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Bournemouth’s outdoor ice rink set to be even bigger this Christmas
THE outdoor ice rink in Bournemouth gardens will be bigger this Christmas.
The size of the rink is going up from 300 square metres to 400 square metres and will accommodate 130 skaters for each of the one hour sessions over the yuletide season.
The rink and cafe has been commissioned by the Bournemouth Town Centre BID and is being operated by Olympic Gold medallist figure skater Robin Cousins’ company, Cousins Entertainment.
The former Olympian said his company is ‘looking forward to working with the Town Centre BID to deliver a world-class attraction to put Bournemouth on the map for visitors and residents this Christmas’.
The gardens will also be illuminated by light pods designed by Michael Grubb, who worked on the master plan for the London 2012 Olympic Park. And there will also be a Santa’s grotto.
Lisa Tucker, chairman of the Town Centre BID board, said: “After the success of last year’s ice rink, which witnessed tens of thousands of skaters take to the ice, we’re delighted to build on our Christmas offering by lighting up the gardens with the introduction of our new Gardens of Light Christmas Festival.”
The rink will have a new spot further into the Lower Gardens compared to last year, when the maximum 100 skaters at a time were on the ice situated between the balloon and the square.
This year the rink will be in a more central section of the gardens on the other side of the balloon.
The tickets, costing £8.50 per adult and £7.50 per child with skate hire included, are already on sale with the rink opening on Saturday, November 16 and staying open until January 6, except Christmas day.
For more information visit makeitbournemouth.co.uk/icerink or call 02920 230130.
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