Where to ice-skate in and around Bristol 2018Posted on: 05 Dec 2018
You’ve planned and collected your gifts, sung a few carols, and planned your Christmas party. But what now? Ice-skating, of course! There’s nothing more Christmassy than booting up and taking to the ice. Who knows – you could become the next Torvill or Dean! We’ve found all the places you can ice-skate in the city, so all you have to do is plan your visit. Explore some of our top picks now.
wethecurious ice rink in Millennium Square (until 7th January 2019)
Once again, Millennium Square’s iconic ice-rink has returned courtesy of we the curious. At the square until 7th January 2019, tickets are priced from just £6.95. They’ve got an array of times and sessions which you can see on the website. There are even some special festive film screenings. Here, you can twirl on the ice and watch your favourite Christmas classics simultaneously! Catch Elf on Sunday 23rd December. After a skate, explore the Christmas market and more festive fun around the rink!
Icescape @ The Tropicana (until 6th January 2019)
It’s the UK’s largest covered water ice-rink! The iconic Tropicana at Weston-super-Mare has been transformed yet again into a spectacular winter wonderland, where guests can take to the ice until 6th January 2019! With prices starting from just £7, visitors are strongly advised to pre-book. What’s more, if you can pre-book, you’ll get three hours of free parking! Good stuff. Check out their website for bookings and more information.
Winter Wonderland @ The Mall, Cribbs Causeway (until 11th January 2019)
After a busy day of Christmas shopping out at Cribbs Causeway, why not have a little skate at their dedicated Winter Wonderland ice rink? It's the South West's largest outdoor ice rink, after all! Afterwards, experience Santa’s Enchanted Ice Castle which overlooks the rink, or even ride on their Christmas train! The promise of a trip to this rink after a day of shopping should keep the kids on side. Book your slot on the website.
Bath on Ice (Until 6th January 2019)
If you’re willing to travel a little further this festive season, why not try out Bath on Ice? This huge rink will be around until 6th January 2019! Adult prices start from £11. Situated in the beautiful Royal Victoria Park, Bath on Ice is the perfect place for the whole family to soak up the Christmas spirit. Even better, you can head to Bath’s Christmas market afterwards to complete your trip! Sounds like a plan to us. Head to the website for more details.
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Kate is a second-year Philosophy student at the University of Bristol. Alongside helping to run the online side of the university's independent student newspaper, Kate regularly contributes to music platforms in the city. You can follow Kate on Twitter at @katefhutchison.