Christmas on Ice in Northern Ireland!

Further to an recent enquiry about Christmas Ice Rinks this year I have done some investigating and found the following for those of you looking for some fun on two blades!! (search is ongoing!)


CARRICK harbour will be transformed over the coming months into a ‘winter wonderland’ with the opening of an ice skating rink.
The ice rink will open for business in the car park adjacent to Carrickfergus Castle on Saturday 29 October and remain open over the Christmas period until 7 January. The facility will use real ice and not synthetic ice common to other outdoor ice skating venues. The attraction is expected to draw thousands of people to Carrickfergus this winter.
The temporary ice rink will measure 600 square metres and will be covered by a massive marquee spanning almost half an acre. From the end of November a continental market will also open in the harbour car park and a ‘Santa’s grotto’ will be set up inside the marquee.

Source  : Carrick Advertiser – click HERE to read the full article.


Friday 2nd December to Sunday 4th December.

As part of the Christmas Festival  synthetic ice rink will be operational throughout the weekend (skates provided). Santa, followed by a merry band of helpers, will parade through the town to his grotto where he will be available to meet the children. Shops will be open late and stalls will be in place to add to the festive atmosphere.

Fri 2pm onwards.  Admission: Free (small charge for skating)

Source : Ards Borough Council – click HERE to skip to their website.


Fairhill have an extra special treat in store for you and the kids this Christmas!! From Saturday 10th – Friday 23rd of December Fairhill will be bringing you your very own indoor ice rink! What better way to celebrate Christmas and get into the festive spirit? Click HERE so see the information as listed on the Fairhill Shopping Centre Website.

Thanks to Tina Gough for sending us this one:



Welcome to our fun filled Christmas On Ice!

You probably already know the Lisburn Leisure Park, for it’s great Restaurants, Omniplex Cinema, Laserforce Lisburn & Swimming Pool.
Well if that’s not enough, why not join us this Christmas Holiday for Ice Skating & Water Ball?

At Christmas On Ice, we offer fun for all the family; with our high quality 2500 sq foot fully enclosed Synthetic ice rink, we guarantee full functionality and perfect skating conditions each and every time whatever the weather.

Water Ball; Mad new activity, get In an Water-tight “Zorb”like ball & walk, roll or run on water “great fun for kids of all ages”

Plus Santa’s Grotto, for the little ones.

Skate & Dine Or Waterball & Dine with our partner restaurant Ed’s Bar & Grill & receive ½ price Adult Skating or Water Ball.
Check out their great menu’s & offers at