More than 800 years old, Liverpool is one of Britain’s great cultural hubs, with an impressive skyline, world-class museums, and a proud cosmopolitan and musical heritage. The city was chosen as the 2008 European Capital of Culture, and has earned its rightful place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in which it is formally known as the Maritime Mercantile City.
Ice skating venues in Liverpool
Every year, Liverpool celebrates the Christmas Ice Festival, which now includes a 600-metre-square covered outdoor ice-skating rink! Open between November 11th 2016 and January 3rd 2017, the rink is suitable for adults and children over three. And don’t worry if you’re a beginner or a cautious skater, because you can request some penguin skate aids to help you glide that little bit more smoothly.
The rink is based at the historic Pier Head, which is overlooked by the iconic Port of Liverpool Building and Cunard Building, both more than a century old. It is also very close to the Royal Liver Building, a Grade I-Listed landmark which dates back to 1908 and home of The Venue at the Royal Liver Building.
After a long skating session, nothing beats delicious Bavarian food at the Christmas Ice Festival’s Bavarian Food Court. The festival also includes a magnificent Ice Bar, an Ice Slide, a lively Après Lodge bar, and a family fairground, so there’s plenty to keep adults and children entertained.
Other ice-skating venues near Liverpool:
– SilverBlades Ice Rink, Widnes
Featuring a huge ice rink and a kids’ play area, Silver Blades offers a fantastic day out for the whole family. When you’re ready for a break, head to the cafe for a hot drink and a sweet snack.
SilverBlades can be easily reached via Widnes or Hough Green stations. There are also several buses running to the Lugsdale, O/s The Hive stop, adjacent to the venue.
– Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, near the Welsh-English border
This leisure centre in Deeside is home to an Olympic-sized ice pad, which is one of the largest in the country. The venue also includes a spa, a soft play area, bowling facilities and other state-of-the-art leisure amenities.
The Deeside Leisure Centre is 18 miles from Liverpool city centre and can be reached by car in under 40 minutes.