Top Skating Rinks in London

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Top Skating Rinks in London

Top Skating Rinks in London

Ice skating probably developed in Scandinavia as a necessity around 1000 BCE, with the first skates being made from shank or rib bones of either elk, oxen, reindeer, or other animals.

Recreational Ice Skating on canals has been practised on the canals of Netherlands since the Middle Ages. Ice skating on frozen ponds and fens became popular in England in the 17th century.

World's first ice skating rink opened in 1882 in Frankfurt during a patent exhibition while London's first ice rink, the Glaciarium, was opened in 1876.

This winter, SuperTransfer brings to you a list of a few top skating rinks in London to enjoy your holidays.

Christmas at Skylight Tobacco Dock

Considered to be one of the most imaginative rooftop destinations in London, Skylight Tobacco Dock is set against the backdrop of London City's skyline. It transforms with seasons and come winter, it metamorphosises into Europe's only rooftop ice skating rink.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

This holiday season, enjoy taking a spin on the ice with the historic Tudor Palace standing majestically behind you. You can either enjoy the gleaming ice by day or reflection of the illuminated palace on the ice by night. Either way, it is a pleasure to skate and then relax in the palace gardens while you catch your breath.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

The ice rink at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland boasts of the largest ice rink in the UK. Built around a gorgeous Victorian Bandstand, it is covered by a canopy of twinkling lights offering you a magical experience during your winter holidays. Added attraction of fun rides for the junior members of the family is just a bonus!

The Queen's House Ice Rink

A popular training centre and the oldest ice rink in the UK, the Queen's House Ice Rink is a popular location for both figure skating and ice dancing for all ages. It is the only ice rink open all-year round. Situated in a UNESCO heritage site, skating here is an experience that will stay with you for life.

JW3 Ice Rink

Complete with glimmering lights, vibrant music and an electric atmosphere, the JW3 Ice Rink is a place worth visiting with friends and family when the mood strikes you. Apart from skating, you can also have a fun time in the cinema which is open through December including the bank holidays. Also attached is a restaurant that is offering food and drink deals. So, what better place to chill out other than JW3 Ice Rink.

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