Cool Canary Wharf Announces Winter Ice Rink

Canary Wharf Ice Rink, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and Saxo Bank, is back for Winter 2010/11.

The opening date of 13 November was announced today by Canary Wharf Arts & Events and operators Skateco UK Limited, with the rink returning to Canada Square Park in the heart of the famous business and shopping district for the sixth consecutive year.

The 30 x 24m rink will offer arguably the best outdoor skating facilities in London, including brand new sharpened, high quality skates for hire and the Alpine Café Bar, offering hot drinks, mulled wine, beer and tasty snacks.

Brian Jokat, Managing Director of Skateco UK Limited, said ”We’ve brought in some exciting changes, including contracting The Concerto Group to undertake private events and catering in a new events facility called The Lodge.

“We are also pleased to have retained the two main partners Thomson Reuters and Saxo Bank, two companies based here in the Wharf,” he said.

Nestled beneath Canary Wharf’s famous towers, the rink will be a spectacular sight. Canada Square Park will once again be decked in festive lighting and is overlooked by new bars and restaurants in The Park Pavilion; Canteen, ROKA, the parlour and Wahaca. The Plateau restaurant and the Reebok Bar and Restaurant also overlook the rink on the east side of Canada Square, above Waitrose Food & Home.

Beneath the Ice Rink are Canary Wharf’s shopping malls with over 200 shops, including the best in winter fashion.

A newly built events facility called the Lodge will cater for private parties and events, offering a unique, purpose built Christmas party venue.

Further information at or

Date/s & Times:

13 November 2010 – 20 February 2011

Monday to Saturday 9.45am – 11pm

Sunday 9.45am-7.30pm

Last Skate session begins 1 hour prior to closing time

Ticket details:

Adults Off Peak £10*

Adults Peak £12

NUS Cardholders & OAP’s £9

Children (U12) £7.50

Family Ticket £32 (2 Adults & 2 Children/ 1 Adult & 3 Children)

Tickets: online or call 0844 847 1556

Group tickets 0844 847 1546

On site box office from 13 November 2010

* Off Peak – 9.45am-5.30pm (Nov 15-Dec 10 and Jan 10-Feb 4)

** Peak Sat/Sun all sessions and 5.30pm onwards weekdays and all sessions week days peak period from Dec 13-Jan 7 and Feb 7-Feb 18th

For Christmas party bookings:

For Corporate Events:

The Ultimate Experience

Tel: 020 7940 6060