Dates are for December 2006 – January 2007

Greenwich Ice Rink
December 2 – January 14
The Old Royal Naval College provides a backdrop for Greenwich’s ice rink.
Book tickets here

Somerset House Ice Rink November 22 – January 28
A long standing favourite for winter ice skating, Somerset House’s courtyard is turned into one Britain’s most scenic outdoor ice rinks. Open 10am – 10pm
Book tickets here or call: 0870 1451163

Kew Gardens Ice Rink
November 25 – January 7
Surrounded by trees bedecked with fairy lights, the Kew Gardens Ice Rink is pretty as a picture.
Book tickets here or call: 0870 4000601

Hampstead Heath Ice Rink
December 2 – January 14
The Hampstead Heath Ice Rink at Parliament Hill Fields is returning for a second year.
Book tickets here or call: 0870 0601792

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink December 2 – January 14
Ice skating within the grounds of Henry VIII’s splendid palace.
Book tickets here or call: 0870 0601778

Natural History Museum Ice Rink November 9 – January 21 In the grounds of the Natural History Museum this winter, offering the chance to enjoy open air ice skating in a grand London setting.
Book tickets here or call: 0870 4000601

Royal Windsor Ice Rink December 2 – January 14
Alexandra Gardens is transformed into a giant outdoor ice rink. From 10am to 10pm. Alexandra Gardens, Windsor.
Buy tickets here or call: 0870 169 6892

Rest of Britain

Exeter Ice Rink
December 2 – January 14
Bampfylde Street (next to the Exeter Bus Station)
Tickets: 01392 265885

Taunton Ice Rink
December 7 – January 2
Next to the Brewhouse Theatre.
Buy tickets here or call: 0845 1302773

Warwick Castle Ice Rink
December 11 – January 3
Warwick Castle doesn’t just have an ice rink this year, but a 60 metre ice slide, below the Castle’s dramatic towers and ramparts.
Tickets: 0870 442 2375

Plymouth Ice Rink
November 18 – January 2
The West Country’s largest ice rink. Tickets: 01752 765500

Manchester Ice Rink
November 17 – January 17
Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens is boasting a brand-new outdoor skating rink complete with an Ice Bar this winter. Tickets: 0870 066 6840

Edinburgh Ice Rink
November 24 – January 7
Princes Street Gardens will once again host Edinburgh’s Winter Festival and one of Britain’s largest outdoor ice rinks.
Tickets: 0131 622 6552

Glasgow Ice Rink
November 25 – December 24
Glasgow’s George Square will be turned into a grand ice skating palace with mulled wine to thaw out chilled skaters.
Tickets: 0141 566 4983

Skating in Cornwall
November 5 – February 25
The Eden Project’s winter festival boasts the region’s first open-air ice rink.
Tickets: 01726 811972

Norwich Ice Rink
November 11 – January 7
Tickets: 01603 212212

Cardiff Ice Rink
November 16 – January 7
Skating al fresco in front of Cardiff City Hall.
Tickets: 02920 872 087