Ice-skating & other fun activities for the Christmas season in the Ardennes

We’re nearly there: Christmas is approaching fast! As usual, it’s time for some seasonal ambiance, precious moments with the family and plenty of festive fun. Among the winter entertainment, the pop-up ice-skating rinks that add seasonal spirit to the hearts of our towns! Whether it’s in a tent or in the open air, enjoy skating, sliding and laughing with your family, friends or even just the two of you. Given the current circumstances, certain towns and organisations may have selected other fun activities for adults and children.

Psst: There is even more magic in store for you this festive season: as a cherished customer of Ardennes-étape, you will also enjoy extra bonuses from our partners. Discover them here.

Ice-skating rink, La Roche-en-Ardenne

The skating rink can be found on Quai de l'Ourthe in the heart of La Roche-en-Ardenne. Lace up those skates and enjoy this cosy covered rink of more than 600 m².

  • From 2 December 2022 to 14 January 2024
  • Café on the premises
Bonus : As an Ardennes-étape customer, you benefit from the children’s rate (€10 instead of €12.5) when you show your Activity Pass

Sledging track in the Christmas Village in Liège

The so-called Fiery City will give you a warm welcome in its Christmas village! Come and sledge down the Dalle St-Lambert track, and you’ll be amazed.

  • Open daily from 24 November to 30 December 2023
  • The sledging track is located in the Village Gourmand. You’re in for a treat.
Bonus : As an Ardennes-étape customer, you can choose! Either: A €1 reduction or “buy 1 gluhwein, get 1 gluhwein for free" valid in the 3 chalets along Allée des Artisans

Ice-skating rink, Malmedy

Here's something new in Malmedy this year! The traditional ice rink is finally back. Something to delight young and old alike.

  • Open from 1 December 2022 to 7 January 2024
  • The Christmas chalets are right next door, so you can enjoy a hot drink or a local beer.
Bonus: As an Ardennes-étape customer you benefit from the group rate (€4,50 per person) rather than the individual rate!
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Photographer: Ольга Симонова

The ice rink at Maredsous Abbey

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of fairytales at Maredsous Abbey, with its Christmas market and ice rink. Experience the magic of the festive season on this illuminated ice rink.

  • Open from 17 to 25 December 2023
  • Christmas Market
Privilege: Benefit from a 1 Euro discount per person as an Ardennes étape customer, on presentation of your Activity Pass.

Still have to pick your holiday home to make the most of the festive charm of the Ardennes? Choose from our large selection of houses and chalets.


Just like you, we adore the Christmas spirit! Share your best photos with us by tagging @ardennes_etape on your social media! We can’t wait to see them.