The summer is slowly saying goodbye, and it’s time to start thinking about joining of the winter fun. This year, Somerset House will open their ice rink once again on the 14th of November, alongside music events, artistic commissions, food options and shopping offers. The booking for the skating season opens this Thursday!

skate at somerset house 2018

Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum and Mason will open on the 14th of November 2018. The range of activities will vary: from the regular time slots that allow you to step on the ice, Somerset House will welcome Skate Lates, too. These will feature leading DJs and artists – the confirmed names to play rink-side include Total Refreshment Centre, Five Miles and Balamii. You can also rest in the Skate Lounge and have hot chocolate with or without any of the spirits on offer.

If you want to learn how to skate, the teachers from Skate School and Polar Bear Club will show you the basics – or if you’re a little more experienced, they’ll be happy to help you improve. Those sessions are offered in collaboration with the National Ice Skating Association.

When your time at the ice-rink is up, you’ll be able to explore the winter exhibition GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN! Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts that celebrates the beloved cartoon and its author. A few Snoopy-inspired collaborations from Ryan Gander and Ruth Proctor will also adorn the ice-rink: a flag commission over the ice rink and film-based Space for Something to Happen that explains skating as a metaphor for creative process respectively.

The booking opens on the 13th of September. To get tickets, head to the Somerset House website. The ticket prices vary: £11 for adults and £8.50 for children – the skate hire is included in the ticket. You’ll be able to skate at the Somerset House until the 13th of January 2019.

Kasia Kwasniewska

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Loves reading, watching films, eyeing (and producing) good design, listening to music and stuffing her face with chocolate whenever the opportunity arises. Cooks from time to time, and drinks far too much coffee to be a normal human being. Liked my work? Buy me a coffee!

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