I was strolling past the Winter Skate ice rink at Centenary Square on my way to the Birmingham Library and couldn’t help taking the camera out and photographing some of the skating antics by grown ups and kids alike.
Mimicking the EyeSkate in the shadow of the London Eye, Birmingham Winter Skate is similarly positioned beside the Big Wheel. It looks very pretty and festive at night, lit by coloured projectors and thousands of shimmering fairy lights suspended in garlands and hanging on adjacent trees.
It is certainly a must-do in this festive season, a date for active couples, a fun experience for teenagers and families with kids. Children taking their first steps on the ice can use plastic Penguin helpers. More experts skaters have enough space for faster action. However, those who are not brave enough to hit the ice (like me!) can watch safely from the viewing platform and enjoy the festive atmosphere.