Skate at Canary Wharf this winter

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Thomson Reuters sponsors the Canary Wharf Ice Rink as it returns for a fifth year this winter. From 14 November, Canada Square Park will transform into a unique ice-skating facility, set against one of London’s most breathtaking backdrops.

Nestled beneath the world famous Canary Wharf towers, the ice rink will offer entertainment seven days a week. The adjacent Moose Bar will provide warm and welcoming refreshments for thirsty skaters including delicious mulled cider. The rink will be situated next to the new Park Pavilion in Canada Square, home to Canary Wharf’s newest bars and restaurants.

“Our skating and hospitality experience is among the best in London, and our rink is complemented by a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants, making for a delightful day or evening out for families, couples or even the whole office,” says Brian Jokat, Managing Director of the Canary Wharf Ice Rink.

Skating lessons for nervous beginners can be booked through the onsite box office from 14 November and skate hire will be provided at no additional cost. Around 4,000 local school children will also benefit from an eight-week skating lesson programme facilitated by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and provided in partnership with the Education Department and David Molloy of the School Sports Partnership.

The skating season runs until 21 February with the rink open between 9.45am and 11pm Monday to Saturday and 9.45am-7.30pm on Sundays.

Notes to Editors

Ticket details: Ticket prices:
Adults Daytime £10
Adults Evening £12
NUS Cardholders & OAP’s £9
Children (U12) £7.50
Family Ticket £32 (2 Adults & 2 Children/ 1 Adult & 3 Children)
Tickets to skate via box office/web site
0844 847 1556 or Group tickets 0844 847 1546

About Canary Wharf Group plc

CWG is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focused on the design, construction, leasing and management of Grade A office space and high-quality retail and leisure facilities on its 97 acre Estate in East London.

Over the past 20 years CWG has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business districts, constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space – more than any other company in London.

Canary Wharf is home to many of the world’s leading business organisations, including in the professional services, media, law, energy, financial services and transport sectors. It is also home to over 200 shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants including many of Britain’s leading brands.

The Estate includes 20 acres of landscaped parks and plazas. Canary Wharf hosts over 180 events a year and has one of the UK’s largest collections of public art.

As at 30 June 2009 the Canary Wharf Group investment portfolio was 97.7% let. The weighted average unexpired lease length was 16.9 years.

CWG was named one of the Sunday Times 60 Best Green Companies in the UK in 2009.

Canary Wharf is set for further expansion. In 2008, CWG signed agreements to commence work on the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and to continue work on a new European Headquarters for J.P. Morgan. KPMG, State Street and Fitch Ratings open new office buildings on the Estate in 2009 and 2010, bringing thousands of new workers to Canary Wharf on a daily basis. and