14.11.14

IS ICE SKATING REALLY ROMANTIC?


It's that time of the year again when the Christmas lights are turned on in the city and everybody gets in the mood of the festivities. Some will say it's too early to get into the Christmas spirit, but personally I think London is the most beautfiul and romantic city when the decorations are all put up.Starting with the Christmas shopping, a nice walk around the South Bank market and a glass of mulled wine in Covent Garden, there's always a lot of things to do during winter time in London.

One of them, one of my personal favorite I must admit, is ice-skating. Not the kind of ice-skating you see on TV during the Olympics, I first don't have the skilled partner and I can definitely not turn and jump at the same time wearing nothing but a small skirt and tights. But more the kind of ice-skating people only practice around Christmas while holding hands with their beloved one dress as an Eskimo. 



If you've never done ice-skating before you must know that it's not as easy as it is for a Disney princess or a penguin. You will certainly first look like you're just learning to stand and walk on your feet again and it's ok we've all be through that but make sure you're going with a friend who don't mind being held onto as if you were stuck like strong glue. 

Once you got it, ice-skating in a public rink is mainly trying to slide along in circle elegantly without falling, specially when you're a grown up or on a first date. Actually I'm not sure ice-skating is the best idea for a first date except if you've down it before and want to show off your skills.

In order to compete with New-York and his famous Rockefeller Center ice rink or Amsterdam's canals, there's obviously a few places in London where you can improve your swan moves on the ice and enjoy a nice romantic time.


In Central London the Sommerset House Ice Rink is open every day from 10am until 9.15pm from the 11th of November until the 4th of January 2015, the price of the entry is £7.50 and you can book your tickets in here : http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/ice-rink
As well as the Eyeskate to slide under the famous London Eye, open every day from 10am to 9pm from the 20th of November until the 5th of January, reservations here : www.londoneye.com 

If you live in South East London, the Canary Warf ice rink located in the middle of the majestic buildings is open to public from the 1st of November until the 28th of February 2015 every day from 10am to 9pm.
All the informations you need are at : http://www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk/ice-skating.php

Winter Wonderland is the biggest Christmas fair in London, located in Hyde Park, the ice rink is the largest outdoor one in England. The fair will open on the 21st of November until the 4th of January 2015, every day from 10am until 10pm, the price will be £14.50 for adults and £9.50 for childrens. 


And to finish, my favorite one, the Natural History Museum ice rink located in South Kensington. Open from the 30th of October until the 4th of January 2015, the ice rink is open Sunday to Wednesday from 10am until 10pm and Thursday to Saturday from 10am until 11pm.

So don't forget to put on your gloves, beanie and warm socks to enjoy the best of Christmas in London on ice and become an expert at looking flawless in every situation. 



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Hello ! My name is Coline, I'm passionate about cinema and aspiring to be a screenwriter. Always on for a culture related trip with my friends, I also enjoy baking the finest desserts and Lip-sync contests are my favorite game.