Return of the Lincoln Ice Rink expected to attract 20,000

There are just three weeks to go until the return of the Lincoln BIG Ice Rink, with many already booking their skating sessions.

Thousands of schoolchildren, families and work colleagues are looking forward to the launch on November 28 – which will feature performances by a professional skater and students.

The rink will take 10 days to build but, once up-and-running, is expected to attract about 20,000 skaters of all ages.

Businesses are also snapping-up advertising spaces around the perimeter of the rink, and others are being urged not to miss out.

Lincoln BIG Events and Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “This year the rink will remain open from November 28 right through until January 3, except for Christmas Day.

“Individuals, families, school parties and corporate groups will be able to book sessions to skate from 10am to 9pm daily.

“On November 28, we will be celebrating the return of the rink in style, with a demonstration by top skater and ice skating teacher Kelly Hemingway and her students, who will be putting on a sparkling performance.

“Then the rink will be formally opened by Lincoln’s Mayor Councillor Andrew Kerry at 11am and Lincs FM presenter Andy Fenton will also be on hand to help the fun get underway.”

The attraction will be decorated with lights and baubles and Lincoln BIG has recruited a team of about 40 staff to greet the skaters on their arrival and check them in for their sessions.

“Extended family sessions are on offer, to enable youngsters under the age of three to take to the ice (although older children may skate too) and, of course, our popular penguin skating aids will be available to help children to make the most of their experience on the ice,” added Michael.

Skating sessions start on the hour and last 45 minutes with the last session starting at 8pm.

People can book skating sessions online here, with tickets costing between £4.50 for children and £6.50 for adults (off-peak).

Businesses can find out more about perimeter board advertising around the rink by contacting Bas Van Grosen on (01522) 842702.