Ice rink is huge success

Garrison Sq Bridlington'Town council officially open the temporary free to use Ice Rink.'PA1550-1b
Garrison Sq Bridlington'Town council officially open the temporary free to use Ice Rink.'PA1550-1b

Bridlington’s first Christmas-time ice rink is being hailed a huge success by organisers as residents get their skates on to enjoy some festive fun.

Situated at Garrison Square, the town’s ice rink is completely free for anyone to use and has already seen a number of school groups take to the ice.

Cast from this year’s pantomime even made an appearance to try their hand at ice skating, before hurrying back to he Spa to rehearse for Peter Pan.

Cllr Colin Croft, who came up with the idea for the ice rink, said he was overjoyed at how popular it has proved to be.

“There were 240 children from a school used it on Tuesday and another 40 came on Wednesday,” he said.

“Everyone is pleased with it. People say Beverley always gets something at Christmas time, now we have this and it is marvellous.”

The ice rink arrived on Monday and will remain at Garrison Square until this Sunday (December 13).

Cllr Croft added: “The ice rink is a portable one, it’s make-believe ice. But it’s useful for learners.

“To accommodate children we have some penguin shaped skate aids and there will be 200 skates available, for people who don’t own their own and they come in all sizes.”

Bridlington Town Council plan to bring the rink back next year and hope to make it an annual feature.

Visitors can get their skates on between 10am and 9pm every day until Sunday.