Some of the most popular winter ice-skating locations and only recently announced, such as the Tower of London, which we were very much looking forward to visiting, have now been cancelled because of you know what (as per their website). As gutted as we are, we are not here to dwell on it and therefore we want to share some equally exciting, (not so) hot spots where you can still get your skates on.
Ice skating can be covid safe too you know. When you’re falling over that often people are unlikely to get very close anyway, and we don’t really mind wearing our masks as we brave the cold, we have found wearing a mask actually keeps us quite warm and toasty too. So let’s all get out in the open and enjoy the fresh crisp winter air.
Hold on tight to your family and friends as you glide or slide, across these top UK outdoor ice rinks popping up this winter!
Dates - 5th December 2020 to 17th January 2021
If you're looking for a beautiful backdrop, look no further than Hampton Court Palace which is stunningly lit up at night for you to admire whilst you skate along.
Dates - 5th December 2020 to 24th January 2021
Spend the afternoon in wonderful Greenwich and skate outside the Queen's House overlooking the Thames and all the way to canary wharf.
Dates- 21st November 2020 to 10th January 2021
They have two ice rinks to choose from, the fully covered skating at Alexandra Gardens or a smaller outside track. Windsor will also be hosting outdoor cinemas and plenty more.
Dates - All Year Round
Not so much a temporary ice track, but recently re-opened so we wanted to shout about it. The amazing Alexandra Palace has a fabulous indoor ice skating rink and it's always worth an explore of the grounds and views of London afterwards.
Dates - 14th November 2020 to 3rd January 2021
It's Skate's 10 year anniversary this year so is set to be a big one. As well as skating they offer curling and free events to attend.
Dates - 21st October 2020 to 21st February 2021
This incredible location launches an ice rink in one of its domes for winter, full of great ambience and atmosphere, its a must-do.
Dates - 14th November 2020 to 5th January 2021
Head to Orchard Square this winter and skate around the large open-air ice rink before a spot of Christmas shopping.
Dates - 5th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
In the moat of the castle lies the ice rink, which we vote as the best location to skate this year. The picture says it all!
Dates - 21st November 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Overlook the sea views while you skate on Hastings Pier.
Dates - 4th December 2020 to 31st January 2021
One of our favourite hotels, will this year be bringing an ice rink onto its grounds for guests and visitors to enjoy We can't wait.
Dates - 3rd December to 4th January 2021
Rain or snow, the ice rink is fully covered so you can enjoy skating in whatever weather. They even have themed nights to look out for.
Dates - 12th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
There is fun for all the family at Victoria Square in Bolton for their annual winter fest.
Dates - 27th November 2020 to 3rd January 2021
The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall has plenty to see and do, from a Christmas Woodland Walk, meeting Santa in his Grotto and of course ice-skating. See you there!