.Why not book a day trip to Forest Ice - the real ice rink in the heart of the New Forest

Sandy Balls
Fordingbridge, New Forest, Hampshire
Tel: 01425 651216

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Southampton Guildhall Ice Rink
Wed 03rd Dec 2008 to Sun 11th Jan 2009

The state-of-the art ice rink will join the popular German Market as a special Christmas attraction for city centre shoppers and workers. The Cafe in the Square will serve tempting refreshments.
Southampton Southampton Guildhall,
 Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY
Winchester Cathedral
25th November 2010 - 3rd January 2011
Grab your hat and gloves and head to Winchester's Christmas ice rink. Set in the grounds of the beautiful Winchester Cathedral, there’s also an adjoining café offering stunning views of the cathedral, and a great Christmas market for those last-minute Christmas gifts.
Winchester The Close
SO23 9LS
Tel: 01962 857 276
Fax: 01962 857 201

Web: Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink

Hereford City Centre
November 26th - December 31st 2011
Get your skates on and come on into Hereford, where Burgoynes (Lyonshall) Ltd are providing a Skate Rink in Hereford City High Town for the 2nd year from Saturday 26th November until Saturday 31st December 2011.
Join us on Saturday 26th November, and come and meet the Wyvern Street Stars who will be at the rink most of the day having a skate, having a fun time and entertaining the crowds. With the Christmas Fayre, Farmers Markets, Park and Ride, Late Night Shopping and other events all happening, our skate rink is an exciting addition to the centre of Hereford for people of all ages. The Skate Rink offers great fun and exercise for everyone to enjoy this winter, with Seasonal Decorations and Christmas songs adding to the festive spirit. Not Skating? - Then enjoy the atmosphere by watching your friends and family skate, or enjoy a hot chocolate or cup of tea from one of the outlets in the city. If you wish to book the ice*rink for you and your friends then please call 07979 536115 to book your slot. With over 30 days of skating on offer from November 26th until December 31st, this is a must do Christmas experience. We look forward to seeing you on the ice*rink!
Burgoynes Ice Rink Hereford http://www.burgoynesicerink.com/

Hemel Hempstead - Silverblades Ice Rink - Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead Ice Rink Silverblades Ice Rink
Leisure World
Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead
Herts HP2 4JW
Telephone: 01442 292202
Web: http://www.leisureworldhemel.com

Bluewater Ice Rink

Why not combine all your Christmas shopping with a visit to the spectacular new, outdoor Ice Rink at Bluewater this festive season!The award winning, ice creation team behind ITV1s Dancing On Ice, will transform the outside of the Water Circus into a stunning ice rink experience open . We also welcome non-skaters and spectators to watch the fun from one of the galleried restaurants or Cafs.Daytime is a delight as you skate in the spectacular setting of Bluewater itself. As darkness falls the rink is transformed with flaming torches and festivelighting to illuminate the facades of the courtyard. So what you waiting for, get your skates on and book your tickets now!
Skaters Bluewater

Tel: 0870 777 0252

Bromley - Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Following the popularity of the attraction last year, visitors to Bromley town centre will again be able to get their skates on this Christmas, as more and more people discover the fun of a spin on the ice. To book: Telephone 0871 918 9218
The Ice Bowl, Gillingham
One of the South East’s most visited attractions over the last 21 years and continues to be a centre of sporting excellence in both Ice Hockey and Figure Skating.The rink is open all year and welcomes visitors 7 days a week for public skating and can offer a full size ice pad with seating for 800 spectators. Located conveniently just off the M2 at Junction 4 the rink offers everything you could want for a fun day out.
Gillingham Ice Bowl Ambley Road, Gillingham Business Park,
Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0PU,
Tel: 01634 388477

Blackburn Ice Arena - Lancashire

Whether you're looking for a fun family day out or you've set your sights on being the next olympic gold medal skater, Blackburn Ice Arena has it all. As the North West's Regional Centre of Ice Skating Excellence, the Blackburn Ice Arena facility offers something for everyone. With year round skating, disco sessions for both juniors and seniors, family skating and holiday fun. Blackburn Ice Arena is much more than just an ice rink... Warm up after your skating session on the ice with a tasty snack or drink in the Arena Cafe while the Skate Shop has everything for the ice and figure skating. Bespoke equipmant packages can be created for you with advice by one of our professional coaching team. The Blackburn Ice Arena is also home to TheBlackburn Hawks Ice Hockey team.
Blackburn Ice Arena

Blackburn Ice Arena
Lower Audley
Telephone: 0870 870 9092
Web: http://www.blackburnicearena.co.uk

Blackpool Ice Arena - Lancashire
Why not discover a cool way to spend your day in the world's oldest purpose-built ice theatre. 
The Arena at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool plays host to the magnificent Hot Ice show in the evening, but during the day you can don your skates for a slice of ice.

Blackpool Ice Arena and The Arosa Ice Rink
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Ocean Boulevard
Telephone: 01253 341 707
Web: http://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

Melton Mowbray
Sat 21 Nov - Tue 2 Feb 2010
Skate on ice, ride in a toboggan, see the Reindeer and of course have all of the usual fun that you can find at Twinlakes!

Twinlakes Park, Melton Mowbray

Leisure centre comprising fun pool, ice rink, gymnasium, sportshall, squash facilities, tennis facilities, table tennis, badminton, bowls (indoors), 5-a-side, netball. Something for everyone.

Grimsby Ice Rink
Grimsby Leisure Centre
Cromwell Road, Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire DN31 2BH
Telephone: 01472 323100
Web: http://www.slm-leisure.co.uk/centres/grimsbyleisure

London has eight ice rinks: Hyde Park, the Natural History museum, Canary Wharf, Somerset House, Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Greenwich and Hampton Court Palace. Dates, times and prices vary, but keen skaters can take to the ice on November 5 at the Natural History museum and skate all the way through to February 21 at Canary Wharf. Somerset House is perhaps the best known. The city-centre location and atmospheric buildings lend a Victorian-Christmas air to proceedings and guarantee queues – best to book. 
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Hampstead Heath Ice Skating Rink
Enjoy skating in the open air, in wonderful surroundings on a magnificent real ice rink is guaranteed to enthral all at the Hampstead Heath Ice Rink at Parliament Hill Fields. The Fields Cafe alongside the ice rink (no entrance charge) will be serving warming drinks and festive snacks for those wanting to take it easy and relax after their skate or whilst watching others take to the ice.
Hampstead Heath Ice Rink

Parliament Hill Fields
Hampstead, London, NW5 1QR

  Tennis Courts, Dukes Field, Hampstead Heath, London (Tube: Kentish Town, Tufnell Park)

London (North)

Haven Green Ealing London

The Ice rink is now closed for this season. We hope you have enjoyed skating on Ealing's Haven Green and look forward to welcoming you to the rink in December 2010.Bring your family and friends and soak up the atmosphere of open air skating amongst the trees on Ealing's Haven Green

Ealing Cascade Ice  Rink,
Haven Green,
W5 2NT
West London

                                          London, County Hall, South Bank

I'll give this rink points just for the creativity of its location - on the Aquarium roof terrace at County Hall, next to the London Eye. With its elevated position, there are great views up and down the Thames, with the Houses of Parliament directly across the river. But it's another synthetic surface, and the smallest rink of the five - it would feel tight at its maximum capacity of 50 people.Off-ice facilities: The South Bank is on the doorstep, so you don't have to go far for hot food and drinks.  The rink attracts dozens of children every day and is crowded with adults at night.

Skate Girl  County Hall,
Westminster Bridge Rd SE1 7PB

+44 (0) 20 7967 8000
+44 (0) 20 7967 8029

South Bank
Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland.
18 November 2011 - 03 January 2012
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London's largest and most dazzling winter event returns to the heart of the Capital for six whole weeks of festive fun. With no admission fee, Winter Wonderland offers a whole day-out from 10am to 10pm with beautifully themed attractions set out under thousands of twinkly lights.

With over 1.5 million visitors to date, Winter Wonderland introduces even more rides, attractions & games never before seen in the UK, spread across Hyde Park's historic parkland. Once again the event features London's largest Ice Rink, and the iconic 50m Observation Wheel, with 40 heated pods offering truly spectacular views across the city and two circuses: The Cirque D'Hiver and Zippo's Christmas Circus.
Hyde Park
Set between
Hyde Park Corner and the
Web:Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

London West End

Kew Gardens Ice Skating Rink

Not Open this Winter

Kew's historic landscape is hosting an ice rink in front of the spectacular Temperate House, where last year this proved to be a magical place to enjoy winter days and nights. Around the rink there will also be ample opportunities to relax with a range of refreshments.
Kew Ice

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 (Tube: Kew Gardens)
Web:Kew Gardens Ice Rink

London (South)
Natural History Museum Ice Skating Rink
4th November 2011 - 8th January 2012

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is bringing skating back to the city. London's most spectacular winter attraction 

Due to popular demand, this year the main rink will be larger than ever. Attractions include a children's rink for younger skaters, stylish Café Bar and a classic fairground carousel. Surrounded by 76,000 fairy lights in the nearby trees, it's the perfect way to welcome in the winter season with family and friends. Whether you are a novice or an expert, don't miss the chance to skate against the most spectacular backdrop London has to offer. Positioned in the heart of one of the most stylish cities in the world, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink epitomises the glamour of the capital during the winter months. Located on the Museum's east lawn and now in its fifth year, it has established itself as the place to be seen skating. So wrap up in your winter warmers, savour the atmospheric setting and finish by enjoying a hot chocolate in the Cafe Bar. The hugely popular Café Bar has been voted one of London's best festive bars by The Evening Standard. It offers visitors a bird's eye view of the ice as they relax in the ultra stylish surroundings on the open-air balcony. Take the opportunity to soak up the dazzling setting while sipping a glass of mulled wine or a bespoke winter cocktail. The Natural History Museum Ice Rink has plenty of additional surprises in store for visitorsŠ watch this space for more details.

Natural History Ice Rink

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD

  (Tube: South Kensington)
Web:Natural History Museum Ice Rink

London (West)
19 November 2011 - 08 January 2012
This Christmas, Westfield London will be cooler than ever as an indoor ice rink takes over the Atrium. Made with real ice and situated indoors, it’s the perfect place to go ice skating in London.
Westfield ice rink tickets will be available soon for the ice skating rink at the huge shopping centre in Shepherds Bush, as Christmas comes skating into West London in style. Westfield ice rink tickets will enable festive revellers the chance to enter a winter wonderland, where a specially constructed ice rink will welcome up to one hundred and fifty ice skaters of all abilities in what promises to be one of the best ice skating rinks in the capital.
Ice Rink Westfield London (White City)

+44 (0)20 3371 2300
London West
Somerset House Ice Skating Rink
Tuesday 22nd November 2011 - Sunday 22nd January 2012
London's original and most beautiful open-air ice rink returns to the courtyard at Somerset House, located just off The Strand within easy reach of Covent Garden and 'Theatreland'. Whether you're an able skater or an absolute beginner The Somerset House Ice Rink is the essential winter experience. During the daytime you skate in the spectacular setting of the 18th century courtyard then, as darkness falls, the rink is transformed with flaming torches and architectural lighting to become London's most glamourous night-time destination. Both skaters and non-skaters are welcome at the Ice Bar
Somerset House

Somerset House, The Strand, London, WC1R 1LA (Tube: Temple (not Sundays), Charing Cross, Holborn or Covent Garden)
Web:Somerset House Ice Rink

London (West End)
19  November 2011 - and ends 8 January   2012 (excluding Christmas Day only)
Glide over the ice and take in views of the Olympic Park... Westfield Stratford City is celebrating its first Christmas with an amazing outdoor ice rink in Chestnut Plaza! Whether you want to make the perfect date with a skate followed by a meal in one of our great restaurants or bring the family and enjoy along with a day of Christmas shopping, our ice rink will be open morning, evening and night. Advance booking allows you to book the session time you want and get a discount! That leaves you more money to spend in the shops and get special offers in some of our restaurants.
Skating begins on 19 November and ends 8 January (excluding Christmas Day only).Pre book your ticket online at www.ticketmaster.com/westfieldstratfordcityicerink. Pop along in the morning to practice your moves ready to impress your friends when you return for an evening session.
Ice Rink Westfield Stratford City,
Olympic Park, E20
Web: Stratford City


19th November 2011 - 8th January 2012

For the past 900 years the Tower of London – Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress on the Thames - has been the setting for some of the most significant events in British history. As well as being a state prison and place of execution, the Tower has been host to an arsenal, royal mint, royal zoo and jewel house. Now, following hugely successful Christmas and New Year Season Ice Skating seasons over the last couple of years, the Tower of London will once again be host to a magnificent real-ice rink situated in the dry moat beneath the Outer Curtain Wall of the Tower of London. The ice rink has a capacity of 250 per hourly session. The Cafe Ice alongside the ice rink (no entrance charge) will serving warming drinks and festive snacks for those wanting to take it easy and relax after their skate or whilst watching others take to the ice.The Tower of London has to be the most impressive and best-preserved medieval castle in any European capital. In 1988 the Tower of London, including its individual buildings which are themselves of exceptional architectural and artistic significance, was recognized by UNESCO as a setting of outstanding and universal value and designated a World Heritage Site. In the years since its foundation in the 11th century the Tower of London has stood as a vital symbol of national identity. In Tudor days, when the waters of the River Thames froze over, the Tower of London was a magnificent backdrop to many Frost Fayres where hawkers would set up their stalls to sell refreshments to those taking to the ice for fun and games. With the creation of the outdoor ice rink for seven weeks this winter visitors to the Tower of London will be able to experience a taste of these historic frost fayres for themselves – a truly memorable festive experience with the famous, and infamous, Tower of London as a spectacular backdrop. don't miss out

Tower of London Ice Rink

Tower of London,
Tower Hill, 
London EC3N 4AB
(Tube: Tower Hill or Monument
Train :Fenchurch Street or London Bridge)
For information & advance bookings visit www.seetickets.com or phone 24 hr booking line on 0844 412 4640 & mention the Wessex Tourist Board.
Web:Tower of London Ice Rink

London (City)

Canary Wharf Ice Skating Rink
From 13 November 2010, until 20 February 2011
Canada Square Park will transform into a unique ice-skating facility, set against one of London's most breathtaking backdrops.Nestled beneath the world famous Canary Wharf towers, the ice rink will offer entertainment seven days a week. The adjacent Moose Bar will provide warm and welcoming refreshments for thirsty skaters including delicious mulled cider. The rink will be situated next to the new Park Pavilion in Canada Square, home to Canary Wharf's newest bars and restaurants. The skating season runs until 20 February 2011 with the rink open between 9.45am and 11pm Monday to Saturday and 9.45am-7.30pm on Sundays.  

Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London (Tube: Canary Wharf, Docklands Light Railway: Canary Wharf Tower)
Web: www.canarywharficerink.com

London (East)
Greenwich Ice Skating Rink

Following the success of last year the Old Royal Naval College will once again host a real ice rink within its landscaped grounds on the banks of the River Thames in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. It has magnificent views looking up to Queen’s House and the Greenwich Observatory, and also across the Thames to the many lights and buildings of Canary Wharf. The River Views Cafe alongside the ice rink (no entrance charge) will be serving warming refreshments and festive snacks for those wanting to take it easy and relax after their skate or whilst watching others take to the ice.

Greenwich Ice Rink

Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9NN (Docklands Light Railway: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich)
Web:Greenwich Ice Rink

London (South)
Shepherds Bush Green
Sat 06th Dec 2008 to Tue 6th Jan 2009
Our fabulous Winter Festival on Shepherd's Bush Green starts this December with a London's only fully covered Outdoor Ice Rink, fantastic fun fair rides and entertainment, Santa in his Grotto and festive food from all around the world. Right in the heart of west London, opposite Shepherd's Bush Underground Station and with lots of superb public transport links, this great new event will provide entertainment for all the family. Open daily from December 6th right through to January 4th
Contact info:Irvin Leisure:
email: info@irvinleisure.co.uk
Tel: 02088938993
Victoria House, Hanworth
Middlesex TW13 6SU
Held on Shepherd's Bush Green

West London

O2 Ice Skating Rink - O2 Ice Disco, London

Christmas Fair 21 November - 3 January 2010
Roller Coaster/White Nuckle Zone/ German Market/ Gluhwein/ Santa's Grotto/ Vintage Funfair/ Carol Singers/ German Fayre
Christmas comes but once a year and when it comes to The 02 it brings good cheer, a 30 meter high swing ride, traditional pfannkuchen, German beers and a white knuckle zone of thrill rides including a Reindeer Rollercoaster. This transformation will spread inside and outside The O2 across a 10,000 square meter area offering the public sheltered areas to enjoy the attraction whatever the weather. The Christmas Fair offers visitors a free Santa Claus from noon daily and customers can purchase passes to enjoy unlimited access to the rides (over 25 in total) for one low cost of £17.50 for children and £20.00 for adults. The variety of exciting fun fair rides will suit both adults and children, turning the worlds most popular entertainment venue into London's newest theme park.
The O2 Ice Disco is located in the tent in The London Piazza by The O2 Arena. Forget your traditional festive skating experience (think: sheet rain and mind numbing Christmas jingles on a loop), because our Ice Disco is a futuristic weather proof party destination with a vast 900 square metres of ice for 250 skaters and a fabulous purpose built bar and viewing area. Even if you and your partner are more Orville and Mr. Bean than Torville and Dean... you're sure to have a blast at The O2 Ice Skating Rink Ice Disco!
O2 Ice Arena
The O2 (formerly Millennium Dome) Greenwich, London
Tube: North Greenwich

Indoor - Open All Year
Alexandra Palace Ice Skating Rink

Ice Skating Club – Every Saturday  - Ice Skating Tuition – private lessons or classes for all ages  - Toddlers on Ice – every Tuesday during term time  - Birthday Parties - Includes meal & tuition  - Children's Skating Courses - After school course for 5-15 year olds   hildren's Crash Courses - Throughout most school holidays  - Ballet Classes  - Ice Dance Club  - Disabled Skating  -Adult Skating Courses .With a total capacity of 1,250 including a seating area for 741 plus one Cafe and a bar, the Ice Rink provides the perfect leisure day out.

Alexander Palace

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
Wood Green
N22 7AY
Telephone: 020 8365 4386
Web: http://www.alexandrapalace.com

London (North)

Broadgate Ice Skating Rink
22 metre wide circular outdoor ice rink in the heart of the City, surrounded by bars and cafes.Between November and April Broadgate Circle is transformed into the City of London's premier outdoor ice rink providing occupants and visitors alike, with the opportunity to have some fun and try out their skating skills on the ice. There are plenty of sessions throughout the day to cater for everyone's busy schedules and there is even the chance to hire the rink for private parties and corporate entertainment Private Hire Information on certain days in the week. Skate hire and private or group lessons Ice Skating Information are all available at a small cost.

Broadgate Ice Rink
Broadgate Arena
Liverpool Street
Telephone: 020 7505 4068
Web: http://www.broadgateice.co.uk

London (City)
The Ice Centre is the Centre of Excellence for the South of England and has a 56m by 26m ice pad that provides ice skating for all levels and abilities, from beginners to international competitors. The Centre has public sessions 7 days a week at various times and a learn to skate programme which operates 6 days a week for children and adults.The Ice Centre was opened in 1984 by Torvill and Dean and was host to an international Gala the same year. Many skating champions have been trained at the Centre, some of which have gone on to represent Great Britain.  Ice hockey teams from junior to Super League have also trainined at the Centre. 
The Ice Centre is and has been a major venue for skating events which include, British championships, internationals, regional competitions and is now a firm favourite for such events.
Lee Valley Ice Rink

Lee Valley Ice Centre
Lea Bridge Road
Telephone: 020 8533 3154
Web: http://www.leevalleypark.org.uk

London (East)
Queens Ice Skating Rink CLICK
The largest Ice Rink in London with climate control and state of the art sound and lighting effects. The only ice rink in London open 364 days per year, Queens Ice Skating Rink specialise in skaters of all abilities, so whether you're a first time skater or experienced we guarantee you a memorable experience. Spectators can watch the fun from our warm climate controlled viewing areas or simply relax in the fully licensed food and cafe bars offering speciality coffees, luxury hot chocolate and fine wines and beers.

Queens Ice Rink
17 Queensway
Bayswater London W2 4QP
Telephone: 020 7229 0172
Web: http://www.queensiceandbowl.co.uk


London (Central)


Sobell Centre
Sobell Leisure Centre
Hornsey Road
Islington N7 7NY
Tel: 020 7609 2166
London (North)
Open Mon-Fri except Wed: 10.30am-3.30pm, 4.15pm-7pm. Sat & Sun 10.30am-5pm. Family fun session on Saturday at 5.30pm-7.30pm. Tuition courses available. Parties catered for to include food, cake and as long as you like on the ice. Please book well in advance.
Streatham Ice Rink

Streatham Ice Rink
386 Streatham High Road
London SW16 6HT
Telephone: 020 8769 7771
Web: http://www.streathamicearena.co.uk

London (South)

Norwich Ice Rink has a range of weekly events to help all the family enjoy ice skating including Ice Tots, Disco Sessions, Student Nights, and special Family Skating Sessions too.

                      Ice Skating at Planet Ice Norwich Drayton High Road
Norwich Norfolk NR6 5DU
Tel: 01603 416 600
Fax: 01603 414 938
Arena Manager: Sarah Cousins
E-Mail Us:
website: http://www.planet-ice.co.uk/arena/Norwich
Escape to a magical winter wonderland in Norwich this Christmas. The Ice Rink at The Forum Shopping Centre is decorated with 30,000 twinkling lights, making it a beautiful place to skate with your friends or family. The rink also offers Parent and Toddler skating sessions so your little ones don't miss out.
Norwich Web:The Ice Rink at The Forum


Whitley Bay Ice Skating Rink - Northumberland
Whitley Bay Ice Rink is used by thousands of people each week. So, whether you are an experienced ice skater, hockey player or absolute beginner, the Whitley Bay Ice Skating Rink is available all the year round for you to have fun. There are weekly Family Sessions, Skate Sessions, Disco Sessions and Group Tuition Sessions. In addition the ice rink is home to the Whitley Warriors Ice Hockey team.
Whitley Bay Ice Skating

Whitley Bay Ice Rick
Hillheads Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
NE25 8HP
Telephone: 0191 291 1000
Web: http://www.whitleybayicerink.co.uk

The £43 million National Ice Centre was the first twin Olympic-sized (60m x 30m) ice rink facility in the UK.
Situated in the city’s fashionable Lace Market, the NIC is just a short stroll from the Old Market Square and provides top class facilities and coaching staff for a whole range of ice sports from Free Skating and Ice Dance to Synchronized Skating, Ice Hockey and Short Track Speed Skating. The Nottingham Panthers also train here and use the venue for their home games.
Nottingham Panthers Click
National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre
Bolero Square
The Lace Market
Telephone: 0870 121 0123
Web: http://www.national-ice-centre.com

The National Ice Centre isn’t running an outdoor ice rink in Nottingham’s Market Square this year but don’t worry, you can still have a go at the ultimate seasonal sport.
For the first time ever throughout December we’re transforming our ice pad here at the NIC into a Winter Wonderland. You won’t recognise our ice rink as we’re draping the walls and turning on hundreds of twinkling lights. With huge hanging snowflakes adding to the festive feel and your favourite seasonal tunes playing, this will be a fantastic yuletide experience. Even the wet or gloomy weather can’t dampen our Christmas cheer as we bring the magic indoors this year. We’ve got the ice and we can make it snow on demand at selected sessions with our new snow machines! And because it’s Christmas we’re keeping all our skating prices the same.
Nottingham Outdoor Rink Market Square,

Sutton Leisure Centre - Nottinghamshire
Sutton Ice Skating Rink offers great entertainment and sessions to suit varied age groups and abilities including: Generation - for all the family, young or old. There's music for everyone, disco lights and snow; Sub-Zero - It doesn't get any cooler, latest sounds, best DJ's, lights and snow; and Evolution - Massive sounds and fun for starters up to 13 years. In addition parent and toddler sessions with toys and games to teach under 5's to skate are available. A learn-to-skate programme suitable for all ages and abilities from complete beginners to the more advanced. The Sutton Ice Skating Rink run by SLM adheres to the IRMA National Guidelines for ice rink management.

Sutton Ice Rink
Sutton Leisure Centre
High Pavement
NG17 1EE
Telephone: 01623 457700
Web: http://www.slm-leisure.co.uk/centres/suttonleisure

This isn't any old ice rink — it's open 24 hours a day, and sessions from 11pm to 6am can be booked out for private ice parties. The mind boggles
Oxford Ice Rink

Oxford Ice Rink
Oxpens Road
Telephone: 01865 467002
Web: http://www.oxford.gov.uk

Telford Ice Rink - Shropshire
Telford Ice Skating Rink has a wide and varied skating programme suitable for all ages and abilities. Come along and try one of the sessions we have to offer. Visit Telford Ice Skating Rink during the day when there are quiet sessions with background music and lighting, or come along to an evening session and skate to the latest sounds and low lights. A range of ice skating lessons are available including Taster Sessions, Crash Courses and Regular Courses. In addition a range of activities are on offer including special Tots on Ice sessions, Ice Skating Parties (for children aged between 5 and 12 years) and special school holiday Daytime Sessions. Telford Ice Skating Rink is home to the Telford Tigers ice hockey team.
Telford Ice Rink

Telford Ice Rink
St. Quentin Gate
Town Centre
Telephone: 01952 291511
Web: http://www.telford.gov.uk

SOMERSET & AVON (Including Bristol)
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway - Bristol  
Thursday 10th November until Sunday 8th January 2012 (except Christmas Day and New Years Day).
The South West’s Largest Outdoor Ice Rink 

Wrap up warm for a skating experience with a difference as the South West’s largest outdoor ice rink returns to The Mall. The vast expanse of real ice (over 1000 sq meters) offers a unique experience to skaters. With ‘seal’ skating aids to help the youngsters it’s a fun activity for the whole family. The Mall will be celebrating the opening of the South West’s largest ice-rink with a buy one get one free offer on all skating tickets purchased from The Winter Wonderland Ticket Office on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November. From 22nd November skaters can take advantage of The Mall’s 2for1 Tuesday skating offer. Plus on weekends families can get their skates on for just £22 with a family skating ticket (two adults, two children)
Event image The Mall
at Cribbs Causeway
Bristol BS34 5DG

Website: www.mallcribbs.com

Located at Castle Park in the centre of Bristol, this magical ice skating rink returns. A heated marquee alongside the rink will be fully licenced and serve hot and cold food.
Skaters The Magical Ice Skating Rink, Castle Park
Bristol on the Terrace of the Avon Gorge Hotel
Open from 24th November to 21st December 2008
Against the backdrop of the Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge. The rink is an artificial ice rink but is at ‘Performance Standard’ and capable of allowing professional standard skating (performance / demonstration) as well as full recreational skating. Monday to Wednesday open 12 noon until 8pm. Thursday to Sunday open 12 noon until 10pm
                      Terrace Avon Gorge Hotel
Sion Hill, Clifton
Bristol BS8 4LD
The rink is on the terrace of the Avon Gorge Hotel (visit www.theavongorge.com for directions). Access to the rink is via the White Lion Bar and via princess Lane (please be aware there are stairs to access the terrace via princess Lane).

telephone 0117 9738955
Bristol - John Nike Leisuresport Complex - Gloucestershire

The Bristol Ice Rink is located in the heart of Bristol City Centre and offers the opportunity to skate in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Bristol Ice Rink offers public ice skating sessions for all types of ice skaters including a full Learn to Skate Programme aswell as a Junior Ice Hockey Programme. Also, don't forget that while the kids are out there ice skating mums and dads can relax in the fully licensed bar or have a meal in the rink cafeteria.

Bristol Ice Rink

Bristol Ice Rink
John Nike Leisuresport Complex
Frogmore Street
Telephone: 01179 292148
Web: http://www.jnll.co.uk/bristol.php

 Street Somerset at Clark's Village
Come down to Clark's Village this Christmas where there's fun for all the family! Get Your Skates on and have a go on our Skating Rink or why not make a visit to Santa's Grotto where there are presents for everyone! Look out for Clarks Village Christmas Skating Rink open daily from Friday 14th November - Sunday 4th January 2008. This is an environmentally friendly synthetic skating rink which will be located within the central eating area. Adults £6.50 Children £5.50 (Up to the age of 14 years) OR Buy a Skate and Grotto ticket for £9.00  Everytime you purchase a ticket you will be entitled to some amazing extra savings in one of the many stores at Clarks Village!
                      Village Clarks Village, Farm Road,
Street, Somerset, BA16 0BB  
Tel: 01458 840 064

It's Back! Taunton's very own Winter Wonderland. Taunton's festive ice rink is open from Thursday 4th December 2008 until Sunday 4th January 2009. Price: £5 - £6 includes skates. Sessions last for 1 hour. To book click on www.tauntononice.co.uk/  
                      Ice Skating Outside The Brewhouse Theatre ,
Coal Orchard .
Taunton . Somerset . TA1 1JL
Tel:07515 356319
Silver Blades Cannock
There are different kinds of skating session at our rinks, such as Public Skating, Skool Skate, Chill Out, Disco Skate, Easy Skate, Disco Revival and Family Skate sessions. Please see the timetable for specific times.
Cannock Silver Blades Ice Rink
 Lakeside Plaza Walkmill Lane,
Bridgtown Cannock WS11 0AX
08700 85 29 29
18th November 2011- 19 February 2012

Trentham’s real ice rink is back in its beautiful lakeside setting from the Christmas Launch on Friday 18 November, to the end of half term, 19 February. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available at the rink side. See session times and prices below. Come on, give it a whirl!
Hot Chocolate by the Ice Rink The Trentham Estate
Stone Road Trentham
Tel: 01782 646646
Fax: 01782 644536

The Guildford Spectrum offers a fantastic selection of family leisure entertainment to suit all ages: Spectrum has a magnificent complex of four pools with a variety of sessions for beginners and splashers, to serious swimmers and divers. Visit our Leisure Pool with fun features including Flumes, Bubble Beds, Wave Machines and Sprays. Tenpin Bowling - 32 lanes that incorporate a computerised scoring system and automatic pin-setting equipment.An Olympic sized ice rink - A range of sessions, open to all, including Ice Disco's, Parent and Toddler Skate and Family Time. Jump aboard Specky's Pirate Ship for four storeys of safe soft play. Comprehensive programme of swimming courses for both adults and children. Birthday parties to remember for your child! We can offer a party to suit all age groups and interests. Spacetacular Kid's Club especially for 4 -10 year olds – offering discounts on various activities.A wide range of food and refreshment is on offer with 4 eateries and 2 licensed bars

Guildford Ice Rink
Guildford Spectrum
Parkway, Guildford
Surrey GU1 1UP
Telephone: 01483 443 322
Web: http://www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk

Saturday 26th November 2011 - Sunday 8th January 2012
Make the most of outdoor ice skating at Hampton Court with coveted Hampton Court ice rink tickets this winter. There's nothing better than getting in the Christmas spirit with some ice rink tickets, and those at Hampton Court will ensure you have a great time and feel really festive whilst you're at it.  Winter ice skating at Hampton Court ice rink Hampton Court ice rink tickets are available for a sixth consecutive year, as the outdoor ice rink is created once again for six weeks of London ice skating on the west front of Henry VIII’s red brick palace.
Hampton Court Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Book online here (£3.00 booking fee applies per transaction)

Telephone bookings call See
on 0844 871 8815

Hampton Court Website
The Brighton Centre - Main Hall -
 Never too late to Skate.

Sun 20 Dec - Sat 2 Jan 2010
Tickets: Adults £9.00, Under 12 £7.00, Family £29 (2 adults 2 children), Spectator £1.50. Book six sessions over the duration of the event and get the next FREE! (only available at The Brighton Centre Box Office). All the above prices include skate hire. Session Times: Early Bird 8:30-10:00, Morning 10:30-12:00, Afternoon 12:30-14:00, Late afternoon 14:30-16:00, Teatime 16:30-18:00, Evening 18:30-20:00, Late 20:30-22:00 (Over 16's Only).  N.B.Private Events 20th December 20.30 - Late & 22nd December 18.30 - 20.00. Evening and Late sessions WILL NOT run on Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve and the Early Bird session WILL NOT run on New Year's Day. There will be no Early Bird session on 27th December. Last session on January 4th will be Teatime, Evening and Late sessions will not run. Closed 25th & 26th December. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Under 12's must be accompanied by an older spectator or skater. Early Bird session is more suitable for experienced skaters.
Event photo The Brighton Centre
Kings Road, Brighton
East Sussex BN1 2GR
Tel: 01273 290131
Royal Pavilion Christmas ice rink
November 12 2011 - January 22 2012
Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Christmas ice rink and restaurant is back by popular demand, opening to the public November 12 - January 22. The ice rink in the grounds of the palace was set up for the first time last year and attracted thousands of people  The rink to visit outside of London, with quirky little independent shops on its doorstep for Christmas shopping heaven without the London crowds, it’s viewed by many as the most romantic and beautiful setting for a Christmas rink in the country. Take a turn on the ice in front of this Royal pleasure palace, sink into our comfy leather chesterfields with mulled wine in hand or book a family feast fit for the Prince Regent in our beautiful rinkside restaurant..would Christmas be Christmas without a visit? ce rink open 10am – 10.15pm, November 12th – Jan 22nd every day except Christmas Day. Sessions must be booked through the on-site ticket office or via Ticketmaster and are one hour long. Bar and restaurant open 10am – 12.30am. Please call 07530 524964 for more details.
The Royal Pavilion

Skating @ Life - NewcastleGateshead
Times Square Ice Rink 
Saturday 12 November 2011 to Sunday 19 February 2012
The North East's biggest and most popular ice rink is located at Times Square. There's no better way to enjoy a winter's day or night than skating here. 
Times Square Times Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Information line 0191 243 8210
Booking Hotline 0191 243 8223

E.ON Ice Rink, Coventry 
E.ON, the UK's largest integrated electricity and gas company, will be spreading some festive cheer this Christmas with a 20x30 outdoor ice rink situated in the iconic Millennium Place. It will epitomise a "Magical Winter Wonderland" with a stunning marquee entrance with peaks to symbolize the city's three spires and will open to the public on Saturday 17 November.
Coventry Web:E.ON Ice Rink
Coventry- Planet Ice Arena - Warwickshire

The Coventry Ice Rink is located at The Planet Ice Arena in Croft Road, Coventry. Apart from Public ice skating sessions, the Coventry Ice Rink is also home to the Coventry Chaos Ice Hockey Team, the Coventry Phoenix Ladies Ice Hockey Team and the Coventry Junior Ice Hockey Team.
In addition to public ice skating sessions, private Birthday Parties are catered for while the Galaxy Gliders provide one of the most enjoyable learn to skate programmes in the UK today. Each week you will receive expert tuition which starts you off from your very first tentative steps onto the ice up to completing the whole course with your first single jump! Galaxy Gliders is suitable for all the family no matter what your age or ability. Come and have some good family fun and learn to glide across the ice with confidence.

Planet Ice

Coventry Ice Rink
Planet Ice Arena
Croft Road
Telephone: 02476 630693
Web: http://www.planet-ice.co.uk

Family Fun - Come along to Solihull Ice Rink for a great day out! Go and get your ice skates and take to the ice pad, you'll have plenty of fun skating around. When you want a break go and enjoy a meal at the Ice Burger cafeteria or relax in the warmth and comfort of Checkers Bar which opens up into a parents lounge every Saturday and Sunday daytime. (No unacompanied children are allowed in the parents lounge). Every Saturday and Sunday the public session starts from 11.00am to 4.00pm. There is a FREE disco with live DJ from 1.30pm to 4.00pm so come along for a memorable experience. (Please be aware that on all disco sessions there will be strobe effects from the disco lights).Bob Skates are available for hire for small children. They have a twin blade to aid a steady balance and fit over a childs shoe (up to a child size 8). Just ask at the Box Office upon arrival for a pair of bob skates (subject to availability with a £5.00 REFUNDABLE deposit).
Why not come along to the 'family friday' session, every friday 5.00pm until 6.30pm. This is a quiet session ideal for parents with young children! Look out for the 'exclusive family friday offer' vouchers (handed out via the box office)where a child under the age of 12 can skate for FREE when accompanied by a parent paying for admission and skate hire (only 1 child free per every full paying parent).
Solihull Blue Ice Plaza

Solihull Ice Rink
Blue Ice Plaza
Hobs Moat Road
B92 8JN
Telephone: 0000 000 000
Web: http://www.solihullicerink.co.uk

UK first as this year Warwick Castle discards the traditional rink and gets set to install a 250m long ice river. The trail will take skaters through the grounds and round the castle, past a number of Victorian-themed events including Ebeneezer's haunted tower, Carter's steam fair, carol singers and Victorian fairground rides. Day tickets cost £17.95 for adults, £7.95 for children. Evening tickets (5pm-7pm) costs £7.95 for adults and children. Family tickets (two adults, two kids) cost £52. Warwick Castle Ice Rink

Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU
Web:Warwick Castle Ice Rink

Street Ice (www.streetice.co.uk/booktickets.php)
 The rink in Chamberlain Square is surrounded by amazing Victorian architecture. Breaking with tradition, the L-shaped ice surface is synthetic, a kind of plastic composite. I was sceptical, but it is surprisingly good. It feels funny at first, not as slick as real ice but easier to skate on, and good for beginners.Off-ice facilities: next door, at the German Christmas Market in Victoria Square, you can refuel with hot food and drink, and do some last-minute shopping.
Birmingham Tickets are available at the venue or can be booked in advance through the Central Library Ticket Shop 10am-5pm, or by calling 0121-236 5622.
Christmas Ice Rink at Webbs West Hagley
 Sat 26 Nov 2011 to Sun 8 Jan 2012

Nothing makes you feel more festive than ice skating outdoors on real ice and the kids just love it. Our family ice rink at Webbs, West Hagley will be open 7 days a week including some evening sessions. Top quality skates will be provided and there will even be some fun child’s push along ’seal skate aids’ to help the little ones. Each session is 45 minutres long and ticket price includes skate hire. Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. more
For details on times and prices and to pre book visit www.webbsdirect.co.uk
Kidderminster Road South,
West Hagley, Stourbridge 
West Midlands DT9 0JB
Swindon - The Link Centre - Wiltshire

The international-sized ice pad at the Swindown Ice Skating Rink at the Link Centre is recognised as a 'Centre of Excellence' for both figure skating and ice hockey. it is an approved national centre for squad training for the National Ice Skating Association and British Ice Hockey Associations, it is also a NISA approved regional test centre and it provides the south-west with a popular attraction which offers sessions for all ages and abilities. The Swindown Ice Skating Rink offers a range of ice skating session to suit everybody incluing General Skate Session, a mixed session of easy listening music allows you to practise your skating skills on the ice. Evening sessions include dance intervals; Family Skate Session, this session is aimed at younger children and families, a mixed selection of music caters for all tastes whilst you skate in a safe and friendly environment; Disco Session, an upbeat session aimed at teenagers, with disco lights, music and non-stop action on the ice, children Under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult; Family Disco, similar to the disco session but in a more controlled environment which is suitable for younger children and families; and Children's Sessions, a skating session aimed specifically at children aged 5 to 12 years of age. Mums and dads, brothers and sisters are encouraged to join in.


Swindon Ice Rink
The Link Centre
Whitehill Way
Telephone: 01793 445566


In Trowbridge a lack of Christmas snow won't be stopping festive skaters  having a bit of spin on the town's first ever open-air ice-skating rink.Due to be sited in the centre of the town's 'Christmas Village' the 400 foot square synthetic ice rink will be open for action from Thursday 30th November through to Sunday 3rd December.Made of a plastic composite, the synthetic ice surface may not be cold but being less slick than the real thing it promises to be easier to skate on and perfect for beginners.
Plus, according to the FunIce supplier's web site, synthetic ice is dry which makes it 'ideal for skating in ball gowns and tuxedoes'... well you don't need to be asked twice.


The outdoor ice rink will be located in front

of the HSBC Bank on Fore Street in Trowbridge.


Westbury is another snow-free Wiltshire Winter Wonderland where wannabe sliders will be able to get their skates on this Christmas....In fact there's so much festive action going on in Westbury, this year, you're well advised to tackle it only with the aid of an 18 page booklet that's been published.Kicking-off on Friday 1st December, with the Father Christmas float and Christmas Lights switch-on, one of the highlights of the month long Christmas-a-thon has to be the out-door synthetic ice skating rink.This time, however, the out-door rink is only available for one day (Saturday 16th December to be specific).  Due to be installed in the centre of Westbury, in Market Place, skating will be available from 10.00am and 4.00pm and will cost just £1.50 a go.CLICK HERE FOR THE FUN ICE WEBSITE


The Westbury ice skating

 rink will be open on Saturday 16th December from 10.00am to 4.00pm and will be located on Market Place in Westbury.  Children should wear trainers, old trousers, jumpers and gloves. Refreshments available.

Bradford Ice Arena - West Yorkshire

The Bradford Ice Arena is on the first floor above Mecca Bingo and adjacent to the National Museum of Film Photography and Television in Bradford. It is also close to the Alhambra Theatre and the Central Police Station. Bradford Ice Arena is also in easy reach of the Bradford Interchange for buses and trains. Bradford Ice Arena is open for public skating 363 days of the year (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day). Bradford Ice Arena specialize in themed birthday parties for children age six to fourteen and these can be arranged on most public sessions apart from those on Friday night and Saturday. There are two packages which include admission to the public session, skate hire and a meal. Cakes and goodie bags can also be provided. The Stars Party Suite is also available for hire to private parties of up to 400. A Skate Shop is also available for all your ice skating needs.

Bradford Ice Arena

Bradford Ice Arena
19 Little Horton Lane
West Yorkshire
Telephone: 01274 729091
Web: http://www.nicetime.org

The Doncaster Dome provides an excellent range of sports, leisure and fitness facilities to cater for all types of people, from the beginner and recreational user, to the dedicated sports person or enthusiast including the UK's first split-level Ice Skating Rink. The revolutionary Hot Ice ensures that everyone can comfortably ice skate all year round. The Ice Caps timetable is second to none with Disco Nights, Happy Hour, Family Disco's, Foam Nights, Themed Ice Skating Sessions and Ice Skating Lessons - at The Doncaster Dome you have got the pick of the crop!
Doncaster Ice Caps Rink

The Ice Caps Ice Rink
The Dome
Doncaster Leisure Park
Bawtry Road, Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN4 7PD
Telephone: 01302 370777
Web: http://www.the-dome.co.uk

Piece Hall Ice Skating Rink
Come ice skating in the courtyard of this truly stunning Grade I Listed Building. Whilst you're here, you can shop at the Piece Hall's 40 plus independent shops and the Woolshops Shopping Centre close by.
Piece Hall Piece Hall Ice Skating Rink,
Halifax, HX1 1RE
The Hull Arena was renamed in April 1996 having been formerly known as 'Humberside Ice Arena'. Since then the Hull Arena's reputation as 'The most versatile venue in Yorkshire' has grown from strength to strength.
The Hull Arena has an olympic sized ice rink, fully licensed bar & cafeteria.
Hull Arena

Hull Ice Rink
Hull Arena
Kingston Park
Kingston Street
Hull HU1 2DZ
Telephone: 01482 325252
Web: http://www.hullcc.gov.uk

The 'Ice Cube' - Millennium Square, Leeds City Centre
January to March 2012
Experience the magic of open-air ice skating this winter on one of Europe's largest outdoor ice rinks in Millennium Square Leeds.Millennium Square Leeds is once again transformed into a unique winter wonderland with over 1,250 metres of real ice, the equivalent of 4.5 million individual ice cubes, smack in the middle of Leeds city centre.By popular demand another cold front settles in Yorkshire in 2008 as the UK's largest temporary open-air ice rink makes a welcome return to Leeds city centre for another sell-out season.Now firmly established as Yorkshire’s most popular wintertime attraction, Leeds City Council are proud to welcome back the Ice Cube to the stylish civic setting of Millennium Square, offering visitors of all ages the chance to get their skates on and take to over 1200m2 of real ice!The rink is open every day 16 JANUARY to 7 MARCH 2010 [Weather permitting] from 10am to 9.30pm (10am to 7.30pm on Sundays) for people of all ages and abilities, with trained Ice Marshals on hand to teach beginners and offer friendly tips and advice. Following a successful introduction last year, the 10m2 nursery rink also returns with a safe haven for children aged 2–8 to find their feet on the ice for the first time!
Leeds The 'Ice Cube' -
Millennium Square,
Leeds City Centre

Click here for
ICE CUBE Millennium Square 2008
opening times and skating schedules!
Ice Sheffield opened its doors to the public in May 2003. Sport England funded this £15.7 million major development, a joint project between Sheffield International Venues, Sheffield City Trust, Sheffield City Council and Governing Bodies.This state of the art venue is the regions premier twin padded ice rink and has already hosted a wide range of prestigious events including the British Adult Ice Dance Championships and the British Ice Figure and Dance Championships in 2003 and 2005.  Ice Sheffield has played host to a number of dry events including the National Judo Championships and the venue has also featured on the high profile Channel 4 series ‘The Games’ for three consecutive years! Ice Sheffield is totally committed to catering for the interests and aspirations of the whole community - offering recreational skating, learn to skate sessions, children's birthday parties and ice disco sessions... all running hand in hand with the elite performances and ice sports development.  Bridging the gap between the fun skater and those in pursuit of excellence, Ice Sheffield offers a mixed programme of activities.
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Ice Sheffield
Coleridge Road
S9 5DA
Telephone: 0114 22 33 900
Web: http://www.icesheffield.com

The Ice Factor York
26th November 2010 until 8th January 2010
York’s most popular Christmas attraction, the outdoor ice rink, The Ice Factor, returns this November to its new location at McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet, celebrating its seventh successive season in the historic city.
Located outside the designer outlet, the award-winning Ice Factor promises to be better than ever this year as the ice rink will become the centre piece for Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland surrounded by a festive market and traditional fair rides alongside the skating, all adding to the Christmas magic.
Web:The Ice Factor

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Ice Skating Rinks in Scotland
If you haven't had enough by the time you've spun round the two rinks in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, hop on the train and take in the one in George Square, Glasgow. If you still want more, head to Inverness after Hogmanay in the Lowlands, where they celebrate "the old new year" on January 12. The fèis gheamhraidh Inbhir Nis – Inverness winter festival – runs from November 22 to January 12 and includes an outdoor ice rink at its heart. The finale of "An t-Seann Bliadhn' Ùr" (the Old New Year), sees a flaming torch parade through the city, ending at Kessock Bridge for a fireworks display.
Aberdeen Ice Skating Rink
Overlooking the North Sea and adjacent to the Beach Leisure Centre, the Linx Ice Arena is one of Scotland's premier skating facilities. Opened in 1992 the Linx Ice Arena offers a ''national size'' ice pad, 56m x 26m, with spectator seating for up to 1100, a café, occasional bar and inline skate hire. (Ideal for use on the promenade adjacent to the beach.) A varied ice skating programme is offered and caters for all levels of skater from complete beginners through to those who skate competitively I.e. Figure Skating and Ice hockey. Linx Ice Arena is home ot Aberdeen Ice Skating Club, Linx Skating Club and Aberdeen Ice Hockey Club.
Aberdeen Ice Rink
Linx Ice Arena
Beach Promenade
AB24 5NR
Telephone: 01224 655406
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Ayr Ice Skating Rink Ayr Ice Rink
Ayr Ice Rink
9 Limekilns Road
Telephone: 01292 263 024
Ayrshire and Arran
Dumfries Ice Bowl

The Dumfried Ice Skating Rink, the Dumfries Ice Bowl, is located at King Street in Dumfries and features a 56 metres by 29 metres ice pad that allows for figure ice skating, ice hockey, public ice skating and ice skating disco and a six rink Curling pad. In addition it includes a Bowls Hall (Events Hall), Cafeteria / Bar and Conference Facilities. The Dumfries Ice Rink is home to the Solway Sharks Ice Hockey Club - Dumfries and Galloway's only senior Ice Hockey team, the Sharks have firmly established themselves as regular challenging force for silverware in the Scottish National League; and the Dumfries Demons Ice Hockey - over the last 10 years the Demon's have provided the opportunity for those caught by the ice hockey bug to train and play in a friendly and fun set-up. The Demon's pride themselves on their fun approach to ice hockey and welcome all to either watch or even play.

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Dumfries Ice Bowl
King Street
Telephone: 01387 251300
Web: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk

Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee Ice Arena - Angus and Dundee

The Dundee Ice Rink is a state of the art multipurpose ice arena offering an excellent skating venue for all ice users. The Dundee Ice Arena offers a variety of public skating sessions throughout the year. All the public skating sessions are manned by ice stewards and the Dundee Ice Arena do have a very strict ice safety policy. All members of the ice arena staff are first aid qualified for all those little trips and falls so don't worry. The Dundee Ice Skating Rink has an array of ice hockey development at all levels from junior development set-ups from under 10's through to the under 19's, and are home to both SNL Clubs: Dundee Stars and Dundee Tigers who both play in The Scottish National League. The Dundee Ice Arena currently offer curling two days per week. Curling does not operate during school holidays or public holidays. (Curling season runs from October to March.) Dundee Ice Rink is the home of the Dundee Speed Skating Club the Dundee Speed Skating Club was reformed when the Dundee Ice Arena opened its doors in September 2000. The speed skating club is open to all ages and abilities. In addition the Dundee Ice Skating Rink has seven resident coaches who are available to take skating lessons for the more serious skaters.

Dundee Ice Arena

Dundee Ice Arena
Camperdown Leisure Complex
Kingsway West
Telephone: 01382 889369
Web: http://www.dundeeicearena.com

Angus and Dundee
East Kilbride Ice Rink - Lanarkshire
The East Kilbride Ice Skating Rink is situated within East Kilbride's Olympia Shopping Centre and caters for general skating as well as curling. Facilities available here include general ice skating, learn to ice skate programmes, curling sessions and 50+ ice skaters sessions.
East Kilbride Ice Rink

East Kilbride Ice Rink
Olympia Shopping Centre
East Kilbride
G74 1PG
Telephone: 01355 244065
Web: http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk


Thu 26 Nov - Mon 4 Jan 2010
From Sunday to Wednesday 10:00am–8:00pm / Thursday to Saturday 10:00am–10:00pm / Christmas Eve 10:00am–8:00pm / Boxing Day 11:00am–10:00pm / Hogmanay 10:00am–6:00pm / New Year's Day Noon- 8:00pm / Closed Christmas Day
One of Europe's largest open air ice rinks and one of Britain's most beautiful, the Winter Wonderland ice rink is set beneath the dramatic Edinburgh skyline in the stunning surroundings of Princes Street Gardens, filled with twinkling festive lights. 

Each year, over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, an open-air ice rink is created in East Princes Street Gardens. The rink is situated beside a small funfair in the gardens, in the valley between the Scott Monument in Princes Street and the Head Office of the Bank of Scotland in Bank Street at the top of the Mound. Here is the rink in December 2002.  It is 40 metres long and can accommodate over 300 skaters.

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Winter Wonderland
4th Floor, 25 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA Tel: 0131 622 6552

Fax: 0131 622 6556From 24 November, tickets are available from the Ice Rink Box Office in East Princes Street Gardens
Elgin - Moray Leisure Centre - Grampian

The Elgin Ice Skating Rink is located in the Moray Leisure Centre which has excellent ice skating facilities catering for all ages, abilities or interest. From Skating to Curling, Ice Hockey to Figure Skating; from the absolute beginner to the serious skater - with Ice Discos and Children's Parties also held regulary. Public Ice Skating Sessions take place throughout the week and are available for everyone. In addition there are special 50+ ice skating sessions. The Elgin Ice Rink encourages those with special needs to come skating. Wheel chairs are allowed on to the ice with a helper and a disabled skating chair is available for use. Parents and Toddlers sessions are held weekly and are aimed at getting both parents and children involved in the same activity.The Elgin Ice Rink at The Moray Leisure Centre also offers skating lessons for all ages and abilities. Childrens lessons start as young as 5 and its never to late to learn. Lessons cover all the basics from stopping and getting back up, through to beginner's ice hockey and figure skating. Curling is played in the ice rink from the beginning of September until the end of March. Family Skating and Family Disco sessions are aimed at specifically the families who wish to do things together. Children are only allowed if parents are skating and vice versa.

Moray Leisure Centre

Moray Leisure Centre Ice Rink
Moray Leisure Centre
Borough Briggs Road
IV30 1AP
Telephone: 01343 550 033
Web: http://www.moray-leisure-centre.co.uk

Glasgow Ice Skating Rink - Lanarkshire
At George Square, Glasgow
Sat 21 Nov - Sun 3 Jan 2010

The ever popular Glasgow On Ice will return this year and promises to be better than ever! Wrap up warm and soak up the festive atmosphere in the iconic setting of George Square!

Don’t stay home and hibernate! Embrace the elements, don your best woolly hat and gloves and race to George Square for some dancing on ice at Glasgow’s newly remodelled skating rink. Skate around the monument in the heart of the square under the Christmas lights and afterwards stop off at the Festive Market for a warming glass of seasonal cheer.

George Square
Glasgow On Ice Skating Rink, George Square, Glasgow
Train: Queen Street, Metro: Buchanan Street
Glasgow Braehead Arena
Braehead Arena is an exciting venue in a stunning location on the banks of the River Clyde just outside Glasgow.We'd like to break the ice as of Monday 17th December the small ice rink in our leisure mall will be closing. From that date all skating will now take place in our Olympic sized Arena, so you can look forward to a whole lot more fun.
Braehead Arena
Braehead Shopping Centre,
Kings Inch Road, Glasgow G51 4BP
Phone 0141 885 4611 Fax
0141 8868301
Greenock -Waterfront Leisure Complex - Lanarkshire
Think of the most fun you've ever had in a swimming pool. Now think of the most fun you've had at an ice rink. Double it or maybe even quadruple it, and you've got some idea of how much fun the whole family can have at the Waterfront Leisure Complex. It's the fun capital of the West. A leisure complex with a unique combination of ice and water thrills. With everything from an outdoor lagoon to a tropical wave pool and ice discos and curling rink.

Waterfront Leisure Complex
Customhouse Way
PA15 1EW
Telephone: 01475 797979
Web: http://www.inverclydeleisure.com

Inverness Ice Centre - Highlands

Inverness Ice Centre, which boasts a five rink ice facility for curling, skating and ice hockey, changing accommodation, social area and offices, has been  purchased by Inverness Ice Centre Limited, supported by an award of £139,000 from sportscotland’s Lottery funded Sports Facilities Programme, together with additional funding from Inverness City’s Common Good Fund and Highland Council’s Education Department. The centre has proved extremely popular with the people of Inverness since it opened in 1967 and currently has a membership of over 1000.  When fears were raised in 2001 that the centre might be lost to the commercial business sector, Inverness Ice Centre Limited rallied to retain it as an ice sports facility.  The centre which is used by numerous Curling Clubs, Wheelchair Athletes, Moray Firth Ice Hockey Club, Inverness Skating Club, the Moray School of Skating and the general public, hopes that the relaunch of the centre will alert more people of all ages and abilities in the area to the facilities the centre has to offer and encourage them to take part in one of the many activities.

Inverness Ice Centre

Inverness Ice Centre
Bught Park
Telephone: 01463 235711
Web: http://www.inverness-ice-centre.org.uk

Irvine - Magnum Leisure Park - Ayrshire and Arran
North Ayrshire Leisure Limited operates two ice rinks, one at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre and the other at the Magnum Leisure Centre. Auchenharvie's ice rink is a split level rink, with the lower level marked out for curling.The Magnum's ice rink is a larger flat rink with a number of lanes marked out for curling. The ice complex offers recreational skating, a seven rink curling facility, ice hockey matches and for the coolest 12-18 year olds "Club Max", the "Nightclub on Ice for Teenagers".

Magnum Leisure Park
KA12 8PP
Telephone: 01294 278381
Web: http://www.naleisure.co.uk

Ayrshire and Arran
Kelso Ice Skating Rink
The only Ice Rink in the Borders is in Kelso. Public Skating sessions take place every Sunday afternoon and Evening between September and March, with the Skittle Alley and Public Bar next door.
Kelso Ice Rink
Kelso Ice Rink
Abbotseat Road
Telephone: 01573 224774
Kilmarnock - Galleon Ice Rink - Ayrshire and Arran
The ice rink at the Galleon Centre is 20 meters by 44 meters with a seated viewing capacity extendable to 400.
Kilmarnock Galleon
                                              Ice Rink

Galleon Ice Rink
The Galleon Centre
99 Titchfield Street
Telephone: 01563 524014
Web: http://www.galleoncentre.com

Ayrshire and Arran
Kirkcaldy - Fife Ice Arena - Fife

Spectators at all sessions are charged £1.50 & must be over the age of 21 years and must be Accompanying a SkaterMonday: End Ice 10:00am till 12 noon & 2:00pm till 4:00pm:  Cost is £3.00 per person + £1.50 if skates are requiredTuesday: End Ice 10:00am till 12 noon & 2:00pm till 4:00pm:  Cost is £3.00 per person + £1.50 if skates are required: A full Ice Disco from 7:30pm till 9:30pm: Cost is £5.00 per person + £1.50 if skates are requiredWednesday: End Ice 10:00am till 12 noon & 2:00pm till 4:00pm & 7:00pm till 9:00pm:  Cost is £3.00 per person + £1.50 if skates are requiredThursday: End Ice 10:00am till 12 noon & 2:00pm till 4:00pm & 7:00pm till 9:00pm:  Cost is £3.00 per person + £1.50 if skates are requiredFriday: Full Ice 10:00am till 12 Noon & 2:00pm till 4:00pm: Cost is £4.50 per person + £1.50 if skates are required. A Full Ice Disco from 7:00pm till 9:00pm: Cost is £5.00 per person + £1.50 if skates are required.Saturday: Full Ice 10:00am till 12 Noon & 2:00pm till 4:00pm: Cost is £4.50 per person + £1.50 if skates are requiredSunday: Full Ice Learn to Skate / Family Session 9:30am till 11:00am with NISA Coaches: Cost £6.00 per person including the use of hire skates if required: Full Ice Disco 3:00pm till 5:00pm: Cost is £5.00 per person + £1.50 if Skates are required


Fife Ice Arena
Rosslyn Street
Telephone: 01592 595100
Web: http://www.fifeice.co.uk

Lagoon Leisure Centre - Lanarkshire
The Lagoon Leisure Centre is the Flagship Centre of Renfrewshire Leisure, and offers activities to suit everyone!

Lagoon Ice Rink
Lagoon Leisure Centre (Renfrewshire Leisure)
11 Christie Street
Telephone: 0141 889 4000
Web: http://www.renfrewshireleisure.com

Lanarkshire Ice Skating Rink


If you are interested in trying Curling for the first time our friendly welcome is extended to visitors of all abilities, have a look at our Come Curling page for details on how you can get involved or find the answers to some common Curling questions on the Curling FAQ page. For those curlers with a competitive streak we have listed our upcoming Events and keep our Results browser up-to-date.

Lanarkshire Ice Rink
Lanarkshire Ice Rink
Castle Street
Telephone: 01698 282448
Lockerbie Ice Rink - Dumfries and Galloway
Skating is an individual sport for all ages and abilities.
Is skating for you? - If you are looking for an activity that's fun, a competitive sport or simply a pleasurable way of keeping fit, skating is the sport for you.
What is on offer? - You can skate for fun and enjoyment at public skating sessions with ice discos or you can learn the skills of figure skating with our qualified coaches.
The sessions are on offer to both adults and juniors. Skates are supplied for hire at the ice rink.

Lockerbee Ice Rink

Lockerbie Ice Rink
14 Glasgow Road
DG11 2AR
Telephone: 01576 202197
Web: http://www.lockerbieicerink.co.uk

Dumfries and Galloway
Murrayfield - Riversdale Crescent - Edinburgh and the Lothians

  • Keep fit and learn at your own pace.
  • A variety of sessions to meet all levels of ability.
  • Learn to Skate sessions with free tuition from our resident qualified coaches.
  • Private Tuition available.
  • Skate Hire is available with over 1000 pairs ranging from child's size 4 to Adult size 14.
  • Safe friendly environment for all ages, particularly youngsters.

  • Murrayfield Ice Rink

    Murrayfield Ice Rink
    Riversdale Crescent
    EH12 5XN
    Telephone: 0131 337 6933
    Web: http://www.murrayfieldicerink.co.uk

    Edinburgh and the Lothians
    Perth - Dewars Conference Centre - Perthshire
    Ice Activities such as public skating, learn to skate lessons and snowbabes for pre school children are available.
    Dewars Centre Perth

    Perth Ice Rink
    Dewars Conference Centre
    Glover Street
    PH2 0TH
    Telephone: 01738 624188
    Web: http://www.dewarscentre.co.uk

    Stevenston - Auchenharvie Leisure Centre - Ayrshire and Arran

    North Ayrshire Leisure Limited operates two ice rinks, one at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre and the other at the Magnum Leisure Centre. Auchenharvie's ice rink is a split level rink, with the lower level marked out for curling.The Magnum's ice rink is a larger flat rink with a number of lanes marked out for curling. The building closed in August 2009 for rebuiilding & will not open again until Spring 2011


    Stevenston Ice Rink
    Auchenharvie Leisure Centre
    Saltcoats Road
    KA20 3JR
    Telephone: 01294 605 126

    Ayrshire and Arran
    Stirling Ice Rink - Stirlingshire

    Stirling Ice Rink was opened in 1980 to cater for ice sport's needs in Central Scotland and is now owned by over 500 proud shareholders.Over the years the rink has become home to many  clubs from the Central Belt and surrounding areas, who use the rinks facilities for Curling, Ice Hockey, Speed Skating and Figure Skating as well as this the rink also hosts Public Skating every Weekend. The rink has also over the years played host to many major domestic competitions, as well as hosting visitors from overseas, which has helped the rink build a reputation Worldwide for it's good curling and friendly atmosphere.

    Stirling Ice Rink

    Stirling Ice Rink
    FK7 9HQ
    Telephone: 01786 450389
    Web: http://www.stirlingicerink.co.uk


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    Ice Skating Rinks in Wales
    Cardiff Ice Skating Rink

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    Wales National Ice
    Wales National Ice Rink
    Hayes Bridge Road
    CF10 1GH
    Telephone: 02920 397198
    Planet Ice Cardiff
    We have a session to suit everyone. Whether you're accomplished or learning. Contact your local rink for more information Why not learn to skate with professional trained coaches. We have excellent courses for all ages approved by NISA .FRISKY FRIDAY U18 SKATING: It's FRIDAY and here's where the fun starts with a session for young skaters. There's great lighting and all the sounds from clubland.Whether a complete novice or an experienced skater there is a session for you and your family at any of our arenas throughout the UK.
    Planet Ice
    Cardiff Bay, Empire Way,
     Cardiff, CF11 OSP
      Phone 02920382001 Fax 02920382006
    Winter Wonderland, Cardiff
    Cardiff Winter Wonderland @ Civic Centre, Cardiff
    17th November 2011 -   2nd January 2012
    Cardiff's Winter Wonderland returns to the beautiful Civic Centre for the eleventh time in 2011. The magical Admiral Open Air Ice Rink is back between Thursday 17th November 2011 - Monday 2nd January 2012 giving a cool 47 days of skating.
    Whether you are an experienced skater or a complete beginner the Admiral open air ice rink at Cardiff Winter Wonderland is an essential winter experience. Whilst the rink remains the focus for skaters and spectators, there are plenty of other attractions around the arena for all the family including the ice cafe bar, heated terrace overlooking the ice, traditional children's carousel and rides.
    Winter Wonderland
                                          2011/12 Civic Centre, Cardiff
    Web:Cardiff Winter Wonderland
    November 15th 2009 - January 3rd 2010
    The grounds of the National Waterfront Museum are being transformed into a children's paradise, providing fun for all the family. The Admiral giant wheel will be the star of the show again this Christmas, as one of the biggest touring wheels in the UK returns to offer brilliant views across the city. A traditional carousel, a new snow storm ride, ice rink and other favourites will complete the fun fair area, providing attractions for the whole family.
      online at www.waterfrontwinterland.com or from Swansea's Tourist Information Centre on Plymouth Street.Waterfront Winterland will also include the 44-metre Admiral giant wheel, Santa's Grotto, a funfair area, a traditional carousel and live entertainment. Last year saw 115,000 people visit the attraction.
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    Oystermouth Road
    Maritime Quarter
    SA1 1SN

    Waterfront Winterland is a 5 minute walk
    from the city centre


    Deeside Leisure Centre - Flintshire

    The Deeside Ice Rink is the National Centre for Ice Sports in Wales and is located at the Deeside Leisure Centre in Queensferry in Deeside and features and Olympic sized Ice Rink, some 60 metres by 30 metres suitable for a wide range of ice sports and activities, including Ice Hockey, Curling and Disco on Ice. Ice Skating is the perfect exercise for all ages, as it is one of the few sports in which the whole family can take part in. Lessons are available. Whether you're an experienced skater or a novice, you'll join thousands of others who enjoy the fantastic facilities at Deeside Ice Rink. The ice rink also holds Ice Shows from time to time by the Deeside Ice Skating Club. Deeside Ice Rink is also home to the English National League Division 1 ice-hockey team the Flintshire Freeze.

                                          Ice Rink

    Deeside Ice Rink
    Deeside Leisure Centre
    Chester Road West
    CH5 1SA
    Telephone: 01244 814725
    Web: http://www.flintshire.gov.uk


    Gone Skating

    Ice Skating Rinks in Ireland
    Dublin Ice Skating Rink

    Skate away to the sounds of the season on Ireland's largest Ice Skating Rink! After the success of last year's event, this year will see a massive 1500 square metres of real ice covering two Ice Skating Rinks and a third area especially for toddlers! This means that seasoned ice skating experts can enjoy skating on the main rink while the not-so-confident-on-their-feet can enjoy a slower pace on the beginner rink. With a designated slow zone area, the beginner rink will have skating aids available to help people find their feet! Arrive 20 minutes before your session to allow time for check-in and skate hire. It's recommended to bring gloves and to wear long socks and take an extra pair along for afterwards... and remember you can also visit Santa's Polar Palace
    Royal Dublin Society,
    Merion Road, Ballsbridge,
    Dublin 4, Ireland
    Belfast Ice Skating Rink

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    Custom House Square
    Custom House Square Belfast
    Dundonald Ice Skating Rink

    Dundonald Ice Bowl is home to the only Olympic sized Ice Skating Rink on the Island of Ireland. With DJ entertainment every weekend as well as games, prizes and of course skating all under the incredible glitter ball lighting, it really is a magical experience. The Dundonald Ice Rink hosts a feast of activity including the annual N.I Open Skating championships, skating concerts, music concerts and events and Ice Hockey and Ice skating lessons, as well as the ability to accommodate over 1500 skaters every day of the year.
    Off the ice at the Dundonald Ice Rink there is a wide selection of hot and cold vending machines, and seating to accommodate over 600 spectators. There is also an excellent sports cafe, Alaska, with pool table and live satellite television, serving a selection of kids boxes and adult meal deals. There is also a fully licensed restaurant Lattecino next door. Figure skating courses and Ice Hockey lessons are run every week.

    Dundonald Ice Rink

    Dundonald Ice Rink
    Dundonald International Ice Bowl
    111 Old Dundonald Road
    BT6 0XT
    Telephone: 02890 482611
    Web: http://www.theicebowl.com

    Liffey Valley Ice Rink: 7up Christmas On Ice
    Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Ireland
    With spectacular covered ice rinks, festive fun, striking new venue design, entertainment and bars and cafes, there is something for everyone at 7up Christmas on Ice at the Liffey Valley Ice Rink, from families, school children, teens, young adults to corporate or general groups. To book: Telephone 0844 847 1722 or click here to buy online Get your skates on - 'cos 7UP Christmas on Ice is coming to The RDS AND Liffey Valley. Book now to beat the winter blues!

    7UP Christmas on Ice

    Dates: 23rd November - 13th January

    Adult - €18/€14 off-peak 
    Child - €14/€11 off-peak 
    Family (1 adult & 3 children / 2 adults & 2 children) - €58/€43 off-peak

    Since our last year-round ice rink closed down, 7Up Christmas on Ice has become a firm favourite in the Irish christmas calender. It's a great way to relax and get into the Christmas Spirit without having to face the madness that is christmas shopping on a Saturday Afternoon (ick)! And this year, those clever folks at 7UP have added an extra Ice-Rink at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, making it twice as easy for us to enjoy the festive fun.
    Anyone who's been to 7UP on Ice before will know what to expect (for those who haven't - get down there, it's a real treat!), and all the old favourites are back, including:Decks on Ice (top Radio DJ's mixing it up with your favourite artists)Bandstand (a musical interactive area where kids area encouraged to dance, move and groove)

    Liffey Valley

    Liffey Valley S.C.,
    Fonthill Rd.
    Dublin 22.



    Fun Ice has supplied their synthetic ice rinks to many successful venues. 

    This unique surface is dry so there is no mess. It is not cold (it is ideal for skating in ball gowns and tuxedoes). The surface is made up of a jigsaw formation so it can be adapted to suit any area.
    They carry a wide range of genuine ice skates ranging from a child's size 9 to adult size 11.Many people have converted from the wet ice rinks with its costs and limitations to the unique Fun Ice Rinks. It can installed in just one hour and the fully trained personnel will take the worry out of your event.
    The rinks are portable and artificial making them ideal for temporary installations.


    We at Fun Ice are very proud of our safety record. In over 14 years, and many tens of thousands of happy skaters, we have never had a claim made on our public liability insurance.

    The whole team take the safety of our portable rinks very seriously. in addition to our public liability, we supply a full risk assessment form plus a 17 page health and safety documentation pack.

    You won't be
    Fun Ice has been established for many years and is the country's leading specialist supplier of synthetic mobile ice skating rinks.
    Founded in 1993 our reputation and client base has grown each year with many of our clients re booking regularly.
    Fun Ice prides itself on each event having the personal attention of one of our Directors. Each event is tailored to the individual client.
    Our unique surface is dry so there is no mess. It is not cold (it is ideal for skating in ball gowns and tuxedoes). The surface is made up of a jigsaw formation so it can be adapted to suit any area.
    We carry a wide range of genuine ice skates ranging from a child's size 9 to adult size 11.
    Many people have converted from the wet ice rinks with its costs and limitations to the unique Fun Ice Rinks. We can install in just one hour and our fully trained personnel will take the worry out of your event.
    Our rinks are portable and Artificial making them ideal for temporary installations.
    One of our recent undertakings was a major tour for the Bold company, covering over 100 dates and attended by over 45000 people skating

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    Roller Skating

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    Tip: Where a Post Code has been given there is a link to Multimap.co.uk so you can see the location of the rink
    Campus West Complex,  
      The Campus, Welwyn Garden City,Herts. Tel. 01707 357117 Fax. 01707 357155
    Web site: Welwyn Hatfield Council Website E-mail: campuswest@welhat.gov.uk Fan web site www.rollercity.co.uk
    Roller City Skating Rink  
    Green Mill, Wel'th Lane Rochdale OL11 2LS
    Phone: 0706 673354

     Unit 1A, School Street Ind Est, Hazel Grove Stockport SK7 4RA. Tel. 0161-483-1898 Fax: 01625-876066
    Rollerworld Club
     East Gates, Colchester, Essex. CO1 2TJ
    Skating Club: Rollerworld Club
    URL: http://www.rollerworld.co.uk
    Derby Rollerworld
     Mansfield Road, Derby DE21 4BE. Tel. 01332 345828 E-mail. info@derbyrollerworld.com Web site. www.derbyrollerworld.com
    Silver Wheels Roller Rink   Woodfield Road Broadheath Altrincham Cheshire
    Skaters GG
     The Chase, Mill Road, Walpole Highway, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE14 7QJ. Tel 01945 880324
    URL http://www.skaters.gq.nu/
    SK8 Madness  Old Warrington Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7NH
    Tel. 01606 42345 - Fax: : 01606 49555 - Email. 101557,3335@compuserve.com
    Skating Clubs. SK8 Madness In-Mates
    Info. 25000 sq.ft. rink, Car parking.
    Super Skate Club
     Spa Road, Norwich, Norfolk.
    Skating Club: Super Skate Club Rink Web Site www.solarskate.co.uk
    Summerfields Summerfields Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex. TN34
    Tel. 01424 813412
    Skating Club: Hastings RDC and 1066 Rollers

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    Many more sports centres in the UK have roller skating sessions and some have skating club sessions
    here are the ones that have been submitted.


    Tip: Where a Post Code has been given there is a link to Multimap.co.uk so you can see the location of the sports centre

    Albert Park Visitor Centre   Albert Park, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. Tel: 01642 515614

     Alfreton Park Derbyshire. Tel. 01773 834817
    Alumwell Roller Skating Club
     Primley Avenue, Walsall, West Midlands. Tel: 01922 724979
    Skating Club: Alumwell Roller Skating Club
    Arun Leisure Centre    Felpham Way, Felpham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex . PO22 8ED. Tel. 01243 826612
    Web site http://www.arun-skating.co.uk
    Bagleys Studios  - Canvas Night Club. Kings Cross Freight Studios, York Way London N1
    Milton Keynes Roller Dance Club.
     Princes Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK2 2HQ
    Skating Club: Milton Keynes Roller Dance Club.
    Broadland Roller Skating Club
     School Sports Hall, Contitution Hill, Norwich.
    Skating Club: Broadland Roller Skating Club
    St Albans Artistic Roller Skating Club
    Bricket Wood Sports Centre Smug Oak Lane Bricket Wood St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 3TX. Tel. 01727 830332
    Skating Club: St Albans Artistic Roller Skating Club
    Medway Roller Dance & Social Club
     Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent.
    Skating Club: Medway Roller Dance & Social Club and Meridian Roller Figure and Dance Club.
    Camberley Arena Centre
      Grand Avenue, Camberley, Surrey. GU15 3QH. Tel. 01276 28787
    Castle Sports Complex   Albion Street Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 2AJ
    Chessington Sports Centre   Chessington Community College Garrison Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2JS. Tel. 0208 974 227
    Connahs Quay Sports Centre   Golf Tyn Lane, Connahs Quay, Flintshire, Deeside, CH5 4BH. Tel. 01244 812283
    Skating Club: Deeside RSC
    Darwen Leisure Centre   Green Street Darwen Lancashire BB3 1AA. Tel. 01204 308664
    Skating Club: Red Rose Rollers
    Davison Leisure Centre   Selbourne Road Worthing West Sussex BN11 2JX Tel. 01903 204668
    Deans Community High School  Livingston Scotland EH54 Tel. 01506 415383
    Contact: Heather Connell
    Skating Club: Livingston Artistic Skating Club
    Denes High School  Yarmouth Road Lowestoft Suffolk
    Club: Waveney Roller Skating Club
    East Grinstead Kings Centre   Moat Road East Grinstead Sussex RH19 3LN Tel. 01342 328616
    Giant Roller Disco Tel. 01342 328616 Web Site http://www.cottonbud.com/roller.htm email: Tim@Mordaunt.co.uk
    Ely - Paradise Sports Centre   Ely, Cambridgeshire. Tel 01353 667 580
    Skating Club: Ely Roller Skating Club

     Fenham Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Tel. 01367 241755
    Farnham Leisure Centre   Dogflud Way Farnham Surrey GU9 7UD. Tel. 01252 723208.
    Web site click here
    Black Lion Leisure Centre
      Mill Road Gillingham Kent. Tel. 01634-283700
    Hastings YMCA
    "Y" Sports Centre, St Pauls Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 6RS
    Phone: 01424 429677
    High Wycombe Sports Centre           Marlow Hills High Wycombe Bucks
    Hingham Sports & Social Club   Watton Road, Hingham Norwich, Tel. 0195 3851813
    Hingham Roller Disco hayd@bigfoot.com
    Web site: http://www.hinghamskate.gioserve.com/
    Holsworthy Leisure Centre   Western Road, Holsworthy , Devon , EX22 6DH Tel. 01409 254013
    Hudson Sports centre , Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
    East Leeds Leisure Centre  Neville Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS15 0NW Tel. 0113 214 1333 Email: lsp.east.sport@leeds.gov.uk
    Kettering Leisure Village   Thursdon Drive Kettering - 01536-414141
    King Alfred Leisure Centre Hall   Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2WW . Tel 01273 290290.
    Kingstonian Hall   University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
    Skating Clubs: Sherwood Roller Dance Club
    Maidstone YMCA Sports Centre   Melrose Close, Off Cripple Street, Maidstone, Kent. ME15 6BH. Tel 01622 743317 Fax 01622 743242.
    Meadowside Leisure Centre  85 Tudway Rd, Kidbrooke, London. SE3 9XT. Tel. 020 8856 0101
    Nevis Centre , Ai Aird, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33. Tel. 01397 707000
    Skating Club: Lochaber Artistic Roller Skating Club
    Newmarket Sport Centre   Newmarket, Suffolk.
    Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre  Bevridge Arcade, Newton Aycliffe, Co Durham. Tel. 01325 300500
    North Herts Leisure Centre   Baldock Road Letchworth Hertforshire SG6 2ER. Tel. 01462 679311
    Soham (Ross Peers) Sports Centre   Sand Street, Soham, Soham Ely Cambs CB7 5AA Cambridgeshire. Tel. 01353 722662
    Skating Club: Soham Roller Skating Club
    Stalham Leisure Centre  Ingham Road, Stalham, Norfolk NR12 9DG
    Phone 01692 580864
    Northsea Rollers
    Pier Sports Centre  Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent. CT6 5JN.   Tel. 01227 366921  Fax. 01227 742260
    Skating Clubs: Herne Bay united roller hockey & skating club. Pegasus roller dance club. Herne united roller hockey club
    Plumstead Leisure Centre   Plumstead.
    Skating Club: Meridian Roller Skating Figure and Dance Club.
    Prestatyn Leisure Centre   Princes Avenue Prestatyn, Denbighshire LL19 8RS. Tel. 01745 855632
    Rhyl Sports Centre  - Rhyl High School, Grange Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire.
    Skating Club: Rhyl Rollers
    Southwick Leisure Centre   Old Barn Way, Southwick, Brighton, East Sussex. BN42 4NT Tel. 01273 593202. Disco sessions
    St Neots Recreation Centre  Barford Road St Neots Cambridgeshire PE19 2SA 01480 388700
    Stirling Sport Centre   Rochester Kent.
    Skating Club: Maidstone Y Roller Dance Club.
    Stratford Park Leisure Centre  . Stratford Road, Stroud, Glostershire
    Skating Club: Stratford Park Roller Skating Club
    Summerland   Promenade, Douglas Isle of Man IM4 7AJ Tel. 01624 862784
    Skating Club: Ellan Vannin RSC
    Sunnydale Leisure Centre    Middridge Lane, Shildon, County Durham DL4 2EP Phone: 01325 310399
    Skating Club: Durham District RSC
    Taro Leisure Centre  Penns Place Petersfield Hampshire GU31 4EX Tel. 01730 263996
    Torbay Leisure Centre   Penwill Way, Paignton , Devon , TQ4 5JR. Tel. 01803 522240
    Utopia Leisure Centre   Downsview Crescent Uckfield East Sussex TN22 1UB Tel. 01825 761205
    Waltham Abbey Sports Centre  Broomstickhall Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Phone: 01992 716194 Fax: 01992 760829
    Skating Club: Forest Rollers Roller Skating Club
    Waveney Sports Centre    Water Lane, Lowestoft Suffolk NR32 2NH. Tel 01502-569116
    Woughton Leisure Centre  Rainbow Drive, Leadenhall, Milton Keynes. MK6 5EJ   Tel. 01908 660392
    Skating Club: Milton Keynes Roller Dance Club.

    Roller Wedding
    Our UK Girls have ganged together to arrange a new functions on ice or rollers service- Quite simply whether you require a synthetic rink put up in your garden or want to hire an ice rink we will arrange it all. Weddings & barmitzvahs a speciality. Be different & have that function that slides along . Contact us for more details. Click to Contact us
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    Where can you go skiing in Britain?
    Where to ski in

    WinterwonderlandThere are 77 real snow and artificial ski slopes in Great Britain.

    Real snow resorts

    Scotland has the only natural ski resorts in Britain. There are five areas in which to ski and all have invested heavily over the last few years to rival the standards in many European resorts.  Cairngorm, Glenshee and The Lecht resorts can be found in the Grampian mountain range, while the Nevis Range and Glencoe resorts are situated in the west of Scotland near Ben Nevis.  The ski season tends to run from December to April and because low cost airline carriers fly to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, the cost of skiing keeps coming down.  You can also ski in the Lake District in Cumbria when there is sufficient snow.


    There will be a fund raiser and celebration for the British Ski Team on Tuesday 19th January, 2010, just before our athletes head off to Vancouver for the Winter Olympics. We would love you to be involved, if you think it's something that would benefit your company.

    The evening is a very entertaining affair with canapes, champagne and cocktails. Sponsors are invited to put a table out with brochures and information, if they'd like. Many of the great skiing names are there like Dynastar, Salomon, and Rossignol along with companies that are not ski related at all, but specialize in servicing a similar demographic. Not surprisingly, for example, beach holidays, mountain climbing, jungle treks, and cultural tours all sell very well to this crowd.

     Celebrities will be attending the event like Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill, Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Redgrave, sprinting star Colin Jackson, along with the British press like the Daily Mail and Ski & Board as well as TV broadcasters like Channel 4. There are often Hollywood celebrities too like Billy Zane and Honor Blackman and the Ski Club of Great Britain promotes the event heavily to over 30,000 skiing members.

     Lots with a value of at least £1500 are needed to make it into the live auction as our donors are often very generous. In the past, our very top lots have been valued at up to £20,000 for First Class tickets on British Airways. Having said that, we're grateful for anything to help our winter athletes !

    If you would like a bit more information, you can simply go to www.ask4events.com.

    If the event seems interesting or exciting to you, please don't hesitate to drop us a line at simon@ask4events.com and we will send you a copy of the official invite for you to look at.

    Ski Scotland

    Tel: 01479 861261


    Since 1961, Cairn Gorm has been a major winter sports destination and still offers skiers and boarders some of the best and most challenging runs in Scotland. Added to that, it has the only mountain railway in Scotland which transports skiers up to the higher lying snowfields in total comfort and safety in only a few minutes. For ski and snowboard condition reports go to Full Conditions.

    CairnGorm Mountain is located in an area specially protected under European environmental law - please help us preserve this unique landscape - we respectfully request you undertake all your activity respecting the Conservation Site Boundaries.

    Glencoe Ski Area
    Tel: 01855 851226

    Located 74 miles north of Glasgow, Glencoe extends over 200 hectares and operates on the Meall A'Bhuiridh Massif, amidst some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Originally known as White Corries, Glencoe was the first commercial Scottish Ski Area with the construction of the first overhead ski lift on Meall A'Bhuiridh in 1956. We now operate 7 days a week not only providing our customers with better service, but also employing around a further 30 staff in the winter season.
    With 7 lifts and 19 runs, Glencoe is by no means the largest ski centre in Scotland, but it's still a firm favourite with many Scottish skiers and boarders thanks to its unique and exhilarating terrain, and a snow holding record second to none.

    Glenshee Chairlift Company
    Tel: 01339 741320

    Glenshee Ski Centre offers the UK's most extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities - we hope you will enjoy our mountains of adventure. Glenshee - adventure in the making!

    Glenshee's impressive 21 lifts and 36 runs offer an amazing diversity of natural terrain for all standards of skiers and snowboarders.

    There are lots of options to choose from - you can join a class, go private, hire an instructor for your group, get into race training or simply take advantage of one of our great value package deals.

     Nevis Range
    Tel: 01397 705825

    Skiing has been enjoyed on Aonach Mor since the 1930’s, predominately by local skiers. However it was not until 1968, that the area’s full economic potential was recognised. In 1974 a planning report was produced, sponsored by the Scottish Tourist Board, concerning the prospect of a winter sports development in Fort William, and essentially developing the area as an all year round tourist destination. The installation of the skiing facilities at Aonach Mor were implemented as a multi-phase project, with one of the latter developments; the Braveheart Chair, being constructed during 1997, eight years after the ski centre first opened.
    The Lecht Ski Company
    Tel: 01975 651440

    3-person chairlift to the top of the hills
     bullet4 easy-to-use beginners tows
     bullet3 intermediate Poma tows with varied slopes
     bullet3 advanced Poma tows with challenging runs
     bulletComplete race provision
     bulletHomologated race piste with timing & rapid slalom poles
     bulletTraining piste with automated timing

    Lake District Ski Club
    The Lake District Ski club was founded in 1936 by some very enthusiastic skiers looking for places to ski in the Lake District.
    The best area was to found on Raise in the Helvellyn region of mountains.
    Early members proceeded to build a rope tow. Since those early days the club has progressed with the help of dedicated members and has today a modern button lift.
    The Tow runs at weekends throughout the winter, snow conditions permitting. Some midweek skiing is some times available. The skiing season usually starts late November and ends early April



    Events - Men's 15 + 15km pursuit, women's 7.5 + 7.5km pursuit, men's individual sprint, women's individual sprint, men's team sprint, women's team sprint, mens 4 x 10km relay, women's 4 x 5km relay, men's 15km individual, ladies 10km individual, men's 50km mass start, women's 30km mass start As the winter weather has proved, nobody likes walking in the snow. Nobody that is, other than these crazy cats who do it for a living. Cross-country skiing would appear to be among the more relaxed winter sports, with hundreds of competitors taking a mass stroll in the snow.

    But it has become embroiled in one of the biggest drug scandals in Olympic history. At Salt Lake City 2002, the Austrian team, somewhat foolishly, left their blooding doping equipment lying around their residence in the village.It wasn't WADA's super sleuths that lifted the lid on their foul play, but a cleaner, who noticed the syringes and got the feeling something was awry.

    That came just a year after six Finnish skiers tested positive for banned substances at the World Championships, while two Russian medallists in 2002 were thrown out of the Games. Who would have thought these snow ramblers could be so under-handed?

    Great Britain has never had an Olympic cross-country skier and have never even looked like it - until now. Andrew Musgrave - an 18-year-old Scot - has been making a name for himself in cross-country circles.
    Based in Scandinavia, Musgrave has become known by the natives as ‘the Brit who isn't actually that bad' - an accolade not to be dismissed lightly. The teenager came 42nd at the World Junior Championships last year and 82nd in his first World Cup appearance, while he was the top junior in a recent race in Sweden.He's the British No.1 but next to no-one in his homeland would recognise him in the street - just the way he likes it.But with cross-country skiers tending not to peak until their late 20s, Musgrave may have to get used to the attention if he continues to progress like this.


     HIGH HOPES: Chemmy Alcott represents Britain's best chance at an alpine skiing medal

    Events - Super-G, Downhill, Super-Combined, Slalom, Giant Slalom

    According to the record books, Great Britain remain without an alpine skiing Olympic medal, despite Alain ‘Highlander' Baxter's best efforts in Salt Lake City in 2002.He did finish third but was stripped of his bronze medal by the IOC, essentially for using a Vicks inhaler, just days later.

    Baxter is bidding to make his fourth Olympic appearance in Vancouver but at 35 and hampered by injuries, the flying Scotsman looks a million miles away from reaching the podium in Canada.

    He will be joined in the men's ranks by half-brother Noel Baxter as well as youngsters Ed Drake and Dougie Crawford, who have been performing admirably at the World Championships in Val d'Isere.

    Noel Baxter however has seemingly developed the same taste for the treatment table as his older brother while 2010 will come too soon for Drake and Crawford.

    Expect the Austrians and the Swiss to battle it out for the medals, unless American bad boy Bode Miller can reproduce his 2002 double silver medal winning form.

    The women's event looks a great deal better for Great Britain - not least because our only entry will be the blue-eyed, blonde bombshell Chemmy Alcott.Alcott is producing her best ever form at the World Championships in Val d'Isere at the moment, just weeks after breaking her ankle.Ever the optimist, Alcott believes she is capable of claiming a medal in Vancouver and she has proved she has the talent with an 11th place finish at Turin 2006 - the key will be staying injury-free.


    SORELY MISSED: Michael Dixon's biathlon heroics have become a thing of the past (Getty Images)

    Events - men's 4 x 7.5km relay, women's 4 x 6km relay, men's 10km sprint, women's 7.5km sprint, men's 12.5km pursuit, women's 10km pursuit, men's 15km mass start, women's 12.5km mass start, men's 20km individual, women's 15km individual  

    Perhaps the oddest winter sport that will be on show in Vancouver, biathlon tests both long-distance skiing skills as well as marksmanship. The competitors resemble Nordic warriors as they embark on sizeable snow treks with rifles slung over their shoulders, picking up points for speed as well as accuracy.

    It's popular with the military in Great Britain and with the distances involved, it's not for the feint-hearted.

    Team GB may be able to muster one or two competitors in Vancouver but the days of six-time Olympian Michael Dixon are long gone.

    Dixon achieved a best finish of 12th at Albertville in 1992 and is one of only seven people to compete at six different Olympic Games - a true warrior.

    British hopefuls include South African-born Peter Beyer and British No.1 Lee Jackson for the men, while Adele Walker and/or Emma Fowler may represent the GB ladies.

    Without ranging snow deserts anywhere to speak of in Britain however, the medallists will not be coming from Team GB unfortunately.

    Unsurprisingly it is the Scandinavians that dominate biathlon but be on the lookout for Germany to spring a few surprises.

    Artificially-made snow slopes

    There are three real snow centres in England & one in Scotland  now .

    They are open all year round, give a real snow experience and allow people to try the sport without the expense of travelling to Scotland, the rest of Europe and beyond.


    Snozone, Castleford, West Yorkshire

    Yes, it really does snow in Yorkshire every night!
    SNO!zone Castleford welcomed it's first visitors in October 2003 and since then millions of people have been to enjoy the slopes and apres ski!  The 170m long main slope is covered with over 1500 tonnes of fresh snow, and there is also a dedicated lesson slope for beginners and novices to build their skills and confidence before progressing to the main slope. Youngsters, and the young at heart also love whizzing down the slopes on daily tobogganing and ice slide sessions ...plus theres parties, 2 SNO!bars, conference centre and regular special events... so with all this and more going on you wont be stuck for choice!!  And if thats not enough, SNO!zone is house inside Xscape, Yorkshires award winning entertainment destination so there's plenty of other activities on offer after you hit the slopes!

    Xscape Castleford,  Colorado Way
    Glasshoughton, Castleford
    West Yorkshire WF10 4TA  

    Located at J32 off the M62 with 1,400 free parking spaces, dedicated train station and bus services.
    Tel: 0871 222 5671
    Snozone, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

    SNO!zone MIlton Keynes welcomed it's first visitors in November 2001 and since then millions of people have been to enjoy the slopes and apres ski! The 170m long main slope is covered with over 1500 tonnes of fresh snow, and there is also a dedicated lesson slope for beginners and novices to build their skills and confidence before progressing to the main slope. Youngsters, and the young at heart also love whizzing down the slopes on daily tobogganing and ice slide sessions ...plus theres parties, SNO!bars, conference centre and regular special events... so with all this and more going on you wont be stuck for choice!!  
    And if thats not enough, SNO!zone is house inside Xscape, an award winning entertainment destination so there's plenty of other activities on offer after you hit the slopes!
                                                        Milton Keynes
    Xscape MIlton Keynes
    602 Marlborough Gate
    Milton Keynes
    MK9 3XS
     It is in the centre of Milton Keynes, next door to centre MK and the theatre district, and only 10 minutes away from the M1.
    Located 10 minutes drive from J14 off the M1 with onsite pay & display parking, and dedicated bus and taxi services.
    Tel: 0871 222 5670
    Snozone Scotland ,Braehead
    SNO!zone Scotland at Xscape Braehead welcomed it's first visitors in April 2006 and since then nearly a million of people have been to enjoy the slopes and apres ski!
    The 200m long main slope is covered with over 1700 tonnes of fresh snow, and there is also a dedicated lesson slope for beginners and novices to build their skills and confidence before progressing to the main slope. Youngsters, and the young at heart also love whizzing down the slopes on daily tobogganing and ice slide sessions ...plus theres parties, SNO!bars, conference centre and regular special events... so with all this and more going on you wont be stuck for choice!!
    And if thats not enough, SNO!zone is housed inside Xscape, Scotland's award winning entertainment destination so there's plenty of other activities on offer after you hit the slopes!
    SNO!zone Scotland ,Xscape Braehead
    Kings Inch Road,Braehead
    Renfrew,PA4 8XQ
     It  is just next to the M8 motorway and very easy to get to by car and public transport.

    Located at J26/J25a off the M8 with free parking, and dedicated bus and taxi services.

    222 5672

    Tamworth Snowdome
    Tobogganing - Ski/Snowboarding
    There are also many other benefits and discounts available to SnowDome Members to enable you to save £££'s off holidays, insurance, equipment hire and lift passes to name but a few.It really is a small price for large savings - and you could be saving money by visiting as few as 4 times a year. By taking out SnowDome Membership, all members receive the following discounts and benefits:
    SAVE 30% Off group ski and snowboard lessons including combi lessons- SAVE 30% Off all private lessons - SAVE 30% Off all recreational skiing, snowboarding and snowblading -SAVE 30% Off all recreational multi-hour discount sessions (i.e. Ski Wednesday, Morning Club/ Morning' Boardin', Board Stiff, Fresh, BladeRunnerz & Junior Club)
    Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth,
    Staffordshire, B79 7ND

    The Snowdome couldn't be easier to find, just 5 minutes from Junction 10 of the M42, so it's right on the motorway network, and only one and a half hours from North London, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds.
    email: info@snowdome.co.uk
    Tel: 08705 000011

    UK Dry Slope Skiing Centres

    Ackers Trust Ski Centre  Golden Hillock Road , Small Heath , Birmingham  West Midlands  B4  0121 772 5111
    Alpine Ski Centre  Gallway Road Aldershot Hampshire GU11 2DD
      01252 325889
    Avon Ski Centre
    The Avon Ski Centre, Lyncombe Lodge and Mendip Riding combined in one centre.
    | dry slope / artificial slope skiing | horse / pony trekking | show jumping | archery | navigation / orienteering | team building / management courses | groups | UK |
    Lyncombe Lodge Churchill Bristol Avon BS25 5PQ  
     01934 852335
    Bassingbourn Snow Sports Centre   PO Box 103  Hertfordshire SG8 9ZN
     01462 618091
    Bishop Reindrop Ski Centre 
    Hertfordshire  SG8
    Bowles Snow Sports Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9LW 01892 665 665
    Bracknell Ski & Snowboard Centre   John Nike Way Bracknell Berkshire RG12 8TN
     01344 789000
    Brentwood Park Ski & Snowboard Centre Warley Gap, Little Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3DP
    01277 211 994
    Calshot Activities Centre   Calshot Spit Fawley Southampton Hampshire SO45 1BR
     023 8089 2077
    Canterbury Realli Ski Centre Unit One. Out Elmstead Lane Business Centre, Dover Road, Barham, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6HJ
    01227 833 944
    Catterick Ski Centre   Horne Road Catterick Garrison West Yorkshire WF4
     01748 833788
    Cardiff Ski & Snowboard Centre   Fairwater Road Cardiff South Glamorgan CF5 3JR
     01222 561793
    Christchurch Ski & Leisure Centre   Matchams Lane  Hurn Christchurch Dorset BH23 6AW.
     01202 499155
    Dan-Yr-Ogof Ski Slope
    South Glamorgan CF5
    Exeter & District Ski Centre   Belmont Road Exeter Devon EX2 2DJ
     01392 211422
    Gloucester Ski Centre 
    Dry slope skiing and snowboarding with residential options. Try their 'Learn to Ski' packages with accommodation provided in the nearby Ramada Hotel and Country Club.
    Robinswood Hill Gloucester Gloucestershire GL4 9EA
    website: www.gloucesterski.com
     01452 414300
    Gosling Ski Centre   Stanborough Road  Welwyn Garden City  Hertfordshire  AL8 6XE
     01707 384384
    Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre   Bradford Old Road  Swalesmoor Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 6UG
     01422 340760

    KnockHatch :The Adventure Park for days out and family fun

    Hempstead Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex.  BN27 3PR
    Tel : 01323 843344 
    Hemel Ski Centre   St. Albans Hill  Hemel Hempstead  Hertfordshire  HP3 9NH
     01442 241321