Get your skates on to buy ice rink tickets!
Published on Friday, October 13, 2017
TICKETS for Leicester’s spectacular festive ice rink go on sale today (Friday October 13), as the countdown to Christmas gets under way.
The real ice rink will open to the public in Jubilee Square on Saturday December 9, and people who want to buy tickets as gifts, or who are keen to reserve their slot on the ice, can snap them up now.
Skate hire and a 45-minute session on the ice will cost £8 for adults and £6.50 for children/concessions at off-peak times (11am-4pm Monday to Friday). Tickets for all other times will cost £9 for adults and £7.50 for children/concessions.
Groups of four or more people will save 10% on standard prices, with a 15% discount available to groups of 11 or more people.
City centre director Sarah Harrison said: “After a nine-year gap, ice skating is making a welcome return to Leicester, and our real ice rink is set to be the centrepiece of our events programme this Christmas.
“By offering a discount to those choosing to skate at less busy times, and by cutting 10% off the rates for groups of four people or more, we hope to encourage both experienced skaters and complete beginners to get their skates on and enjoy the festive atmosphere in Leicester city centre.”
Each session starts on the hour, allowing 15 minutes for people to change in and out of their ice skates, and a full 45 minutes on the ice.
Penguin-shaped skating aids will be available for younger skaters to hire, and special themed nights – including Ice Discos – will be part of the busy events programme.
The ice rink will be open every day – apart from Christmas Day – from Saturday December 9 until Monday January 8. And, thanks to its roof, the ice rink will be open whatever the weather.
Tickets for the ice rink are available now at www.visitleicester.info or from the Visit Leicester information centre on Gallowtree Gate.