Leicester

Location:

Jubilee Square, Leicester

Project Brief:

In the heart of the city centre, Leicester required a bigger ice rink than the previous year, including rink management and a cover for the rink to ensure skaters could take to the ice, whatever the weather.

Solution:

Icescape installed a 680 sqm temporary ice rink in Jubilee Square underneath a 50m clearspan marquee which was supplied by Danco. The rink was 50% bigger than last the previous year! Skaters needn’t worry about the weather. Come rain or shine they could glide happily under the clear roofed marquee looking up at Leicester’s Christmas Wheel of Light.

The skate exchange was also located inside the same the marquee as the ice rink and skate racks were provided so customers could easily collect their skates before taking to the ice. A mixture of penguin and seal skate aids were supplied by Icescape and were available to hire at the venue. To ensure the ice was maintained in excellent condition, one of our Olympia ice resurfacers was onsite at the venue for the duration of the event.

Lighting and sound systems were also supplied; with a mixture of white and blue floods and LED icicles to add to the Christmas atmosphere. A fully encompassing rink management team were put in place to operate all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the rink along with a fully trained customer friendly team.