City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

St Andrew Square Ice Rink

St Andrew Square Ice Rink
St Andrew Square
Edinburgh EH2
St Andrew Square ice rink at Christmas
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
New Town, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0844 545 8252

The St Andrew Square ice rink is less a "rink" and more of an imperfect donut shaped ice track around the towering Melville Monument in the famous New Town square.

The "elliptical" ice rink is a temporary winter rink that is open to the public from 10am to 9.45pm from 18 November to 7th January, during Edinburgh's Christmas festival.


Tickets are from £9 to £12.50 (£5 to £8 for concessions) for around half-an-hour slots depending on the time that you go. Book tickets at official site (above).

Skate hire is included in the price of your ticket.

You need to book ahead and are advised to arrive 20 minutes in advance of your time slot to get your skates on.

Children under 11 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Bags are not permitted onto the rink. There is a cloakroom available for storing stuff during your skating session.

Wheelchair users are welcome on the rink.

For safety reasons, you are not allowed to take photographs whilst on the ice. Spectators can take photos from the viewing platforms around the rink.

The minimum skate size boot on the rink is a children's size 9, and the maximum is an adult size 13.

Double-bladed skates are available for the tiniest feet, as well as skating aids for younger children at an additional cost when you arrive.

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