December 18, 2014

Ice skating Parisian style

It was a simple post on facebook that caught my attention. Ice skating under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. THIS is an event that could not be missed. I drummed together some mums with the excuse to celebrate the end of school term with all our kids. Twenty-six people turned up and all were ready to party.

Dusk had fallen already when we reached the Grand Palais and the security guy at the entrance took one look at us and scanned our tickets one by one with a smile on his face. We entered the impressive building filled with awe taking in the blue lit metal structure.

We were whizzed through the skates handout with efficiency and more big smiles accompanied by some broken English. It was a Ferrero Rocher sponsored event and much to our delight we were offered a golden wrapped chocolate to top it off. Its innovative shape – round but irregular – and its unmistakable golden wrapping give it that elegance that has made it famous and also hint at the unique taste of this speciality: a creamy filling, a crunchy wafer and a delicious hazelnut centre. Adults and kids could not have been happier when we hit the spectacular ice rink.

The Grand Palais was hosting the largest temporary ice rink ever created in France and we grabbed the opportunity to skate in a truly magical venue, under the great glass roof of the Grand Palais.

It was to be an unforgettable experience. We came with the closest thing to family, our expat friends, to have fun and experience one of the most beautiful monuments in Paris in a new light in an exceptional context.

Merci Ferrero Rocher.

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