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Dave Henniker
November 26th, 2006, 07:46 AM
For the past few years, Scotland's capital city has had an open air ice rink as part of the Winter Wonderland festivities. It's just opened this year and Jane and I skated there for the first time yesterday.

The setting is quite magnificent in Princes Street Gardens, overlooked by a large ferris wheel, the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle. More details at the bottom of this page:
http://www.henniker.org.uk/html/personal_skating.htm

regards, Dave.

oldiesk8er
November 26th, 2006, 06:25 PM
If you can't find Edinburgh's open air ice rink you can always try Glasgow's open air ice rink!!

online inline
November 26th, 2006, 07:08 PM
That's really neat. So they can keep the ice frozen even though it looks much warmer outside?
If we had something like that wjhere i live, i'd be there in a heartbeat.
BTW, Edinborogh was absolutely beautiful when we visited several years back. I remeber the tours of the Castle and Palace, but am hard pressed to remeber their names at this point.

fablemaker2
November 26th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Anyone that went to the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY must have gone to North Pole, NY. The "north pole" is frozen, even in July!

oldiesk8er
November 27th, 2006, 09:13 AM
That's really neat. So they can keep the ice frozen even though it looks much warmer outside?
If we had something like that wjhere i live, i'd be there in a heartbeat.
BTW, Edinborogh was absolutely beautiful when we visited several years back. I remeber the tours of the Castle and Palace, but am hard pressed to remeber their names at this point.

Next time you come to visit the small country add Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery to your list of places to see, just newly opened after a multi million pound refurbishment currently Scotland's most popular visitor attraction and best of all entry is FREE!! See more in www.glasgowmuseums.com

KeLLy
November 29th, 2006, 09:57 AM
We have an open air ice rink to, in the center of town, with lots of temproraly shops round it (yes including warm gluewhine).
It's there for the christmas season.

Now i wish it would freeze really hard so all water in Bruges turnes to ice :).
You can then skate around the city :) (will never happen tho... global warming and all)

TimeKeeper_CYMRU
December 27th, 2006, 08:22 AM
That's really neat. So they can keep the ice frozen even though it looks much warmer outside?
If we had something like that wjhere i live, i'd be there in a heartbeat.
BTW, Edinborogh was absolutely beautiful when we visited several years back. I remeber the tours of the Castle and Palace, but am hard pressed to remeber their names at this point.

I wonder if these two sites will re-kindle your memory?

Edinburgh Castle website (http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/edinburgh/edinburghcastle/index.html)

http://www.edinburghcastle.biz/graphics/castlepic/Early_morning_Edinburgh_Castle.jpg
Image of Edinburgh Castle from the Princes Street Gardens
Picture Edinburgh Castle Biz (http://www.edinburghcastle.biz/pictures2.html)

Holyrood House website (http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page559.asp)

http://www.edinburgh-scotland.net/images/HolyroodHouseCalton01.jpg
2003 Edinburgh-Scotland.net
http://www.edinburgh-scotland.net

For a bigger and re-sizeable landscape photograph (1022 x 808 pixels) click here (http://www.edinburgh-scotland.net/images/HolyroodHouseCalton02L.jpg)
this link leads to an external site - 2003 Edinburgh-Scotland.net - http://www.edinburgh-scotland.net

Enjoy
John.

LezSk8
December 27th, 2006, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the memories! This thread reminds me of our visit in 1985. Spent a few days at the University and site seeing. Wonderful city.

LezSk8! :)