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Get your skates on for Bollywood-themed session on ice

Published on Monday, December 31, 2018

Skaters on the ice rink

LEICESTER’S Christmas ice rink will be welcoming Bollywood fans of all ages on Thursday (3 January), with a specially-themed skating session at 7pm.

The city council has teamed up with BBC Radio Leicester for the special event, which will feature up-tempo Bollywood music and prizes for the best Bollywood dancers on ice.

Presenters Shruti Chauhan and Kamlesh Purohit will broadcast their show live from the ice rink – which promises to be fun for the skaters on the ice, as well for those listening at home.

"We’ve lined up lots of great Bollywood music – which we think is brilliant to dance to and possibly even better to skate to,” said Kamlesh.

“We’re looking forward to a fun night out on Thursday and can’t wait to bring a bit of Bollywood to Leicester’s ice rink.”

The Bollywood session will run from 7pm-8pm on Thursday (3 Jan) and around 200 tickets are available.

Tickets can be bought at www.christmasinleicester.co.uk, from the Visit Leicester centre on Gallowtree Gate, or from the Jubilee Square ice rink ticket office at BBC Leicester.

The Jubilee Square ice rink is open every day until Sunday 6 January 2019 (closed New Year’s Day).

Cllr Piara Singh Clair, asst city mayor for leisure said: "If you haven't already visited our fabulous ice rink, you've got just a few days left to come along and make the most of it.

"Whatever the weather outside you're guaranteed perfect conditions inside our covered rink."

Tickets for adult skaters are £9 at off-peak times and £10 at peak-time sessions, with children’s tickets costing £7.50 at off-peak times or £8.50 at peak times. Discounts are available for groups of four or more people, so a family of four can skate for £30 (off-peak) or £34 at peak times.

Sessions start on the hour, with each session giving skaters 45 minutes on the ice.

Skating aids for young children – in the shape of penguins and seals – can be booked in advance online, or hired on the day at the ice rink, subject to availability.