Doncaster outdoor Christmas ice skating rink opens today

The ice skating rink in Sir Nigel Gresley Square. Photo: Doncaster Council.
The ice skating rink in Sir Nigel Gresley Square. Photo: Doncaster Council.
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Doncaster’s outdoor Christmas ice skating rink will open to the public for the first time today.

Sir Nigel Gresley Square will play host to Skating In The Square from 1.30pm this afternoon to January 3 - adding a touch of festive sparkle to the town centre this Christmas.

The 200 square metre real ice rink will allow skaters to dance for up to 45 minutes at a time, with up to a maximum capacity of 70 people per session.

Skaters will also be able to enjoy mulled cider and hot chocolate as well as traditional sweet treats in an adjoining ice rink cafe.

A spokesman for organisers Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trrust said: “Our rink is the perefct introduction to ice skating and for smaller ones we have penguins and snowmen to help.”

All sessions will be operated with trained ice marshals to ensure all visitors enjoy their visits.

The rink will be situated near Cast and will be open from 9.30am to 7.15pm Monday to Wednesday and 9.30am to 8.15pm Thursday to Sunday. The rink will be open every day from November 18 to January 3, except for Christmas Day.

Admission will be £6.50 for adults, £4.50 for U16s at peak times and £6 at off peak times. Prices include skate hire.

For information and bookings visit www.dclt.co.uk/skatinginthesquare