It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Because Scarborough’s brand new ice rink is set to return for its second year – and we can’t wait to give it a go. It is set to open this December once more all the way through to January 2023.
Giving the seaside town of Scarborough some extra festive cheer is the new rink, which will be in the town centre as part of the town’s Christmas ‘sparkle’ programme of seasonal events taking place across the borough.
Whether you are a newbie or skilled on the ice, there will be something for everyone at Scarborough’s Winter Wonderland. Children will be able to book and use ‘penguin skate aids’ to help them on the ice.
It will take place from the 9th of December through to the 3rd of January. There will be a chilled-out Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday when the music will be gentler and quieter and the lights will be turned off from, Tuesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 2pm.
This year there will be a 14 x 14-metre tipi next to the rink, with a bar serving up festive tipples and a roaring fire perfect for Christmas fun.
Posting to social media they wrote: “SCARBOROUGH ICE RINK IS BACK. The spectacular real ice rink will return to Scarborough town centre this Christmas and tickets are on sale now!
““Discounts are available for residents, groups and schools, so don’t delay and grab your place on the ice. This year we’ll be joined by The Tipi Venue with its bar and roaring fire PLUS stalls selling seasonal gifts, food and drink.”
Cllr Jim Grieve, cabinet member for quality of life said:
“After last year’s inaugural success, we’re delighted to bring the ice rink action back to Scarborough but this time with a much improved festive visitor experience.
“The cosy tepee, Christmas stalls and children’s fairground rides alongside the rink will bring extra merriment for families and friends of all ages to enjoy the countdown to Christmas or celebrate the New Year together.”
The rink will be open from the beginning of December through to January 2nd. It will be open from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm and 10am to 7pm on Sundays. Experiences cost £10 for adults and £8 for children and last 50 minutes with discounts for groups, families and residents.
You can find out more and book here.