Leicester’s first real ice rink begins construction

By Holly Hume

The construction of Leicester’s first real ice rink has now begun in Jubilee Square next to the recently erected Wheel of Light.

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The 30 by 15 metre rink is opening on December 9 and will be the first one of its kind in the city centre, instead of the Glice rink which is often used in cities.

The rink will be covered by a clear roof, offering skaters a view of the Ferris wheel, whatever the weather.


Mayor Peter Soulsby told the Leicester Mercury: “There was the suggestion we could have used this Glice, but I wanted the real thing.

“It’s more expensive but it will be better.”

Surrounding the rink in the city centre there will be concession stalls and the seasonal Christmas market for all to enjoy.

The rink itself will be open up until January 8.

Tickets cost £8 per adult and £6.50 for children between 11am and 4pm Monday through to Friday, with prices increasing to £9 per adult and £7.50 for children during all other times.

There will be several themed nights in the lead up to Christmas to get into the festive spirit, such as Christmas Disco, Santa on Ice and Christmas Jumper night.

The themed nights will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

The rink itself will also be available to hire for big parties wishing to reserve the ice for themselves.

Smaller groups can also save money as there are discounts of up to 15 per cent on parties of 11 people.

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