5 Ice Skating Rinks to Check Out This Christmas

Glide and spin your way to a magical time at these popular winter wonderlands.

Photo: Somerset House

1. Somerset House, London

From now until January 14, 2018, London’s most beautiful ice rink will welcome visitors looking to spend a fun-filled winter’s day with their loved ones. New this year is Skate Lates, a specially curated program of music nights, especially for those looking to skate from dawn until dusk.

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Photo: Grand Hyatt Seoul

2. Grand Hyatt Seoul, Seoul

An outdoor pool during summer and an ice skating rink during winter, this is possibly the most stunning outdoor ice skating rink in South Korea. As a popular set for multiple films and dramas, this rink is a hot spot for couples and families alike thanks to its festive programs and skating lessons.

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Photo: Rockefeller Center

3. Rockefeller Center, New York

When in New York, skating in Rockefeller Center is a time-honored tradition for both visitors and locals. While the rink is small and can only accommodate 150 guests at any one time, gliding underneath the glittering Christmas tree is certainly an experience worth the wait.

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Photo: Amsterdam Museum Square

4. Amsterdam Museum Square, Amsterdam

To soak in the festive spirit, the Amsterdam Museum Square is the place to be. From December 17 until December 30, the pond here transforms into a popular ice rink where visitors can rent skates and enjoy popular winter sports. Other highlights include a Christmas Village with seasonal treats like mulled wine and sausages.

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5. Art Rink, Yokohama

For a truly atmospheric ice skating experience in Yokohama this Christmas, make a beeline for the Art Rink in Akarenga. The rink is located at the old Red Brick Warehouse, which offers gorgeous harbor views of Yokohama Bay. Each year, selected artists are also invited to use the rink as a canvas for their art.

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