Infographic: Eat, Sleep, Skate, Repeat

Londoners skate to and from the South Pole a total of 36 times on average on seasonal ice rinks, according to new Ticketmaster research.

The Capital boasts six major ice rinks – including Skate at Somerset House, Natural History Museum, Westfield and JWS – which contain the equivalent of 43 million ice cubes.

Over the course of the festive season, Londoners visiting these rinks will collectively skate over 1.1 million kilometres – the equivalent of going to and from the South Pole a total of 36 times

The research also found that skating is a great way to exercise this festive season with an hour of skating burning the same amount of calories found in a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.

Commenting on the findings, Ticketmaster UK Managing Director, Simon Presswell said: “Ice skating is hugely popular and successful across the country, particularly in our capital city. It’s great to see so many people getting out there on the ice.”

London’s major ice rinks are open from November to January, so get your skates on and don’t miss out on a fantastic day out.