September 6, 2010 9.55 am This story is over 135 months old

Goodbye beach, hello ice rink

Attractions: The City Square beach is now packed away to make way for the winter’s upcoming attraction, an ice rink.

The Lincoln beach in the City Square is now being removed to make way for the winter’s upcoming attraction, an ice rink.

Over 60 tonnes of sand was dumped in the city throughout August, forming a massive sand pit that was meant to bring seaside to landlocked Lincoln.

The beach encouraged people to spend more time in the city centre, leading to a rise in shop and cafe takings, according to Michael Armstrong from Lincoln BIG.

“The feedback we have received has all been positive,” Armstrong said.

“Many families have said their children have enjoyed the beach so much, they have used it several times,” he added.

Ice skating in the city centre

Lincoln BIG hopes to bring back the ice rink in the City Square this winter, an 130 square-meter real ice area, popular with school kids.

“We are currently preparing to let schools and various other organisations know about this year’s arrangements for the rink,” Armstrong said.

The ice rink is expected to open on November 25 at 6pm.

Source: Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG)

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