Festive Christmas ice-skating in Yorkshire – there are few things more Christmassy that ice skating round a beautifully lit Christmas tree with Christmas tunes playing in the background and a promise of hot chocolate to come!
Here is my list of ice skating venues in Yorkshire at Christmas. I shall update the list as venues release more information, but to give you an idea of which places have hosted ice skating over the last couple of years. Do click through to the venue to get the most up to date information.9
Also have a look at our Christmas events in Yorkshire post.
Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park
The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park has lots going on as well as their real ice rink, including their illuminated maze and Enchanted Forest. Areas are priced separately so you can do as much or as little as you like –
Keen to try some winter sports at Stockeld Park? Whiz around the ice-skating rink or try your hand at Nordic skiing. The 630 square meter ice rink is covered from the elements so allows for festive fun snow or shine. The ice rink is conveniently located near the café so treat yourself to a warm hot chocolate after skating around.
Enjoy the Enchanted Forest on skis with the cross-country skiing Nordic trail. The 1.2km ski route weaves through the Enchanted Forest, is suitable for age 6 and above and is open all day. The ideal family activity for both kids and kids at heart!
White Rose Shopping Centre
Harrogate Destination Christmas
Back bigger and better for 2022, Destination Christmas will, for the first time, feature an outdoor ice skating rink in Harrogate’s picturesque Crescent Gardens, together with an apres ski bar for seasonal treats and refreshments – making it the perfect place to meet up with friends and family, take the kids for a special treat, or even enjoy a cosy Christmas date with someone special.
Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland
As well as the fabulous ice rink at Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland in York, there is a large vintage funfair and you can even visit Santa. Beside the rink is PapaKitchen, the new Alpine-themed café a cosy place with rustic wooden tables and benches complete with comforting furs and the warming scent of Glühwein.
William’s Den, North Cave, East Yorkshire
William’s Den had a fantastic Christmas offering last year with a lovely ice rink and so many Christmas trees! They have yet to announce plans for this year but I imagine it will be something similar. Also have a look at our review of William’s Den from over the summer.
We have reviewed William’s Den Ice Skating here.
Flemingate Centre in Beverley
Flemingate has yet to announce their Christmas plans for 2022.
Beverley’s Flemingate centre is hosting an eco-friendly skating rink for the season of goodwill. Surrounded by Flemingate’s sparkling Christmas lights, the rink will be open from Saturday, November 30, to Sunday, January 5, with a skating session costing just £5 for 45 minutes, including skate hire.
The 10m x 10m rink is synthetic, meaning skaters can enjoy all the benefits of ice skating but without a cold, wet and slushy surface. The synthetic rink doesn’t need electricity or water to maintain an ice-like surface. It can remain outside in any temperature.
Click to find out what’s on at Flemingate
Lotherton Christmas Experience
Lotherton have had their own ice rink in the past. Not sure whether this is happening for 2022 as yet.
Get set to step into Christmas as Yorkshire family attraction, Lotherton, has revealed icy plans for its magical Christmas Experience and launched its sought-after tickets. With the region set to experience a wave of early Christmas cheer,
Lotherton is skating ahead of the competition with the addition of a very special ice-rink to this year’s festive experience. Families can enjoy a festive day out like no other, embarking on adventures with fairies, elves and Santa himself.
See our review of Lotherton Christmas Experience here.