Friday 26 October 2018 – Media Release

Skate Among The Skyscrapers: Canary Wharf’s Ice Rink is Back

  • Ice Rink Canary Wharf returns from 2 November 2018 to 16 February 2019
  • Skate amongst twinkling lights for one of London’s most magical winter experiences
  • New features this year include an impressive 40 square metre screen which will provide an ever-changing striking visual backdrop and skaters will be able to upload photos to a rolling Instagram feed.
  • Skate, shop and dine out all in one place for a fun winter day out
  • Lessons available for novice skaters, group bookings and corporate bookings
  • Perfect venue for children’s parties, team-building days and office Christmas parties

The eagerly awaited ice rink returns to London’s Canary Wharf with some extra special finishing touches

On Friday 2 November the Canary Wharf ice rink will open its doors to the public. This year skaters can enjoy a beautifully designed Winter Terrace, a 30 metre wide open air viewing deck and 1200 square metres of ice to skate to their heart’s content. A new addition for 2018 is the impressive 40 square metre screen which will provide a striking backdrop to the ice rink where skaters will be able to enjoy impressive visuals and upload photos to a rolling Instagram feed.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a drink in The Grandstand Bar, a fully stocked, open air bar, overlooking out on to the ice rink with the comfort of heaters and blankets for the colder evenings. This year the bar will be in association with Pravha, a light, crisp lager from the brewers of Staropramen. The bar will cater for every taste from lager and champagne, to the festive favourites including mulled wine and rum punch.

Lucie Moore, Head of Arts and Events at Canary Wharf Group said: “The ice rink is a great addition to Canary Wharf over the Christmas and New Year period. We like to create something different with the ice rink every year and each time, it becomes even more popular.

This year visitors can really get involved by uploading their photos to our newly added LED screen, the only ice rink in London to boast one! Plus, with over 300 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants throughout Canary Wharf, visitors can easily tie in a Christmas shopping trip too.”

EVENT DETAILS:

Friday 2 November – Saturday 16 February
Open seven days a week (excluding Christmas Day)
Canada Square Park
Canary Wharf
London
E14

Adult/Teen (13 years and over): £16.95
Children (4-12 years): £10.95
Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children): £46.50
Skate aids: £5

The minimum age to skate is 4 years and polar bear skate aids will be available for children who are less confident on the ice. Tickets prices are as follows:

For more information please visit: www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk
Instagram: @icerinkcanarywharf
Twitter: @icerinkCW

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
E: pressoffice@canarywharf.com

Notes to Editors:

About Pravha

Inspired by the modern and often unexpected side of Prague and brewed in the UK, Pravha is the latest launch by the famous brewers of Staropramen.

Pravha is brewed with passion and expertise learnt from the hundreds of years’ experience that the Staropramen brewers have gained. Light in both taste and alcohol content (4% ABV), this versatile beer is perfect for early evening drinks with friends and is a great accompaniment to food – particularly suited to meat and cheese-based dishes.

Pravha is brewed with specially selected malts and Czech hops, ensuring an authentic pilsner taste. The ingredients create a crisp, lighter tasting and refreshing beer, which hits all the senses with malty sweetness, balanced with a lighter hoppy taste.

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m 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.

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