Ice rink discount for Lincoln Christmas park and ride users on busiest shopping weekend

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An ice rink discount will be offered to users of the new temporary park and ride in Lincoln this weekend, ahead of what’s expected to be the busiest two days of the year for shopping.

Lincoln BIG’s Christmas Park & Ride topped expectations by attracting more than 300 users over three days last weekend.

It is anticipated that even more people will flock to use the facility this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – December 16, 17 and 18.

Those who do could also pick-up a “seasonal bonus” by visiting the Lincoln BIG Ice Rink and claiming a £1 discount.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Business Improvement Group has teamed-up with Stagecoach and the Lincolnshire Showground to run the special park and ride deal.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “Our park and ride deal has been set-up specifically to ease people’s parking headaches and help them to relax and enjoy their visit to the city.

“We have had some really positive comments from drivers who used this facility last weekend and we are looking forward to welcoming even more on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“People can park and ride from gate 1 at the Lincolnshire Showground (LN2 2NA), between 9am and 6pm on Friday and Saturday and between 10am and 5pm on Sunday.

“There will be a sign indicating the entrance. (The above times apply to the first bus leaving the Showground and the last returning from Lincoln Bus Station).

“This weekend we are offering park and ride users an extra treat. Those who have pre-booked tickets for a session on the Lincoln Ice Rink and others who want to pay on arrival at the rink, can both claim a £1 discount.”

Over 1,000 parking spaces are available at the showground.

Buses will be every 20 minutes or less between the following times:

  • Friday and Saturday – 9am -6pm
  • Sunday – 10am – 5pm (first bus from the Showground/last bus from Lincoln Bus Station)

The fare is £2.50 return per adult and children can ride for free.

There are no deductions for concessionary bus pass holders, and fares will be payable on board the bus.

Visitors will be able to hop on and off at any time, with stops at:

  • Cathedral Quarter (on Northgate by the Lincoln Hotel)
  • Cornhill Quarter and High Street (on Broadgate)
  • High St and St Marks (Lincoln Temporary Bus Station)