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4 Must-Visit Ice Skating Rinks in Birmingham
Whether you enjoy figure skating, watching people skate, or taking in festive sights like Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market, this list of ice rinks has it all:
1. Ice Skate Birmingham
Consecutively voted Birmingham’s best outdoor ice skating rink, Ice Skate Birmingham has it all. Happily enclosed in Centenary Square (or Victoria Square), Ice Skate Birmingham remains unaffected by the ever-changing weather.
Centenary square’s ice rink also has an Ice Lounge and Bar where spectators and skaters can enjoy a hot drink, cookies, or festive food. You can also take in the twinkling fairy lights and festive sights from the Big Wheel, even on Christmas Eve.
You’ll have to book online or from the ticket kiosk. Tickets to the Big Wheel are only available at the venue.
Opening and Closing times: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, daily (including Christmas Eve and excluding Christmas day)
Prices: Adults: £9.50, Children (12 and under): £7.50
Nearest public transport:
Bus: The Bromsgrove Stop (1-minute walk)
Train: Moor Street Station (11-minute walk) and New Street Station (43-minute walk)
Nearby attractions: Hungry after the big wheel? Try the festive food and drink at the acclaimed Frankfurt Christmas Market in December.
2. Digbeth Ice Rink
The Digbeth Ice Rink in Luna Springs, Birmingham City, is one of the nicest spots to skate in — thanks to the pretty fairy lights and disco balls!
You can skate at this open-air ice rink with family or friends. You can also book the whole rink for a special event like a birthday party, anniversary, corporate event, and more.
Address: Luna Springs, Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham B9,4AG, England.
Phone: +44 121 663 6293
Opening and Closing Times: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM-10:00 PM, Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Prices: Adult: £9.50, Child: £7.50
Nearest Public Transport:
Bus: The Oxford St stop (3-minute walk)
Train: The Birmingham Moor Street Station (8-minute walk)
Nearby Attractions: Eastside City Park
3. Planet Ice – Solihull
The Solihull Ice Rink has an impressive variety of ice-based lessons and fun activities. This includes speed skating, figure skating, ice dancing, and ice hockey. So, if you’re a person who adores activities like these, the Solihull Ice Rink is for you!
Fun Fact: Planet Ice Solihull is one of the many phenomenal Planet Ice venues nationwide. We also recommend Planet Ice Coventry for a great skate!
Address: Planet Ice Solihull, Hobs Moat Road, Sheldon, B92 8JN, England
Phone: +44 121 742 5561
Opening and Closing Times: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6:00 AM-1:00 PM and 3:45 PM-5:15 PM, Tuesday: 9:00AM-1:00 PM and 3:45PM-5:15 PM, Friday: 6:00AM-1:00 PM and 3:45PM-10:00 PM, Saturday: 6:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM- 8:15 PM
Prices: Adult: £12.70, Children: Under 4 years: £3.00; 4-15 years: £12.70
Nearest Public Transport:
Bus: Melton Avenue (3 minutes) or Colesburn Road (6 minutes).
Train: Spring Road Station (27 minutes)
Nearby Attractions: Brueton Park Lake
4. Winter Funland NEC Midlands – Birmingham
Hosted in both Birmingham (and Manchester), the Winter Funland indoor theme park and rink offers visitors the chance to experience the timeless Birmingham city skyline in a festive atmosphere.
This theme park has an indoor ice rink where you can skate to your heart’s desire. Head to this winter wonderland for the best festive fun in the West Midlands.
Address: National Exhibition Centre, Halls, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PA, United Kingdom
Opening and Closing Times: 10:30 AM onwards, from December to June (including Christmas Day)
Prices: Adults: £18.50 + £1.50 booking fee, Child (Under 3 years): Free entry
Nearest Public Transport:
Bus: Trinity Park (8-minute walk) and Morris Way Station bus stop (11-minute walk)
Train: Avanti West Coast, Transport Wales and the West Midlands Railway
Nearby Attractions: The Bear Grylls Adventure
Note: Every ice skating rink venue on this list has skating aid facilities at an additional fee. Some also offer ice skating lessons. Skaters can pre-book a skating aid or lessons to avoid disappointment.
3 Incredible Ice Skating Rinks Outside of Birmingham
If you’re outside Birmingham, check out these other wonderful ice skating rinks:
1. Telford Ice Rink
The Telford ice skating rink is home to the Telford Tigers. So, if you’re a person who loves to skate, you can take a spin on the same ice as the pros!
Address: International way, Telford TF3 4JQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1952 382650
2. Warwick Castle Ice Rink
Warwick Castle offers all visitors a lot of festive fun in the winter months, including the perfect ice rink for a scenic skate.
Address: Warwick Castle, Castle Ln, Warwick CV34 4QU, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1926 406610
3. Royal Pavilion Ice Rink
Royal Pavilion is a beautiful ice rink open to the public in the winter months.
Address: 4-5 Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN1 1EE, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1903 212869
Here’s a word of caution: don’t get confused by these skate rinks in the US while looking up on the internet:
- Railroad Park Ice Rink – this is in Birmingham, Alabama
- The Rink At Rockefeller Center, which is in New York