An ice rink with real ice is coming to Bury St Edmunds town centre over Christmas and the New Year.
It is the idea of the OurBuryStEdmunds business improvement district to give the town a new visitor attraction and it will occupy 20m by 10m of the arc’s Charter Square from December 5 to January 3, being open every day except Christmas day.
OurBuryStEdmunds chief executive Mark Cordell said: “It started off as an idea for the lights witch-on event with a synthetic one for a few days, but when we looked into it we decided we wanted a real one and the longer you have it, the cheaper it becomes.
“For me, it’s a really exciting opportunity to have a great visitor attraction.”
The ice in the rink takes five days to freeze and will be run by Cousins Entertainment, which is owned by Olympic skating gold medallist Robin Cousins.
You will be able to hire skates and the rink will be available for clubs and businesses to hire for sole use at off-peak times.
Will Mark be skating?
“I’ve done it once, badly, so probably not.” he admitted.