All the magical places in Yorkshire to enjoy ice skating this Christmas

From mulled wine at Christmas markets to pigs in blankets dipped in sauce, there’s a lot to love about Christmas time.

Many of us can’t wait to make this Christmas one to remember, as unfortunately coronavirus restrictions have resulted in some popular UK-wide winter events such as the German market being canceled. from Leeds, there are still many more ways to enjoy Christmas traditions. But one of Yorkshire’s favorite party activities is ice skating.

There is something nostalgic about putting on a pair of skates and sliding around the rink.

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Back in Yorkshire for 2021, here’s our guide to the best Christmas ice skating experiences this year:

Yorkshire’s winter wonderland, York

The largest outdoor ice rink in the north of England is back, with 975m² of ice and a sparkling 30-foot Christmas tree as the centerpiece. Returning from November 19 to January 9, the rink will open at York Designer Outlet this Christmas, and you can purchase tickets here.

Surrounded by illuminated trees, log cabins, the cafe next to the ice rink and even Santa’s Cave, this magical setting is the perfect festive experience for all ages.

Stockeld Park, Wetherby



The lake in the Stockeld park

The 630 square meter ice rink allows you to stay dry while offering an open-air view of the park, all the way to the domain’s magnificent enchanted forest.

The popular park is a great place to have a magical experience during the Christmas and February seasons with the family. Opening November 20, buy your tickets here.

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Scarborough Christmas Shard



Scarborough has its own ice rink
Scarborough has its own ice rink

Brand new for 2021, Scarborough’s own ice rink! Enjoy the perfect party activity for first dates, play dates, best friends, and fun for the whole family throughout December through January 2, buy your tickets here.

The fairy-lit ice rink caters to all ages and abilities, with “peaceful” sessions and wheelchair accessibility; also hosting a funfair full of rides, alongside Christmas-themed shopping and entertainment.

Whitby Winter Festival



Whitby will turn into a winter wonderland
Whitby will turn into a winter wonderland

This year, businesses and individuals have gone the extra mile to bring the joy of Christmas by hosting their own winter festival from November 26 to the end of March 2022, for more information click here.

For the first time, the city will install a real life-size indoor skating rink right in the city center, so that visitors can enjoy skating in all weathers! In addition to the ice rink, guests will also be able to walk around the city and enjoy the dazzling Christmas lights, as well as stock up on local goodies at the wonderful businesses in the city.

There is so much more going on around Yorkshire this Christmas, markets, shopping, entertainment and activities for the kids.

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