Ireland is rolling out the ice rinks once again this year with Galway Bay on Ice this 2011 season. From November 27th, 2011, to January 9th, 2012, the ice rink will be open to the public. Choose from one of the many fine hotels in Galway and enjoy the Christmas season with the entire family.
Every year, Galway transforms the famous Spanish Arch in Ireland into a winter wonderland for guests of all ages. The arch is turned into a massive 700 meter ice rink, becoming the premier Christmas attraction in Galway for both young and old. Not only does the Galway Bay on Ice provide fun to the general public, but it is able to be rented out for private events, such as birthday or Christmas parties. Galway Bay on Ice also provides catering for private events such as these. It is open seven days per week with limited hours, located right on the tip of Nimo’s Pier in Galway. This is held in the historic “Claddagh” of the city, drawing hundreds of visitors every single day. The Galway Bay on Ice skating rink sits on the edge of the marketplace, where the Corrib River connects with the frigid Atlantic Ocean. It creates the perfect wintery atmosphere for Christmastime occasions.
Besides the ice skating rink, there are plenty of activities and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy, as well. Games, live music and shopping are just a few of the ways to enjoy the rink. Those who are under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 1 are free of charge, and those who are eighteen or older must all adhere to the basic adult pricing fees. However, students can apply for discounts at the ticket booth and Ticketmaster online. Don’t miss this Winter extravaganza!