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 2017.
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Ice Skating Dublin
Dundrum on Ice at Pembroke Square in the Dundrum Town Centre runs from October 27th 2017 until January 14th 2018, and is open every day except Christmas day. Family tickets are available, and penguins for small kids.
Swords on Ice runs November 24th 2017 until January 8th 2018 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 10th 2017 until January 21st 2018 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 available.
I-Skate-On-Ice an outdoor skating rink, is part of the Winter Funderland at the RDS. 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. Funderland open on December 14th 2017
Ice Skating Galway
Fun skating supports available for little ones aged 4+. Family tickets from €48.
Ice Skating Cork
Cork on Ice is back at Mahon Point from November 3rd 2017 until January 28th 2018, 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 15th year beside Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre, from December 1st 2017 until January 7th 2018 (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 25th 2017 until January 14th 2018, 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 runs as part of the Wonderous Wexford Winter Wonderland on the Quays in Wexford, from November 24th 2017 until January 7th 2018 with family tickets available. The Winter Wonderland also includes a Christmas Parade, Ice Skating Rink, Christmas Shows, Christmas Movies and a Santa Train, so there’s plenty to amuse all the family.
Ice Skating Waterford
Waterford on Ice opens at the Gasworks, Waterside from November 17th 2017 until January 14th 2018. It ties in with the Winterval Festival and along with the main rink there will be a kiddies rink where younger chldren can skate with aids. Family tickets available.
Ice Skating Castlebar
Castlebar on Ice opens for the first time ever on November 24th 2017 until January 7th 2018. It is centrally situated on the Mall and family tickets are available.
Ice Skating Sligo
Sligo on Ice runs from November 17th 2017 until January 14th 2018 with family tickets available. It is in a new location this year, The BID Red Barn in St Stephens Car Park in Sligo Town.
Over to you! Let us know if we’re missing any of your favourite venues in the comments below.