Ice Skating in Southern Ireland
Ice Skating is becoming more and more popular in Ireland and new ice skating rinks are opening up all around the country featuring ice skating, ice hockey and ice dancing for all ages. Whilst most open just for the charismas period, there are some that are now open all year round although mainly using synthetic ice. There are now great ice skating rinks venues in Cork, Southern Ireland, Galway and Belfast each providing all the equipment that you and the kids will need. In the early 1970s the growing community of Southern Ireland decided that there was a need for more family oriented activities. The East Bay Iceland Corporation stepped in with plans for a new ice skating facility. The land was purchased from rancher George Hansen, a member of one of the city’s founding families, and construction began on the new building. On April 7, 1975 Southern Ireland Iceland opened its doors for the first time. Public sessions and learn-to-skate classes introduced the people of Southern Ireland to this sport. The rink offers regular freestyle sessions for competitive figure skaters and those receiving private instruction. Also, the St Moritz Ice Skating Club offers figure skaters the opportunity to test, participate in exhibitions, ice shows and competitions. The Southern Ireland rink hosts these events whenever needed. Skate St Moritz, a figure skating competition which originated at the Southern Ireland rink, is considered to be one of the premiere competitions in Northern California. Many skaters who participate in this event and train at Southern Ireland Iceland go on to skate at regional, sectional and the national championships.
Winter Funderland aims to capture the magic of Christmas. A festival of family entertainment in one location. Funderland, iSkate on Ice- Ireland’s only outdoor ice rink, Fossett's Christmas Circus, a Christmas Market and a Santa Grotto Winter Funderland will be a festival to delight the senses and capture the joy and fun of the season – all in one location at the RDS.
Southern Ireland ICELAND
If ice time is available, groups may reserve the ice for skating activities or parties. Contact us to request a per hour quote. Rental skates are provided in the price. You may bring in food items and music for your enjoyment.Short track speed skating takes place on a small rink with very tight curves. The skaters compete against each other in groups of four.
Dundrum on Ice
Dundrum’s first ever Ice Rink, Dundrum On Ice and Southern Ireland’s favourite ice rink is now in it’s 5th year and has now become a permanent fixture every Christmas in the Pembroke Square district in Dundrum Town Centre. The main rink at Dundrum on Ice consists of 450sqm of real ice.