Ice rinks 2013 in the Midlands
Birmingham's outdoor ice rink 2013Birmingham's only outdoor rink can be found at Centenary Square in the city centre. The 600-square-meter ice rink is close by to the Frankfurt Christmas market and promises to be a fun and festive family day out.
When? 16th November 2013 - 5th January 2014 (closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Open from 10am - 10pm. See the website below for session times.
How much? £7 - £9 for adults, £6 - £8 for children under 12 and £22 - £30 for a family ticket, depending on times.
Where? Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA.
How to book: Visit winterskate.co.uk
Nottingham's outdoor ice rink 2013Nottingham's Market Square outdoor ice rink is making a return this year in 2013. You can also do a spot of Christmas shopping in the Winter Wonderland market surrounding the rink.
When? 21st November 2013 - 4th January 2014 (closed on Christmas Day and New Year). Open daily from 10am - 11pm.
How much? £8.50 for adults, £6.50 for under 12s and £25 for a family pass.
Where? Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1
How to book: Book online to save 10% at nottinghamwinterwonderland.co.uk
Nottingham's indoor ice rink 2013The National Ice Centre will be putting up a giant Christmas tree this year so you can take the family skating during the festive season come snow or shine. You can also enjoy some seasonal food and drink in the ice rink's cafe.
When? 30th November 2013 - 5th January 2014 (closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day). See the website below for session times.
How much? Ticket prices vary from £2.50 - £31.
Where? National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
How to book: Visit capitalfmarena.com
Ice rinks 2013 in Wales
Cardiff's ice rink 2013Whether you're an experienced skater or a complete beginner, a visit to the Admiral Open Air Ice Rink (pictured) at Cardiff's Winter Wonderland is a must this winter. When you've finished skating you can wander around the German Christmas market and let the kids have a go on the traditional rides and the 60m tall Star Ride if they're brave enough.
When? 14th November 2013 - 5th January 2014. See the website below for session times.
How much? £9 for adults, £6 - £7.50 for children under 16 and £7.50 for concessions.
Where? City Hall Lawn, Civic Centre, CF10 3ND.
How to book: Visit cardiffswinterwonderland.com
Swansea's ice rink 2013At Swansea's Waterfront Wonderland this year, you can take the family to skate on one of 2 ice rinks, surrounded by Santa's grotto, festive fun fair rides and the Sky Ride too.
When? 15th November 2013 - 5th January 2014 (closed on Christmas Day). See the website below for session times.
How much? £5.50 - £7 for adults, £5.50 for children under 16 and £6.50 for concessions.
Where? Waterfront Winterland, Museum Park, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3RD.
How to book: Visit swanseachristmas.com