It doesn't matter if you're more like Torvill and Dean or Bambi; ice-skating is a fun way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit, whatever your ability. Check out these fab places to skate for all ages.
Cardiff Winter Wonderland
Nov - Jan . City Hall lawn transforms into Cardiff's annual Winter Wonderland. Visitors will be able to skate throughout the festive season, closing only on Christmas Day. Along with the rink, there'll be fairground rides and the Alpine Village, so you won't be short of tasty treats and things to do. If you have time, check out the Christmas Market along The Hayes, too.
Swansea Waterfront Wonderland
Nov - Jan. Waterfront Winterland brings festive frolics to Swansea city centre. The alpine cabins and funfair attractions have moved in to Museum Park by the National Waterfront Museum, not to mention a big all-ages ice rink and a smaller children-only ice rink. Partner your visit to the site with some Christmas shopping in The Quadrant shopping centre or on Oxford Street.
Bargoed ice rink
Nov. For five days in this November, you can ice skate at Bargoed's pop-up ice rink. Morrisons' underground car park is transformed into a rink, where members of the public can skate for half an hour at a time between 10am and 7pm.
Celtic Manor - The Great Skate
Nov - Jan.The rooftop garden at this upscale golf and country resort near Newport has had a seasonal makeover. This year the Celtic Manor is home to a big undercover ice rink. The roof is clear, so you can skate outside without being rained on yet still see the wintery sky. Surrounding the rink is the Ice Kingdom, where you can buy warming drinks and giant sausages from the Bratwurst Hut. Head down after dark for a more grown-up atmosphere.
Carmarthen Winter Wonderland
Nov - Jan. Carmarthen Winter Wonderland will return this year to Carmarthen Park , SA31 3AX. Undercover Magical Ice Rink, Heated Ti-pi Bar and Coffee Lounge, Festive Fun Fair, Santa’s Grotto & Workshop Experience, Street Food, Christmas Gift Shops, and New For 2019 is Wales Only ‘ICE BAR’ Experience
Caerphilly Castle Ice Rink
Dec - Jan. Caerphilly Castle Ice Rink returns bigger and better this year. Caerphilly Castle will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, where guests can enjoy outdoor skating on a real ice rink, indulge in treats from a pop-up cafe and visits from Father Christmas are also planned. Skate sessions, within the walls of Wales’ largest castle, are open Wednesdays to Sundays.