Christmas Ice Skating Hampshire 2023

Ice skating is such a Christmas tradition and something we love to do as a family over the festive season. Each year more ice skating  rinks appear, adding to the festive spirit and making an ice skating experience accessible for many more people.

Ice skating at Christmas

We love going ice skating as part of a festive day out. After a day of Christmas shopping, when we’re at a Christmas market, after a trip to see Father Christmas or alongside Christmas events. It’s a great activity and something that we always enjoy, especially if we get to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate afterwards.

So I thought it would be nice to put together all the places you can ice skate this Christmas across Hampshire. It makes a nice change to go ice skating locally rather than venturing into London for the likes of Winter Wonderland or Somerset House. 

Many of the outside rinks have viewing spaces that are dog friendly, so your dog could accompany you to the side of the ice rink where you can watch everyone enjoying their time on the ice. 

Christmas Ice Skating in Hampshire

Westquay on Ice – Harbour Parade, Southampton SO15 1FQ

Southampton’s premium ice skating experience is back this year and suitable for both beginners and professionals.  Bring in the festive cheer with Southampton’s favourite one of a kind ice skating experience. Right outside the Westquay shopping centres, ice skate after seeing Santa or as part of a night out.

When: Until Sunday 7th January 2024

Cost: Adult from £14, child from £12, family tickets from £46 plus booking fees.

Find out more here

You can read our review of Westquay on Ice here

Portsmouth on Ice – Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB

Get your skates on this festive season, when Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square is transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to a real ice rink. 

When: 25th November 2023 to 7th January 2024

Cost: Adult from £13, child from £11, family tickets from £40.

Find out more here

All year round ice rinks in Hampshire

Sadly, Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink doesn’t seem to be happening this year but we hope it comes back to Winchester Christmas Market in the future. 

I hope that’s given you some inspiration for ice skating this Christmas. If you’re looking for more festive day out ideas, these articles should help:


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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