Le Grand Palais des Glaces is back this winter 2018. Indeed, for the 4th time, the Grand Palais sets up in its nave France’s biggest ice-skating rink. No fewer than 2.700-sqm ice-skating rink are available to make you skate in a magical place.
This year again, there won’t be an ice-skating rink in front of Paris City Hall, the Mayor having opted for the setting up of a Christmas village. It’s at the Grand Palais that you’ll have to go to satisfy your skating needs on a big rink.
Born out of an original idea of Oliver Maurey – founder of the Groupe Ludéric – the first edition was held in 2012 and met a very big success with circa 300,000 people who came to discover this event as exceptional as unexpected. The success is coming back now every two years for our greatest pleasure.
Skilled athletes as well as families and visitors will throw themselves into this huge 3000-sqm space. Kids even enjoy an area especially fitted for them and entirely secured and supervised. Two time slots are available during the day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (€17 for adults and €12 for kids) or 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (€25 for adults and €12 for kids).
At nighttime, welcome the giant dance floor parties. At nightfall, the ice-skating rink puts on a show: it’s the festive event of the Champs-Elysées. The rink turns into a giant dancefloor to skate for the night along with a DJ set, shine under the disco balls and dance at the pace of light shows…
Not only can you give free rein to your skating skills, but friendly areas will also be fitted all around the ice-skating rink, allowing you to enjoy shows and entertainments provided within the Grand Palais des Glaces.
This year, the Grand Palais des Glaces takes us to a polar atmosphere with a monumental sculpture by Richard Orlinksi. A 7-m tall sculpture set in the center of the ice-skating rink. This giant “Standing Wild Bear”, a colossal work will enhance the rink.
“The art at the heart of the holiday season magic… It’s a true honor for me to exhibit at the Grand Palais, on the occasion of the return of the world’s biggest ice-skating rink! I’m delighted to see one of my works, a 7-m tall white bear, find its spot in this magical universe delighting children and adults” Richard Orlinski says.
A Scandinavian area also comes to life from December 21 to 23, 2018 at the Grand Palais des Glaces. On the menu, Food Truck and HYGGE terrace, for a cocooning atmosphere a stone’s throw from the world’s largest indoor ice skating rink.
The Grand Palais des Glaces also provides a food offering all day long. this year, it’s Café Jules that offers you to feed you: gourmet hot dogs French’s style, waffles, crepes and hot chocolate fountains expect you.
In other words, everything you need to spend good and magical moments in Paris for Christmas for a unique experience! And since you’re there, make the best out of it to have a look at the Jardin des Tuileries Christmas market, set a short walk from there.
Discover how a giant ice-skating rink is built and the incredible result:
From 16 December 2018 to 9 January 2019
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris 8
M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
- 3 ans: Free
enfants: 12 €
adultes: 17-25 €
soirée: 29 €