Scotland’s Biggest Ice Rink Is Coming To Glasgow This Christmas

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


However, the Elfin Trail will not take place this year.

Organisers of much-loved winter festival, Elfingrove, recently announced that it would be making a return for 2021 and it’s expected to be a big one. Itison will be bringing the country’s largest outdoor ice rink to Glasgow for the festive season.

Described as “an ice-skating experience to rival the great cities of the 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 whilst gliding across across the ice situated on a purpose designed track around the front of the museum.

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 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 in an epic covered bar area and the return of the legendary Silent Snow Disco, where you can sing, dance and get into the Christmas spirit as snow falls around you.

However, Elfingrove did also plan to host the Elfin Trail where you can step into a world of fantasy and adventure, but this is having to be postponed due to deteriorations in the global and local supply chain. The trail planned to take guests on a “walk of wonder” down by the River Elfin through Kelvingrove Park to see seven incredible creatures brought to life as you journey to the Kingdom of Elfingrove.

Oli Norman, Elfingrove creator and itison CEO, said: “We’re so excited to be creating the ice experience that Glasgow deserves this Christmas and putting us on the map with the greatest cities around the world. We’re busy finalising all the details and can’t wait to show you everything we’ve got in store.

“Unfortunately, today [October 4] we had to take the difficult decision to postpone the Elfin Trail for 2021. In the short few weeks since announcing our magical trail, the global and local supply chain has become increasingly difficult and deteriorated beyond any of our predictions.  It is really disappointing but the right decision with everything going on out with our control and means we can focus on delivering the most epic ice experience Glasgow has had in years.”

Set to run from December 2-24, Elfingrove will transform the banks of the River Kelvin and the magnificent building of Kelvingrove into an immersive experience suitable for all ages. Early bird Ice Experience tickets are will go on sale on October 6 at 7.30am, exclusively on the Elfingrove website here so get your alarms set. Tickets start from £8 for children and £16 for adults.

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