I-Skate @ The RDS, Ireland's largest Christmas ice rink, has been launched in Dublin, and will open to the public next week.

The 1,000-square-metre rink opens on November 16 and will remain open until January 13.

For novice skaters of all ages there will be 20 tutors and 20 stabiliser penguins, with emergency medical technicians on hand, just in case.

There will also be ice sculpting demonstrations on November 16 and 17 and December 8 and 9.

For more details, visit: www.iskate.ie.