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To get you in the Christmas cheer here’s a list of the best ice skating rinks for the holidays.

To get you in the Christmas cheer – we will take you on an ice skating tour around the world. So lace up those skates and check out these amazing skating rinks that ended up in our top 6 🙂

1. Amsterdam, Museumplein

It is the ideal place to enjoy some typical Dutch wintertime fun. Head along for a spot of skating or simply to watch the action and take in the great atmosphere. Located next to the skating rink is a charming wooden chalet offering a range of delicious Dutch and international dishes.

2. London, Somerset House

Over the holiday season (November through to January) Somerset House’s courtyard plays host to its popular skating rink. After dark, the ice surface turns into the capital’s hottest club.

3. Wiener Eistraum, Vienna

The Vienna Ice Dream’s magical setting makes you’ll feel like you’re gliding through a fairytale. Below the gothic spires of Vienna’s Rathhus (city hall), the icy landscape stretches over 7,000+ square metres.

4. Rideau Canal, Ottawa

According to Guinness World Records, the Rideau Canal is the world’s largest naturally frozen ice rink is in Canada’s backyard. Ottawa boasts an ice surface that’s the equivalent to 90 Olympic-sized ice skating rinks. Say what?

5. Wollman Rink, New York City

The Trump Rink also known as the Wollman Rink – sits nestled within the south side of Manhattan’s beloved oasis (enter from Central Park South and 6th Avenue) for some ice skating.

6. Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies

For a truly spectacular skating experience, you must try the iconic Lake Louise. While skating immerse yourself in the natural beauty of your surroundings.