Ice Skating at Broadgate Ice Rink + Giveaway

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Full of confidence. I think of all the amazing tricks I’d showcase on the ice: Double axel jump, camel spin or a triple lutz–triple toe loop, which one to start with? Okay, let’s be honest here. The “I” in this case is fantasy-land-me that thinks she’s somehow related to Olympic gold medallist Kim Yuna, whereas in truth, I can barely do one round ice skating. I guess it’s the atmosphere of Broadgate Ice Rink, set against the glittering lights of the City’s offices and decorated with festive lighting, that made me forget that I’ve only been ice skating 2 times in my life. All giddy with excitement, I left work that day. And while I did need the first half of our 1 hour session to get used to moving around on the ice, I spent the second half in semi-confidence. The rectangular shape helped a lot, as everyone was skating around in order (and there were enough corners to take a break without disturbing fellow ice skaters). 1 hour was definitely enough for me, as the London weather surprised us with some unwanted rain, my legs got all wobbly and my belly demanded a refuel of energy.

Luckily, we were booked into The Tasting Room, run by Peppermint Events, which was literally right next the ice rink. It reminded me of the cosy pubs you can find in ski resorts, serving platters to share and lighter snacks for a quick energy boost. We sat down with a bottle of wine, and tried the sliders, the Big Dog and the Smoked Salmon and Rye. The Confit duck with red onion slider was my favourite, beautifully tender and flavourful, I finished it in two big bites. Though, the Big Dog deserves some credit as well. Top notch. After gobbling down our snacks, and sipping on some glasses of wine, I was so excited for the dessert: Waffles and Ice Cream, you just can’t go wrong with this one. Yummy!

Now, I don’t want to make you guys jealous with my fun after-work skate, so here’s a giveaway! I’m giving away 2 tickets for an ice skating session at Broadgate Ice Rink to one lucky winner! Simply retweet this tweet for a chance to win! The giveaway ends December 27th at 11:59PM GMT. Terms and Conditions apply.

Broadgate Ice Rink | 16.11.15 – 25.02.16, 10am-10pm | Exchange Square EC2A 2BQ
photos taken by Quyen Mike

Thanks to Broadgate Ice Rink for the complimentary visit and the giveaway prize. All thoughts are my own.
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