Get Your Skates On! The Best Places To Go Ice Skating This Winter
By Robin Richmond
Each Christmas, open-air ice rinks open across the country offering visitors the chance to don their skates and enjoy a spin on the ice in the crisp winter air. The thrill of skating outdoors, in wonderful surroundings on a magnificent real-ice rink is guaranteed to enthral. Short break specialist, Superbreak http://www.superbreak.com can arrange overnight accommodation for those who want to want to make a weekend of it. From Royal Windsor to Manchester or over the water to Dublin - there is something for all the family!
Royal Windsor - For the first time, Royal Windsor will have its own giant outdoor ice rink from 26 November to 8 January. Located in Alexandra Gardens, this 800 square metre will cater for 240 skaters each hour from 10am - 10pm. Stay over night at the four star Sir Christopher Wren hotel which costs just "65 per person, per night on a b/b basis. Valid at weekends and based on two sharing. To book tickets for the ice rink visit http://www.royalwindsoricerink.com.
London - London's original and most beautiful open-air ice rink returns to Somerset House between 24 November and 29 January. During the daytime skate in the spectacular setting of the 18th century courtyard then, as darkness falls, the rink is transformed with flaming torches and architectural lighting! Stay over night at the four star City Inn Westminster which costs "49.50 per person, per night on a b/b basis. Valid at weekends, two share. To book tickets for the ice rink visit www.somerset-house.org.uk/icerink/2005.
Dublin - Skate on the 1,300 square metre ice rink - one of Europe's largest outdoor ice rinks which will be located at the Royal Dublin Society from 18 November to 15 January. The rink is fully covered and viewing terraces overlook the rink for those who prefer to relax over a glass of mulled wine. Stay over night at the three star Blooms Hotel which costs just "45.75 per person, per night on a b/b basis. Valid Monday - Thursday, two share. To book tickets for the ice rink visit www.7upchristmasonice.ie.
Warwick Castle - This year's "Frost Fair at Warwick Castle from 10 December - 2 Janaury will include a specially constructed open-air ice rink for evening skating. Held in the unique setting of the Castle's courtyard, skating will be lit by flaming torches and twinkling fairy lights. Stay over night at the three star Days Inn Warwick South for just "93 per family of four (two adults and two children under 16 sharing a family room) and a one day entrance to the Castle and Frost Fair is also included. Ice skating is extra. To book tickets for the ice rink visit www.warwickfrostfair.com.
Who are Superbreak.com?
Superbreak.com, incorporating Theatrebreak.com, is the internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited, the market leader for short breaks throughout the UK. Superbreak is part of Holidaybreak plc, a publicly quoted leisure company whose share price can be found in most major UK newspapers, or at http://www.holidaybreak.com.
Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain for the leisure traveller. Superbreak hold allocations of rooms at all hotels and we can book up to and including the day of departure.
About The Author
Open air skating rinks are a fantastic way to bring out the Christmas spirit in everyone. Short break specialist Superbreak.com has some fantastic hotel packages near some of the best skating rinks in the UK and beyond!