Monday 29 December 2014 – Media Release

Get your skates on and get fit in 2015 at Ice Rink Canary Wharf …with London’s only skate path!

Burn off those Christmas calories and get fit for 2015 at Ice Rink Canary Wharf until 28 February 2015. Ice skating on the rink, which features London’s only skate path, a ‘running track on ice’ around Canada Square Park’s iconic ‘Big Blue’ sculpture, is a great way to get lean, help strengthen those-little used muscles and improve overall body balance.

For a New Year’s fitness blitz, Ice Skating lessons with professional instructors will help wannabe skaters get the most out of their session and skating like a pro. Ice Rink Canary Wharf is set amongst architecturally stunning surroundings in which to burn off those Christmas calories without even noticing. One of the largest and longest running outdoor rinks in the capital, the rink and skate path combined comprise almost 1100sqm of ice – plenty of space to get active and fit.

After a session on the ice, fitness fanatics can head to Reebok Sports Club, which offers an array of classes to complete an all-inclusive workout. A pilates session will aid flexibility and balance, perfect for improving skating technique. The programme includes something for everyone including activities like wing chun, cross boxing and groove cycle dance.

Tanya Camilleri, Group Exercise Manager at Reebok Sports Club says: “Ice skating is an enjoyable way of keeping fit.  The exercise mainly involves lower body movement, however the core area needs to be strong to keep your balance.  Incorporating pilates, yoga and strength training classes in your weekly workout can really help you become a pro at ice skating.”

For visitors feeling the need to refuel after a tough workout, there is an array of options across the Estate which visitors can explore, from detoxing smoothies at Crussh to fresh, protein filled sushi at ROKA. Pure and Le Pain Quotidien also offer a delicious range of healthy, organic treats and The Pearson Room has a special menu created for gym bunnies on the go, which offers meal deals and dishes designed by nutritionists and fitness professionals. Alternatively, situated right beside the ice rink is winter pop up Q on Ice, which has a wide selection of food and drink including a raw bar and fresh salads.

A truly spectacular venue and one of East London’s biggest winter attractions, Ice Rink Canary Wharf offers the perfect destination to work off the excesses of the festive season; so get your skates on and get fit in the new year.

ENDS

Event Details:

Ice skating lessons can be booked through Ice Rink Canary Wharf, and are available subject to availability at a cost of £25 for 30 minutes plus the price of a skate ticket.

Ice Rink Canary Wharf

Tickets:
Adult: £14.50
Children (U13): £9.50
Concessions: £12.00 (Available at the box office with photo ID)
Family: £39.50 (2 adults + 2 children/ 1 adult + 3 children)
Skate aids: £5 (available from the box office 30 minutes prior to skate session)
Groups: Buy 10 get 1 free
*£2.50 booking fee applies per booking
*Children under 13yrs must be accompanied by an adult

Opening times:
Until 28 February 2015
Monday to Friday: 11am to 11pm
Saturday and school holidays: 10am to 11pm
Sunday: 10am to 10pm
Booking:
Book online at www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk or call the box office on 08456 531 431
Tickets available from the onsite box office
For party bookings email: events@icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk

For further information, please contact:
Charlie Smith/Beth Thoms
The Communication Group
T: 020 7630 1411
E: csmith@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk
bthoms@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focussed on the design, construction, leasing and management of grade A office space and high-quality retail, residential and leisure facilities in central London. Over the past 20 years Canary Wharf Group has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business  and shopping districts, constructing over 16m sq. ft. of office space; more than any other company in London. These buildings are now occupied by over 100,000 people.

Canary Wharf Group’s tenants, clients and occupiers include some of the world’s leading business organisations from the media, legal, accounting, financial services, IT, energy and transport sectors. Canary Wharf Group has also developed and successfully let over 300 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants including many of Britain’s leading brands.

The Group’s world-class, year-round arts and events programme offers over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate. Winner of the 2010 Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards, Canary Wharf Group showcases over 65 pieces of permanent art throughout the Estate, designed and created by more than 50 artists and craftsmen. A regular exhibition programme in the Lobby of One Canada Square and Jubilee Park further adds to the Estate’s comprehensive cultural and creative offering.

In addition to development on the Canary Wharf Estate, the Group is also involved with projects across London. The Pan Peninsula and Drapers Gardens developments have been successfully completed and construction continues on 20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie) in the City of London which is nearly fully let. The Group is also in a joint venture with Qatari Diar for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.

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