Bluewater, Kent

Project Brief:

Europe’s leading retail and shopping destination, Bluewater required an ice rink for their festive season. We were contacted to provide close to 600sqm of real ice for their annual Christmas rink. With our experience, expert team, and proven track record, we were more than happy to fulfil our clients’ request of delivering the highest quality skating experience.

The rink is housed inside a 25m wide marquee with transparent roof panels provided by our sister company, Danco Plc. Meaning that even when it rains, the rink will be in perfect, crisp condition for everyone to enjoy.

The Solution:

We did not just provide the real ice technology for this luxury rink, putting our full management packages in to practice. Icescape supplied in excess of 400 pairs of skates to our client, located by the skate exchange on the outside of the rink.

In addition, 6 ‘alpine lodge’ style concession structures were installed, as well as a PA system and decorative lighting throughout. Icescape also supplied solid wooden benches for the skate exchange, and fully clad some of the internal walls in wood paneling to ensure the most realistic Alpine finish.

Resurfacing Real Ice

Our state of the art resurfacers were also present on site, ensuring the skating surface was kept up to the highest standard. These were hidden with wood panelling when not in use to ensure they are kept out of sight.

The build time was close to two weeks, perfection takes time! Due to the lakeside location, as an extra environmental precaution, all of the cooling plant equipment was double bunded.

Our specialist equipment ensures we remain at the highest standard in skating experiences at any location. We pride ourselves on giving all customers who visit our rinks the best experience possible, and Bluewater is no exception.

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