Category: Society / December 13, 2012 10:42 AM EST
As icy rain came down on the French capital, visitors to the City of Lights took refuge in France's largest-ever ice rink, which opened to the public on Thursday (December 13).
The giant rink, spreading across 1800 square meters, is the first installation of its kind in the exhibition hall, which regularly hosts art exhibits, sporting events and fashion shows.
Skaters of all levels will have the chance to take to the ice underneath Europe's largest glass ceiling every day of the week, with night sessions from Thursday to Saturday.
The nights at the Grand Palais ice rink offer guests something extra with a light show projected on the glass ceiling, a DJ and an hourly man-made snowfall blasting from the ceiling onto the rink.
The ice skating rink will remain open at Paris' Grand Palais exhibition hall until January 6.