Skaters given chance to hit the ice again - Business Leader News

Skaters given chance to hit the ice again

Ice skating

Cadbury Garden & Leisure Centre, in Congrebury, recently opened its ice rink for the winter, giving a group of professional ice skaters from Bristol the chance to skate again.

The venue opened the attraction as part of its Christmas programme, and in doing so provided an opportunity for the group of skaters from the now defunct Bristol ice rink to perform again.

Paul Butchers, Store Manager, comments: “Bristol’s ice rink had been once of Bristol’s main attractions for the past 45-years and therefore everyone was shocked to learn of its closure.

“We wanted to give the skaters from the rink somewhere to get their skates on again and they agreed to officially open our festive ice rink as a part of a day of free entertainment.

“We are sure that following the huge success of last year’s rink, thousands of families will enjoy the festive season here at Cadbury Garden & Leisure.”

The 432-square metre ice rink will be open seven days a week until Sunday January 6, 2013.

A maximum of 150 skaters will be allowed on the ice at any one time and advanced booking is strongly advisable.

Photographers will be on hand to capture moments on the rink with photos being available within minutes.

A full list of prices and tickets are available online at or can be purchased in store at Cadbury Garden & Leisure or for further information call 01934 875700.