Glasgow’s much-loved winter festival, Elfingrove, has returned for 2021 and it’s expected to be a big one. Itison will be bringing the country’s largest outdoor ice rink to the city for the festive season.
Described as “an ice-skating experience to rival the great cities of the world” such as New York’s Rockefeller Centre and Vienna’s Ice World, visitors can skate on a huge ice rink against the stunning setting of Elfingrove taking place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Here you can enjoy a starry night and stunning light show set against the fully illuminated museum whilst gliding across the ice.
The Elfingrove ice rink is fully covered with a see-through roof to marvel at the stunningly lit museum as well as an unbelievable light display during the festive period. Plus, during your 60-minute experience, visitors can take a pit stop and cosy up with hot chocolate and mallows at Elfingrove’s Mallow Café and do multiple laps of the bespoke ice rink track.
And that’s not all. They’ll also be festive food and drink such as pigs in blankets, fondue and candy cane cocktails in an epic covered bar area, The Candy Bar. Plus, this year’s Elfingrove marks the return of the legendary Silent Snow Disco, where you can sing, dance and get into the Christmas spirit as snow falls around you.
Oli Norman, Elfingrove Creator and CEO of itison, said: “From Rockefeller Centre in New York to Ice World in Vienna, I’ve skated some of the world’s most iconic rinks. To create our own at Kelvingrove Museum to rival those great cities is a real honour.”
Running from December 2 to January 4 (excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), with time slots every hour between 12pm and 9pm, Elfingrove will transform the banks of the River Kelvin and the magnificent building of Kelvingrove into an immersive experience suitable for all ages. Ice Experience tickets are now on sale and can be bought exclusively on the Elfingrove website here.
Tickets start from £8 for children and £14 for adults, if looking to purchase tickets for Elfingrove between December 26 and January 4, these will go on sale from 7.30am on December 9.