Free outdoor ice skating rink coming to Kenilworth this Christmas - The Leamington Observer

Free outdoor ice skating rink coming to Kenilworth this Christmas

Leamington Editorial 24th Oct, 2017   0

‘A BIT of magic’ is coming to Kenilworth in the form of a huge outdoor ice rink.

The rink will be coming to Talisman Square from Friday December 1 to Sunday December 3 and will be free to use.

It can hold up to 50 skaters and will be 12 metres by metres.

The rink will form part of a festive weekend in the town which will also feature a Christmas Market held at the square on Saturday, December 2, with traders selling locally made products on the stalls.

The weekend will include two light switch-ons, with the High Street switch on taking place on Friday evening and the Warwick Road event on Sunday night.

Chair of the Kenilworth Christmas Lights Committee Richard Hales said: “We wanted to do something new for this year and thought that an ice skating rink would bring a little bit of magic to the town.

“There aren’t too many places that do outdoor ice skating rinks now, especially with Birmingham cancelling theirs, and there is definitely something special about an outdoor rink at Christmas.

“We’re expecting it to be really busy and attract a lot of families to the town centre, particularly on the Saturday with the Christmas market at the square too, so it will be a family friendly space.

“I hope that people from in and around Kenilworth come down to enjoy a skate in the heart of the town over the three days.”

The car park at Talisman Square will be closed for the ice rink during the three days.

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