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“A great place to skate”

Somerset House Ice Rink
Reviewed January 3, 2013

It's become a Christmas-time tradition for my daughter and I to ice skate at Somerset House, open air, rink - we've always enjoyed ourselves. The rink always looks so lovely (especially when it gets dark) - a large, well decorated tree at one end, coloured lights illuminating the ice and framed on all sides by Somerset House itself -a very attractive building. Music plays to add to the atmosphere.
The rink itself is a good size and there is a separate learner area for small children complete with 'pushalong penguins' to help give small folk steady support and confidence.
The event always seems well organised. Skating sessions last for one hour (not including time taken to change into or out of skates). It's a popular venue - we booked online in advance.
There is a bag storage facility ( £1 for 2 items I believe), a rink side cafe and plenty of toilets (down the steps behind the rear of the rink).
We look forward to returning in 2013.

Thank flutefairy
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

very festive atmosphere, comfy boots, good size rink. Definitely worth a visit at christmas time to get you in the mood.

Thank ALISON M
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Brilliant - very well organised. Booked online and arrived early so looked at shops in main building. Wonderful setting. Lovely morning. Rink cleaned after session - very professional

Thank Caroline1999
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Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Thoroughly lovely experience. It was in beautiful surroundings with great facilities. Good access to toilets which was essential with 3 children! Staff efficient and friendly. Our youngest only lasted half an hour and one of the members of staff helped him skate off the ice which we couldn't do as we weren't stable enough ourselves.
Will definitely book again for next year.

Thank rainbow2012
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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Nice skate rink in a perfect and beautiful location, what more can I ask for.
The only thing getting in the way of this was looking at me trying to skate
Loved it and had a great time

Thank BOWAB
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