Winter is just around the corner and, yes, that means skating, parties, hot chocolate, mulled wine and wood fired pizza at Bath on Ice! Bath on Ice will open this year on Friday 16th November with its biggest ever ice rink. This year's rink will be a whopping 1000 square metres, providing more space than ever for the visitors and residents of Bath to skate and have fun this Christmas. The increase in size (a massive 39% increase from last year) has been in the planning for a number of years and the Bath on Ice Team are delighted to announce it for 2018. The extra skating space will be made all the more enjoyable with the news that new, more comfy lace-up boots will also be available to hire.

Bath on Ice's magical Glow in the Dark Mini-golf will also be returning this Christmas, with the 18-hole course lit up in full splendour once again. With glow in the dark balls, mist and atmospheric lighting, families and friends can challenge each other to a festive game amongst beautifully lit surroundings within Victoria Park.

And finally, after a twirl on the ice and a round of festive mini-golf, skaters will be able to retreat to the warm comforting glow of the Moguls Alpine Bar. With hot mulled wine, wood fired pizzas, deluxe hot chocolates, log burners, warm rugs and a range of beers and wines, the Moguls Alpine Bar is back again! Parties, families and groups of friends will once again be able to enjoy the après-ski surroundings for which Bath on Ice has become famous. Pop open a bottle of prosecco and celebrate the festive period!

With only a few weeks to go before the big opening, the Bath on Ice Team have been busy preparing. Director Simon Smith commented, “we make improvements year on year and we're really excited about Christmas 2018. It will be our biggest rink yet and we hope everyone enjoys all that extra ice. Every year we love seeing families and friends come together to have fun and this year will be no exception. With loads of space to skate, comfy new skate boots, new skate aids, glow in the dark mini-golf and a wonderful selection of food and drink at the Moguls Alpine Bar, it will be an amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming everyone back for skating and hot chocolate!”