Paris gets its skates on!

Paris gets its skates on!

Inspired by vintage scenes of Paris and Moscow in winter, the ice skating rink in Paris’ Grand Palais has opened its gates to holiday revellers.

At 2,700 square metres, creators say it is the largest non-permanent indoor ice-skating rink in the world.

The idea was also to highlight the steel and glass architecture of the Grand Palais, one of Paris’s foremost exhibition spaces.

A show featuring skating stunts and acrobatics kicked off this third edition of the Grand Palais des Glaces on Thursday, December 15.

Around 3,000 pairs of bright orange ice skates are available for visitors, including children, who have their own reserved space.

The rink will be open until January 2nd.