Magical Ice Rink Returns to The Eden Project for 2011

Take to the ice at the Eden Project’s Spectacular Rink.

The Eden Projects stunning ice rink is back this winter with a new glacial theme.

Skaters will find a winter wonderland with stunning light displays and sparkling icicles surrounding the new design ice rink.

As well as general skating sessions, there are special activities for all ages and abilities such as;

The Parent and Toddler session, where children under six play on the rink with lots of toys. These take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday morning.

Chilly Penguins is a skating session for six to 12-year-olds involving rinkraces, team games and prizes. These one-hour sessions take place every Sunday.

For those wanting to brush up on their pirouettes or just starting out, there are six-week skating courses suitable for a range of abilities. Start dates are November 5 and 9 and January 4 and 7 at £49 per adult and £39 per child.

Fora fun night out, skaters can bring a friend for free on two-for-one nights.

Experienced skaters only have a chance to ‘tear up’the ice in the Superskate sessions every Saturday at 8pm for £5.

For regular skaters, a season pass valid from October 22 until February 26 is £80 while a half-season pass from December 26 onwards is a great Christmas gift at £40.

The return of the ice rink coincides with Eden’s sparkling winter season.

Visitors can prepare for the festive period in the Hive of Activity by making delicious edible Christmas decorations and gifts in the Eden Bakery every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 11 until December18.
There’ll be a chance to brush up on baking skills as Eden’s master bakers demonstrate the art of the perfect mince pie, cookies and other festive treats.

On every evening Eden is open late from November 25 until December 30 there’ll be lantern parades, twinkling light displays, Cornish choirs, a giant Christmas tree and beautiful fire sculptures.

For photography fans there’ll be an exhibition of the rarely seen wonders of the natural world in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine, the exhibition showcases over 100 winning and commended photographs and is on exclusively at Eden from November 19 to January 15 as part of normal admission.

For a full list of times and dates from October 22 to February2012, go to http://www.edenproject.com/come-and-visit/whats-on/ice-skating.php

 

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