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Season's Greetings: Santa Coming to Town

It’s that time of year!   Not only have the ice rinks started to open, but also this weekend marks the start of Christmas Markets and displays.  And, soon thereafter you can head to your local retail outlet or commune for seasonal activities or even a visit with Santa.  Watch this blog in the coming weeks for dates and times in Geneva & Vaud.

Programme (updated daily):


WinterBlog: Ice Skating

It’s skating season!   Our children will be happy to learn that local outdoor ice rinks across Geneva and Vaud have now started to open.

In the La Côte area, Wednesday, 14 November 2012, marked the opening of the Outdoor Ice Rink in Nyon.  On 17 November, the ice rink within the grounds of the Chateau de Coppet will also welcome skaters, on 23 November Gland’s rink opens up, and two weeks from now, on 1 December, the Versoix outdoor rink will open its doors.

Further afield in Lausanne, the Ice Rinks of Montchoisi and Pontaise have been open since the end of October and the Patinoire du Flon opens on 1 December 2012.

In Geneva, the rink at Bastions will open at the end of November, as will the public outdoor rink in Carouge.  The rink at Charmilles (Patinoire de l’Europe) already opened at the end of October.  There is also an outdoor rink in Grand Saconnex.

If skating is not your thing, from 30 November until the end of February, La-Praille in Carouge will open sled runs (pistes de luge) on the second floor.  1-2 person sleds/sledges are available and free to borrow on site.

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