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Canary Wharf ice rink draws the crowds


The outdoor ice rink at Canary Wharf is back for 2012


Returning for its seventh successive season, the Canary Wharf ice rRink will be buzzing with fun and festivity throughout the coming winter months. Opening on Saturday 12 November, skaters can take to the ice in Canada Square Park beneath the iconic towers of Canary Wharf. Surrounded by twinkling


Christmas lights and 200 shops, bars and restaurants offering an array of tempting treats, the rink will once again be the longest running ice rink in the capital and the perfect addition to a day’s Christmas shopping. Offering a rare opportunity


for a picturesque glide under starry skies, expert tuition from a private tutor or an unusual alternative to the traditional Christmas office party, the rink can accommodate up to 225


skaters. With arguably the best outdoor skating facilities in London, the Canary Wharf ice rink has brand new sharpened, high quality hire skates – perfect for shoppers to impress friends and family with their on-ice acrobatics. Weary skaters can retreat


to The Moose – a rinkside log cabin offering festive food and drink and a new on-site ‘family zone’ - or choose from one of the many Park Pavilion bars and restaurants that overlook the rink including Canteen, ROKA, the Parlour, Plateau and Wahaca. For a merry Mexican feast, head to Wahaca’s street kitchen for a choice of tacos, burritos or salads topped with chargrilled steak and chicken grilled to order on the charcoal grill. Elsewhere, those eager to stock up on presents for the


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