September 8, 2014 4.19 pm This story is over 115 months old

Lincoln Big Ice Rink to return this winter

Dust your skates off: The popular Lincoln BIG Ice Rink will return to City Square this winter, welcoming skaters from November.

The popular Lincoln BIG Ice Rink will return to City Square this winter, and will welcome skaters from November 29 until December 31.

Last year, the Lincoln BIG Ice Rink proved to be a great success with thousands showing off their skating skills, including professional skaters Kelly Hemingway and Neil Chilcott, who opened rink.

The ice rink, which is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, will otherwise operate from 10am to 9pm daily – with the last skating session starting at 8pm.

The penguin skating supports will also be returning with specialised sessions for the younger members of the family – although older siblings, parents and grandparents can all join in the fun.

The 25m by 15m rink will be staging events where local businesses, community groups and clubs can hire the space at a reduced rate and re-sell tickets for their sessions.

Lincoln Ice Rink ticket prices

This year, ticket prices for the rink will remain the same as in 2013.

At peak periods, child/concessions are £5.50, adults are £7.50 and group tickets are also available. Off peak prices will be a discount of a pound.

Lincoln Ice Rink by the numbers

  • Around 20,000 people come to skate at the Lincoln ice rink each year
  • It takes 10 days to build the ice rink so it’s ready to skate on
  • This will be the seventh time the ice rink has been in Lincoln over Christmas
  • The first Lincoln ice rink was held in 2005
  • In 2010 Lincoln was affected by a snow storm, but that didn’t keep people from skating on the ice rink
  • One hour skating burns around 500 calories, so it’s not a bad way to help with the Christmas indulgence!