Open air ice rink planned for Leicester City Centre

An open air ice risk is planned to be a key focal point for this year’s Christmas fair in Leicester City Centre.

The rink will be set up in the newly created £1.6m public square, the space that used to be occupied by the indoor market.

The ice rink could either be temporary – using the space during the winter months – or it could be all-year round as part of a flexible space used for a variety of purposes.

There have been calls for this type of attraction in Leicester for quite a while, with ice rinks proving hugely successful in other cities.

The new public square was partly opened last month, with a number of options being explored for the space behind The Corn Exchange.

It was originally slated to be a huge restaurant development, but it now seems that the council have decided to focus on making it more of a ‘community’ space that could host outdoor movie screenings as well as an ice rink and other events.

Leicester Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has previosly agreed with the proposal on record saying an ice rink “would make good use of what will be a flexible space.”

Full details of the plans will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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