The "elliptical" ice rink is a temporary winter rink that is open to the public during Edinburgh's Christmas festival from 16 November 2018 to 5th January 2019. The rink is open at various times between 10.15am and 10pm, and occasionally runs as late as 11pm on Friday and Saturdays (e.g. the Winter Solstice) in the famous New Town square.
Ice Rink Tickets 2018
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. Family tickets are £20 to £35. Sessions at less busy times earlier in the day are cheaper. Book tickets at the official site (above) and collect at the box office for no added charge or pay £3 for standard delivery.
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, no babes in arms.
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.