Looking for something fun to do this Christmas Break with the kids? How about some ice skating? Here are the best places for Family Ice Skating Dublin & Around Ireland for 2015. CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION FOR 2016
Ice Skating Dublin
Dundrum on Ice at Pembroke Square in the Dundrum Town Centre runs until 10th January, and is open every day except Christmas day. Family tickets are from €30, and penguins are available for small kids. Off Peak Times are the first three sessions of each day.
Swords on Ice runs until 3rd January beside the Pavilions town centre in Swords. Family tickets from €30, with penguins for small kids. Off Peak Times are the first three sessions of each day, and is open every day except Christmas day.
Blanchardstown Ice Skating runs until 31st January in Millenium Park, adjacent to the Blanchardstown Shopping centre, and is very popular with families due to the dedicated rink for children, with penguin skating aids. There is also ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, and events like Skate with Santa and Frozen mornings. Family tickets from €29.
I-Skate-On-Ice an outdoor skating rink, is part of the Winter Funderland at the RDS, and runs until 10th January. iSkate has a decicated kiddie rink for children from 3+ yrs, with balancing aids and double-bladed skates. While there you can enjoy Funderland, Christmas Circus and the Christmas Market too.
Malahide on Ice is part of the Christmas KIngdom event in Malahide, and runs until 3rd January. Family tickets from €45.
Ice Skating Galway
Galway City On Ice is back until January 6th, in a new home beside Leisureland, Salthill. Open 7 days a week except Christmas day.
Penguins available for little ones. Family tickets from €30, with off-peak times the first three sessions each day.
Ice Skating Cork
Cork on Ice is back at Mahon Point until January 31st, and is open every day except Christmas Day. Penguins available for small kids and special kiddies skating area. There is also ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, and events like Skate with Santa, so you’re sure to find something for everyone. Family tickets from €29.
Ice Skating Limerick
Limerick On Ice is back for it’s 12th year beside Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre, until January 10th 2016. Kids will enjoy meeting Artic Arty and his special guests, or you might want to head along for The Frozen Experience on 20th December, and meet Anna & Elsa. Family tickets from €50. Skate School available for beginners.
Ice Skating Kilkenny
Kilkenny on Ice runs at Cillinhill until Jan 10th 2016, closed Christmas Day. Rink has 600 square meters of real ice, and the Mammoth Ice Slide which is 30 meters of real ice.
Also making a reappearance this year are Bungee Trampolines, Skyfall Zipline, and Rodeo Reindeer, so there’s plenty to entertain here. Warm up with a hot chocolate in the Ice Cafe afterwards!
Ice Skating Waterford
Waterford on Ice returns to the Quays until 5th January. 55 minute sessions with family tickets available from €35.
Ice Skating Wexford
Wexford on Ice runs as part of the Wonderous Wexford Winter Wonderland on the Quays in Wexford, until January 10th 2016 with family tickets available. The Winter Wonderland also includes a Christmas Parade, Ice Skating Rink, Christmas Shows, Films and a Santa Train, so there’s plenty to amuse all the family.
Over to you! Let us know if we’re missing any of your favourite venues in the comments below.