Bridlington to get ice rink for Christmas

Bridlington's ice rink will be made of 'make believe' ice but is excellent for children and beginners
Bridlington's ice rink will be made of 'make believe' ice but is excellent for children and beginners

Bridlington is set to skate its socks off when councillors finalise preparations for the towns first ever ice rink, coming this holiday season.

The 40x40 foot rink is to be situated at Garrison Square, and will be completely free to use by children, parents and even grandparents.

The plan was masterminded by Bridlington South Ward Councillor, Colin Croft, who said the rink will be a great coup for the town.

“The ice rink is a portable one, it’s make-believe ice. But it’s useful for learners. To accommodate children we will have some penguin shaped skate aids and there will be 200 skates available, for people who don’t own their own, an they will come in all sizes.”

Councillor Croft said that the Christmas spirit of the event will be heightened by the addition of a snow machine, a Christmas tree and plenty of decorations.

“We are also trying to arrange for some market traders to be set up close by. Hopefully we’ll get someone in selling chestnuts.”

He added that Bridlington Town Council is also appealing for residents and businesses to get in touch, to leave messages on a large poster which will appear inside the ice rink.

“You could leave a Christmas message, a note to a loved one, or if you’re a business, you could advertise on the poster. All we ask is for a donation to the Mayor’s chosen charity - the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.”

The ice rink, which is due to arrive at Garrison Square on December 7 and will remain until December 13. It will be open from 10am until 9pm, and is completely free for anyone to attend.

To request a Christmas message contact the council on 01262 409006.