Tis the season to don that cosy knit, grab a mulled wine and seek out a rink where you can show off your ice-skating skills!
As our favourite cities start to get festive, we’re giving you the low down on the prettiest ice rinks around the world where you can channel your inner figure skating champion.
What are you waiting for? Grab your skates and get gliding in style…
Tower Of London, UK
It’s not every day you get to glide around a 1,000-year-old dry moat! We couldn’t think of a more impressive backdrop for your Instagram. As you skate around, be sure to marvel at the stunning snowflakes that light up the historic fortress walls. The dazzling lights adding a stylish touch to one of the most iconic landmarks of London.
Vienna Ice World, Austria
Every year, Vienna Rathausplatz is transformed into a huge ice rink becoming a paradise for ice skaters of every age. The façade of City Hall is illuminated to set the scene for a fairy-tale experience. For those who enjoy a touch of thrill seeking, you can put the Sky Rink to the test – a ramp measuring 120 metres offering the possibility to race over the ice on two levels for the first time. Whether you’re looking for an elegant affair or a wild whirl, this rink has something to please every skater!
Lake Louise, Banff, Canada
Located in the jewel of Canada's Rockies, Lake Louise is the ultimate rink for those seeking stunning natural beauty. Surrounded by snowy peaks and glaciers, you’ll be in awe of the landscapes rugged terrain. For those who prefer a touch of elegance, check out the elaborate, glittering ice castle sculpture which gets rebuilt every year! It’s enough to make a Disney Princess jealous.
Summer Palace, Beijing, China
For those seeking winter revelry, no backdrop takes your breath away like Beijing’s Imperial Gardens. Whilst skates are forbidden, you can pitch up with a sleigh or ice bicycle and enjoy the slip and slide, all whilst taking in the amazing views of Kunming Lake. Cavorting on ice has never been more fun and, without the skates, there’s less chance of falling over anyway!
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
The snow transforms these iconic Gardens into an enchanting winter wonderland. Strap on your skates and glide out onto the rink where you can pirouette under the sparkling canopy of lights. When you tire of the ice, hit the winter themed rides for a rest and explore the dreamy glow of thousands of twinkling lights that bring the Gardens to life throughout the season.
With so many stunning rinks to discover, there’s never been a better time to book that ice escape and get ready to slide into a new adventure!