Elfingrove is set to become the UK’s biggest ice rink this Christmas when it returns to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on November 24, with a month-long run of skating under the stars.
Super Earlybird tickets go on-sale on the September 29 at 7.30am exclusively on www.itison.com, starting from as little as £8 for kids and £10 for adults.
Events company itison is investing over £2m and creating 150 jobs to bring its bespoke, fully covered rink back to the city’s West End, promising it will be bigger, snowier and glowier with a bigger rink, the UK’s first ever Snow Wheel, Skate Side Dining, the Apres Skate Bar, Candyland, a dedicated toddler rink for the wee ones and the chance to skate with Santa.
Oli Norman, creator of Elfingrove and itison CEO, said: “Last year over 100,000 people came along to Elfingrove – this year we’re going even bigger creating a larger rink and amazing new ways to enjoy Elfingrove with our Snow Wheel and Skate Side Dining. And with the cost of living being a very real thing, we wanted to make sure it’s as accessible for as many people as possible with tickets starting as low as £8 to skate.”
What’s new this year?
Snow Wheel – a new way to enjoy Elfingrove from the air as snow falls around you and Christmas tunes fill the air
Toddler rink - a small dedicated toddler rink off the main ice rink where under 5s can slide and glide wearing bobskates, while safely accompanied by an adult
Skate Side Dining – a one of a kind restaurant overlooking the ice where you can book the best seat in the house
Candyland and the Silent Snow Disco – the sweetest spot in town for the ultimate sugar rush with all things candy, candy floss and candy canes plus home to the Silent Snow Disco
Apres Skate Bar – a chilled out bar where you can grab a bite to eat choosing from street food favs with a festive twist, including piping hot grilled cheeses oozing with brie, gourmet hot dogs loaded with pulled turkey, and festive fries with pigs and blankets – plus loads of great options for veggies and vegans.
Special skate sessions
Skate School – 40 minutes skate lessons for small groups guided by expert instructors for anyone who is more Bambi on Ice than Dancing on Ice
Skate with Santa – Meet Santa and his elves on the ice at Elfingrove in very special skate sessions for big and little believers to meet the big guy
Relaxed sessions – quiet sessions for autistic people and anyone with special or complex needs to enjoy a quieter Elfingrove experience where sound and light will be adjusted to a more ambient level alongside a reduced capacity
How much are tickets?
Super Earlybird -£8 child | £10 adult - (24th Nov – 2nd Dec)
Off Peak - £12 child | £16 adult (3 – 9th Dec, 12th – 16th Dec)
Peak - £14 child | £18 adult - (10th – 11th Dec, 17th – 24th Dec)
Snow Wheel: £5 child/£6 adult
Toddler Rink: £6 payable on the day
Relaxed Sessions: from £8 for children and from £10 for adults
Skate With Santa: £4 extra child | £2 extra adult
Skate School: £15 child | £25 adult