Get Your Skates On This Christmas

Ice skating can be amazing or dread-fall depending on your skill level but almost always makes for a great family day out. Most rinks are only open for a limited time each year, so here are a few local venues so you can make the most of the winter festivities.

The North Pole, Cambridge
On 16th November, Cambridge’s own Winter Wonderland returns. Located on the famous Parker’s Piece, The North Pole Cambridge offers 45 minute skating slots every hour, on the hour. There’s a host of safety officers and skilled skaters to help you on to your feet should you fall, and give you some tips to stop it happening again. Furthermore, there’s various fairground rides, food stalls and even an alpine bar on site for all the family to enjoy.

For more information on the attractions available and to buy tickets, visit

Cambridge Ice Arena
After many years in the pipeline, Cambridge Ice Arena opens for the first time this autumn. In partnership with the University of Cambridge, the state-of-the-art ice rink will be open all year round for a whole host of functions from general skating, ice hockey, birthday parties. curling and much more. The venue is cashless meaning tickets must be paid for prior to arrival but it’s sure to be a great day out for all involved.

For more informaiton on Cambridge Ice Arena and to buy tickets, visit

Skate Van Hage
Although slightly further away in Great Amwell, Skate Van Hague offers a more relaxed skating environment, with only 32 skaters allowed on the rink at once. This means more space to flaunt your skills and fewer people to witness any tumbles you take.

For more information on Van Hage and where to but tickets, visit