It doesn't matter if you're more like Bambi than Torvill and Dean; ice-skating is a great way to keep fit while enjoying yourself, whatever your ability. Check out these fabulous places to skate, for all ages and abilities.

Ice rinks to enjoy all year round

Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff Bay

Whether you have never skated before or you're planning on competing in the next Winter Olympic Games, Ice Arena Wales offer courses to cater for all ages and levels. Alternatively, simply book onto a public skating session, hire some skates and free-style your way around the ice.

Located in the heart of Cardiff Bay it is a unique multipurpose venue with two ice rinks and seating for over 3,000 spectators. It is also home to the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team, who play in the British Elite Ice Hockey League, which is the top tier of ice hockey in the UK.

Two people skating across the ice.
A man and a child skating on the ice holding one of the child supports.

Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff

Deeside Ice Arena, Flintshire

Due to open in 2023. After being closed for two and a half years, the Olympic sized Deeside Ice Arena is gearing up to reopen this winter. Offering ice skating lessons for various age groups, skating aids, a rink side snack bar and even disco on ice. The arena is one of only two in Wales and is used as a celebrity training venue for ITV's Dancing on Ice.

Seasonal outdoor ice rinks

Swansea Waterfront Winterland

8 November - 8 January. 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.

ice skaters in covered outdoor rink with coloured lights
night time shot of winter wonderland fairground with toys in the foreground, people walking between amusements and a big wheel lit up in the background

Waterfront Wonderland, Swansea Bay, West Wales

Ice Rink and Walk, Cardiff Castle

12 November - early January. Cardiff's Winter Wonderland is back bigger and better than ever before. Cardiff Castle is home again to this hugely popular winter attraction - head to the covered ice rink and the magical 150m open-air ice walk for plenty of ice-skating fun.

big wheel lit up at night.
Cardiff sign lit up.
lit up signs and ornamental ice hockey sign.

Christmas in Cardiff

Winter Wonderland Ice Skating, Barry Island

November 2022 - February 2023. Set within the pleasure park, Winter Wonderland Ice Skating comes to Barry Island this year. Get your skates on for a festive swish around the ice and follow it up with a go on the rides. 

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