Lidl on Ice

Presented By: Unique Assembly

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Lidl on Ice 

In Partnership with Essential Edinburgh
West George St between Castle Street and Charlotte Square

Get your skates on and glide all the way up and down Edinburgh’s famous George St on the magnificent alpine ice rink, sponsored by Lidl GB, in partnership with Essential Edinburgh.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, no babes in arms. Children must be over 1.1m in height, or fit in the smallest size boot (children's size 8). We will have designated sessions for the wee ones. 
  • Each ice skating session starts on the hour, with 40 minutes on the ice 
  • Please arrive 20 minutes in advance of your time slot to get your skates on ahead of your session start time!
  • For safety reasons, you are not allowed to take photographs whilst on the ice. However, spectators can take photos from the viewing platforms around the rink
  • The minimum skate size boot on the rink is a children's size 8, and the maximum is an adult size 15
  • Skate hire is included in the price of your ticket, but you're also welcome to bring your own skates subject to suitability checks. (Please note: speed skates are not allowed.)
  • Skating aid penguins are available for younger children at an additional cost of £5. These can be pre-booked online or bought at the rink. Subject to availability. 
  • Wheelchair users are welcome on the rink in any session. For further information please contact [email protected]
  • The 20% EH postcode discount is applicable to Ice Skating at George Street.

Lidl on Ice FAQs
Ice Rink Rules


Special Sessions 

Toddler skating sessions: 
We invite families with particularly wee tots to join us at our Toddler sessions. Aimed for those 5 and under (or smaller than 1.2m) to skate with their families and to skate along with all the BEST kids Christmas tunes. Bob skates are available for the tiniest of feet. Junior skates start from kids size 8 (EU 25). Skating sessions will take place in designated slots throughout the season, select to book and the times and dates available will be there for you to browse through.
Toddler sessions are suitable for ages 3 and up.
All children must be accompanies by an adult.

Toddler sessions are available:
5 December: 13:00 
6 December: 13:00
12 December: 12:00 
13 December: 12:00 
17 December: 10:00
18 December: 10:00
24 December: 10:00


Accessible Sessions 

As part of our bid to build a more accessible Christmas for all, Edinburgh's Christmas are thrilled to introduce Relaxed Sessions for 2022.

Relaxed Sessions
We want everyone to be able to enjoy the magic of Christmas and the experience of ice skating, we have designated relaxed sessions that you can come along to. The relaxed sessions will be a lower capacity and there fore quieter sessions, we will have ambient lighting and sound with no flashing or moving lights. We will have additional Ice Marshals to assist anyone who needs a little extra help to feel confident with skating. These sessions are available to anyone who is neuro divergent or those with sensory processing difficulties. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Relaxed sessions are available:
7 December: 13:00 
14 December: 12:00
19 December: 10:00
20 December: 10:00
21 December: 10:00
22 December: 10:00
23 December: 10:00














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