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 2019.
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Ice Skating Dublin
South Dublin On Ice at Tallaght Stadium offers ice skating fun for all the family. The spectacular real ice rink at Tallaght Stadium will be the centrepiece of the South County Dublin Christmas Festival this year and is sure to attract thousands of skaters young and old to the town. The rink will be open from November 15th 2019 to January 26th 2020.
Dundrum on Ice at Pembroke Square in the Dundrum Town Centre runs from October 25th 2019 until January 12th 2020, and is open every day except Christmas day. Family tickets are available, and penguins for small kids.
Swords on Ice runs November 15th 2019 until January 5th 2020 beside the Pavilions town centre in Swords. Family tickets are available, with penguins for small kids. Closed Christmas Day. Days/hours are subject to change
Blanchardstown Ice Skating runs from November 15th 2019 until January 19th 2020 in Millennium 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 available.
Ice Skating Galway
Fun skating supports available for little ones aged 4+. Family tickets and group discounts available.
Ice Skating Clare
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park have an ice rink for families to enjoy. It is part of the Christmas package from November 22nd and will be open for all to enjoy until December 23rd 2019.
Ice Skating Cork
Cork on Ice is back at Mahon Point from November 1st 2019 until January 26th 2020, 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 available.
Ice Skating Limerick
Limerick On Ice is back for its 17th year beside Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre, from November 30th 2019 until January 5th 2020 (closed Christmas Day). Kids will enjoy meeting Artic Arty and his special guests. Family tickets available. Skate School available for beginners.
Kilkenny on Ice runs at The Hub Cillin Hill from November 23rd 2019 until January 6th 2020, closed Christmas Day. The 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, so there’s plenty to entertain here. Warm up with a hot chocolate in the Ice Cafe afterwards. Family tickets available and also this year unlimited entry tickets.
Ice Skating Wexford
Wexford on Ice will be on the Quays in Wexford, from November 21st 2019 until January 5th 2020 with family tickets available. For those who aren’t feeling confident, there are stability aids to help you glide across the ice.
Sensory and wheelchair friendly skate sessions take place every Saturday morning from 9am to 10am with music & lighting turned down and wheelchair users able to take their wheels directly onto the ice.
Ice Skating Waterford
Waterford on Ice opens at the Gasworks, Waterside from November 29th 2019 until January 5th 2020. It ties in with the Winterval Festival and along with the main rink there will be a kiddies rink where younger children can skate with aids. Family tickets available. The rink is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays except for December 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st.
Ice Skating Mullingar
Mullingar on Ice opens on November 22nd 2019 until January 12th 2020. All levels skaters are catered for with a large main rink and a separate smaller rink. During the festive period there will be special events and tasty food on offer too. And you can get deals by booking for midweek skating sessions or with groups. The rink is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays except for December 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st.
Ice Skating Castlebar
Mayo on Ice opens from November 30th 2019 until January 6th 2020. It is centrally situated on the Fair Green in Castlebar and family tickets are available. Little ones can also enjoy a skate with Santa experience every Saturday & Sunday morning for the first 2 sessions up until Christmas.
Over to you! Let us know if we’re missing any of your favourite venues in the comments below.