Ice rink '˜will bring magic' to Kenilworth

An ice rink coming to Kenilworth during the same weekend as the Christmas lights switch-on events will bring '˜a little bit of magic' to the town.

Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 12:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:01 pm
Richard Hales (centre), chairman of the Kenilworth Christmas Lights Committee, with Talisman business owners.

The ice skating rink will be coming to Talisman Square from Friday December 1 to Sunday December 3 and will be free for the public to use.

It will be a 12 metres by 12 metres rink, hold up to 50 skaters and form part of a Christmas weekend in the town.

There will also be a Christmas Market held at the square on Saturday December 2, with traders selling locally made products on the stalls.

The weekend will be top and tailed with two light switch-ons, with the High Street switch on taking place on Friday evening and the Warwick Road event on Sunday night.

Richard Hales, chair of the Kenilworth Christmas Lights Committee, said: “We wanted to do something new for this year and thought that an ice skating rink would bring a little bit of magic to the town.

“There aren’t too many places that do outdoor ice skating rinks now, especially with Birmingham cancelling theirs, and there is definitely something special about an outdoor rink at Christmas.

“We’re expecting it to be really busy and attract a lot of families to the town centre, particularly on the Saturday with the Christmas market at the square too, so it will be a family friendly space.

“I hope that people from in and around Kenilworth come down to enjoy a skate in the heart of the town over the three days.”

Hugo Hawkings, chief executive of Talisman developers Discovery Properties, added: “This will be a brilliant addition to Talisman Square over the weekend.

“It will be great to see families in the town centre ice skating, taking in the Christmas atmosphere and getting into the Christmas spirit during the three days.”

The car park at Talisman Square will be closed for the ice rink during the three days, but will remain open for market day on Thursday November 30.