Do you want to brush up on your skating and skiing without leaving the city? From casual days to private lessons with experts, we’ve covered you.
London now offers a number of different skating options in some pretty spectacular locations. For those looking for a slice of history with their skates, the Tower of London, the Hampton Court, the Somerset Building and the Natural History Museum, all have an ice rink, with plenty of eateries and bars nearby to enjoy wine every year. For something a little more modern, the Ice Rink Canary Wharf offers an option under its glass roof protection, meaning you can enjoy whatever the weather is.
Skiing & snowboarding
Chel-Ski offers skiers and skiers the opportunity to hone their skills on their slopes. This indoor ski center has basically large treadmill, in which speed and slope can be adjusted according to the expertise of those on the slope at the time. For a full slope that’s in London, the Sandown Ski Center in Esher has an all-weather slope where you can ski by chance or sign up for lessons.
Ice hockey fans can head to Lee Valley Ice Center, home to London Raiders and Eastern Stars, while the beautiful Alexandra Palace hosts Haringey Huskies, and Streatham Redhawks represent South London. Most teams play on different levels of the England National Hockey League with tickets available for their belongings. Those who want to participate in the best play should go to the English Hockey Association to find their local club.
OK, so it is not quite in London, but the Aldwych Speed Club provides everyone from beginners to giving professionals the opportunity to improve their skills and exercise on the post. sing long and short of them. While not specific to speed skating, the Lee Valley Ice Center (mentioned above) offers skating lessons, from toddler classes to private sessions.
The simple answer is that anywhere with a hill once the snow has decided to fall enough to go outside and enjoy it, rather than the usual London brown mud. There are several parks and commons with wonderful hills that suddenly become ski slopes once covered in snow. Greenwich Park, Primrose Hill, Streatham Common, Brockwell Park, and Hampstead Heath are probably the group’s options.