Wednesday 8 October 2014 – Media Release
Ice Rink Canary Wharf Returns with Q on Ice pop-up bar and restaurant
Canary Wharf is proud to announce the long-awaited return of its unique open air ice rink. This year joined by restaurant and pop up bar Q on Ice from 1st November 2014 until 28th of February 2015, this enchanting ice rink will transform Canada Square Park into a magical festive landscape.
Set amidst the towering skyline of Canary Wharf and the cosy confines of Canada Square Park, Ice Rink Canary Wharf is designed with a difference. It features London’s only skate path, a passage through fairy-lit trees around Canada Square Park’s iconic ‘Big Blue’ sculpture by British designer Ron Arad. The rink and skate path combined comprise almost 1100m2 of ice, making Ice Rink Canary Wharf one of the largest outdoor rinks in the capital.
A festive favourite, this stunning ice rink will once again provide a breath-taking illuminated backdrop for Canary Wharf’s visitors to skate along to their favourite Christmas tunes amidst the spectacular vista of twinkling lights and decorations. This ice rink is the perfect venue for a romantic date, a family day out or to have a fun with friends.
Opening in good time to welcome Christmas parties and festive celebrations, the rink welcomes groups, families and children aged four and above, with doors opening every day except Christmas Day.
Q on Ice offers a wide selection of food and drink. Sample the BBQ menu and raw bar, or treat yourself to some winter inspired cocktails and craft beers whilst watching the ice skating action. Based on Des McDonald’s ‘Q Grill’ in Camden and following the success of their On the Roof with Q pop up at Selfridges this summer, the menu is packed with the best seasonal produce, lots of locally sourced ingredients and secret seasonings.
A truly spectacular venue and one of East London’s biggest winter attractions, the Canary Wharf Ice Rink is the only place to skate this winter.
Ice Rink Canary Wharf
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
1st November 2014 – 28th of February 2015
Monday to Friday: 11am to 11pm
Saturday and school holidays: 10am to 11pm
Sunday: 10am to 10pm
Book online at www.icerinkcanarywharf.comor by phone 08456 531 431 (from 1st October 2014)
Tickets available from the onsite box office from 1st November 2014
For party bookings email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Canary Wharf Group plc
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.
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 already 87% let. The Group is also in a joint venture with Qatari Diar for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.