Thursday 3 November 2016 – Media Release
Skating at Light Speed – LuminoCity launches at Ice Rink Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf is unveiling London’s first ever animated LED ice rink. Located in Canada Square Park, the illuminated ice rink opens on Friday 4th November and runs until Saturday 25th February 2017. Featuring a grid of 8km of LED lights built into the ice, LuminoCity at Ice Rink Canary Wharf will provide a stunning festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
With 16 million different colours to play with, the twinkling light display interacts with music for a truly immersive experience, and at over 1125m2, Ice Rink Canary Wharf will be one of the largest ice rinks in the capital. The LED lights can be programmed to create limitless moving patterns and designs adding a unique kinetic dimension to the ice. Brightening up your winter, skate marshals clad in LED suits complete the illuminations.
Open 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day, Ice Rink Canary Wharf launches in time to host Christmas parties and festive celebrations. Covered by a spectacular illuminated canopy, the ice rink will come into its own at night, creating the perfect party atmosphere for guests to enjoy whatever the weather. The ice rink welcomes families and is also the perfect venue for a romantic date or fun night out with friends.
An on-site bar will provide delicious winter warmers including mulled wine and cider, as well as a selection of cocktails, wines and craft ales. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, skaters can take a time out to sample the delectable dishes on offer. The venue is also available for party hire for both adults and children.
Ajay Teli, Head of Strategic Communications, Canary Wharf Group says: “Ice Rink Canary Wharf has stepped up the drama with an exciting and unique light installation. Its innovative design is the first of its kind in London and it will provide a sensational atmosphere for our visitors. We really wanted to push the boundaries this year and give people something new. Once guests have perfected their moves on the rink they can take advantage of our extended Christmas shopping hours and plethora of bars and restaurants.”
Friday 4th November – 25th February
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 10.15 pm
Friday: 10.30 am – 10.45 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am – 10.45 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am – 9.30 pm
Canada Square Park
Ticket Prices: (1 hour skating and skate hire)
Early Bird Offer: £9.95 – all individual tickets for the first available session of everyday throughout the season (before 11am)
Adult Peak: £16.95
Children Peak: £10.95
Adult Off-Peak: £14.50
Children Off-Peak: £10.50
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children): £46.50
Concessions (Full Time Students & 60yrs and over, with photo ID): £13.95
Season tickets available – visit www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.ukhere for more details
- Adults (13 years and over)
- Children (4-12 years)
- Peak times – after 4pm on weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday and all day during December and school holidays (1/12/16 – 8/01/17 and 11/02/17 – 19/02/17)
- Off-Peak times – before 4pm on weekdays throughout November, January and February (excluding 1- 01/17 – 8/01/17 and 11/02/17 – 19/02/17)
- £2.50 booking fee applies per transaction
- Children under 13yrs must be accompanied by an adult
Tube: Canary Wharf station is on the Jubilee Line and is a 2-minute walk to Canada Square Park
DLR: Canary Wharf & Heron Quays DLR stations are within a few minutes walking distance to Canada Square Park
Boat: The Thames Clipper docks at the Canary Wharf Pier, a 10-minute walk to Canada Square Park
Bus:D3, D7, D8, 135, 277 all go to Canary Wharf.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group
+44 (0) 20 7418 2326
Hannah Warmington / Steele Paulich at Brands2Life
+44 (0) 20 7592 1200
About Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.