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Icescape @ The Tropicana 2018/19 Season round-up!

The UK’s largest covered winter ice rink returned for a second year to the iconic Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare; and what a successful season it was.

A spectacular winter wonderland

Icescape @ The Tropicana

Icescape’s newest venture, Icescape @ The Tropicana, was transformed once again into a spectacular winter wonderland, where visitors enjoyed skating, delicious food & drink, Santa’s Grotto and more. With a revised layout and the addition of The Lodge Bar, Icescape @ The Tropicana was the talk of the town!

We worked again with our sister company Danco Plc who supplied all the temporary structures for the venue, including the clear canopy above the ice, decorated with glowing festive lights. We also worked closely with a local print supplier who provided personalised branding including large-scale signage & posters that were visible across the site.

Perfect skating conditions

The team worked incredibly hard to maintain the rink for optimal skating conditions as well as ensuring customers had a great day out! We’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who joined us last season. Thanks to all of our staff, our customers, Pippen the penguin, our suppliers, musicians, traders, schools, charities and of course Santa!

It’s only spring but we’re already looking forward to our next season at The Tropicana. Planning is well under-way and it’s set to be the best year yet!

For full details & more information, visit the website –

Tunbridge Wells Tractor Cam

Icescape installed a temporary outdoor ice rink for another season in the Calverley Grounds in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The on-site team took pride in maintaining the rink to its highest standard, ensuring optimal skating conditions using our very own ice resurfacer.

Check out the Tunbridge Wells Tractor Cam video to see how they did it!

Icescape @ The Tropicana is OPEN!

Icescape @ The Tropicana

Icescape’s very own event is underway. Icescape @ The Tropicana. Located in Weston-super-mare inside the iconic building, a great variety of festive activities for the entire family await you.

Entrance into the venue is free of charge, so feel free to walk in and soak up the festive atmosphere, and perhaps join in on the activities we’ve put on… so what is there to do?

The largest covered real winter ice rink in the UK

Holding up to 500 people at any one time. Whatever the weather is like, our sister company Danco plc have provided cover using their Clearspan marquees. With clear roofs, it lets the light in during the day, and when the evening comes, the stars shine down onto the rink. No rain or snow will damage the ice whilst visitors are skating around at Icescape @ The Tropicana – ensuring a great skating experience for those who visit.

After each session, our specialists will check the ice to see if it requires our ice resurfacers to smooth over all of the ice, ensuring an optimum skating surface for the next visitors. It’s like clock work!

If you are looking to partake in any of the Icescape @ The Tropicana activities inside the venue, tokens can be purchased from the box office for £2 each. Or on special offer, 6 for £10. Each activity only requires one token per person.

So what is there to do? …

Snow Slide and Igloo Bar

For your adrenaline rush, there’s a large slide next to the rink. Jump on a rubber ring and slide all the way down!

The igloo bar has real ice tables for you to place our large selection of refreshments on. With Christmas music playing, and festive decorations covering the entire inflatable igloo, it’s a perfect pit stop after building up a thirst from your skating session.

Pippin’s igloo

You may see Pippin wandering around greeting guests, but where does he live? The igloo located next to the Christmas rollercoaster is covered in Christmas lights and decorations. During the day there’s an area where children and adults can get their face painted for the price of just two tokens per person.

Christmas Rollercoaster

Fo one token per go, the rollercoaster is a brilliant addition to the festive location. A thrilling ride with views of the venue, you’re sure to have a great time.

There is plenty to see and plenty to do. Icescape @ The Tropicana is open from 3rd November until the 7th January, so make sure to visit!

To book tickets, you can go online, or go to the box office inside the venue.

View a map of the venue below:

Icescape @ The Tropicana Map

Map of Icescape @ The Tropicana

Icescape’s activities at Beckworth Emporium

We’re well in to the New Year

Christmas may be over, and 2016 has come and gone. But all isn’t doom and gloom! We had a fantastic season with our many temporary real ice rinks around the UK, and we’re still excited to show them all off!

Twirling and Curling on Ice!

Located in Beckworth Emporium, our ice rink sits at close to 700sqm, plenty of space for you to skate with style, (or grab on to the safety barriers!). If that isn’t enough, we also built two curling lanes for up to 8 people per lane to practice their skills. Judging by the above clip, take care when curling! At Icescape we are able to provide a fully bespoke package for our clients’ every need.

Under Cover? No Bother!

The rink itself is built inside a glass house nursery meaning that no matter what the weather is like, it won’t stop you from skating on a perfect ice surface. We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard in skating experiences.

To add to the experience, lighting and music within the rink added to the already very festive atmosphere. Alongside a bar and a café, with purpose built toilet facilities and VIP areas, the entire emporium was a perfect destination to enjoy the festive season as there was plenty to do.

Custom built for safe customers

As you can see in the gallery below, hundreds of fairy lights hung from the ceiling and the ‘Ice Café and ‘Blizzard Bar’ were next to the rink for you to enjoy a large selection of refreshments to refuel or prepare you for your skating session!

Due to the design of the nursery, we had to create custom cushioning pads to fit around each of the poles in the ice rink to make the skating experience extra safe for everyone!

Please view our selection of images below to see the rink in action …



Apres Skate at Bournemouth Lower Gardens


At over 600 sqm, our temporary ice rink build at Bournemouth Lower gardens could house up to 200 people at one time! A significant amount, and we are very proud to have been a part of such a great turnout.

The ice rink itself is situated in Bournemouth Lower Gardens, a beautiful location all year round, and even more-so during the festive season because of the atmospheric lighting. Due to this, it is a perfect location to add an ice rink because of the number of customers passing by, meaning the rink was consistently enjoyed by many!

A listed destination

The grade II listed gardens are famous in Bournemouth, and having an Ice Rink placed here meant that we were a part of the must-visit destination in the town centre.

Festive treats were on sale at the concession stands placed around the perimeter of the rink. A selection of food and beverage, from beers and mulled wines to luxury hot chocolates were all available around the rustic Alpine chalets for customers to enjoy! Warming up and refueling in the ‘Apres Skate’ bar before or after each session on the ice, helped everyone get into the spirit during the Christmas period.

Apres ‘Skate’ Awards

Bournemouth Gardens received ‘The Bournemouth Tourism 2016 Award-Winning “Best Night Out” Après-Skate chalet’, and it’s no surprise when you take a look at the gallery!

We provided skating aids for the younger, and less confident on the ice to enjoy themselves. We’re sure you’ll agree that the rink looks brilliant from the pictures.

We’re proud to provide a high standard product to our clients, with the option of a fully bespoke rental package to suit your requirements. Browse our website for products we offer, and more examples of our builds!

Icescape Pull up at the Port of Dover!


Our rink at the Port of Dover is in full swing! Located at the Cruise Terminal 1 building, formerly the Dover Marine Station at Western Docks, this is the first Christmas event ever at this location, and we are delighted to be the contracted supplier of the rink there!

At 30m long, the rink is a perfect size for people to skate around with their friends and family, and you may be able to spot and reserve a few of our famous ‘Bobby the Seal’ skating aids when you get there!

A Rustic, Cosy Christmas

The perimeter of our ice rink is sealed off with a wooden barrier, which by combining with the tasteful decoration around the terminal, Port of Dover have created a cosy atmosphere. You’ll also notice in the images in the gallery that the Christmas lights have been placed all the way around the rink, illuminating the night and making it feel even more festive!

We have some fantastic pictures showing off the rink. We think you’ll agree that the place is looking very magical, and a great location to go skating on the run up to the big day! Christmas day that is … not a wedding day!

Markets, Music, and more …

There’s an English themed Christmas Market open on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. It will be open throughout the week just before Christmas, where you can enjoy music and decorations with unique gifts and Christmas themed family activities and workshops. so head on down and enjoy the festivities, as there’s plenty to do!

Our ice rink at The Port of Dover opened on Monday 7th of November, and will run all the way through until Monday 2nd January 2017, meaning there’s still plenty of time to get your skates on!


Icescape Covers up for Bolton Winterfest this Christmas!


Under cover festivities!

Bolton town centre has officially been transformed into a Winter Festival destination, and with the help of Icescape, people can soak up the atmosphere with a bit of skating!

The Bolton Ice rink is now open and ready for business, their first ever covered ice rink sits at over 400 sqm in size, which is a great amount of space for anyone to slide (or glide) around on. From a seasoned expert to a novice, the rink is for all people of all ages making it a fantastic facility for everyone.

Penguin’s playground

This year they even have Penguin Club, a parent and child ice skating session which offers the perfect introduction to ice skating!covered-ice-rink1

With clear roofs and solid sides court-ice-y (sorry!) of Danco, you can skate no matter what the weather is like: rain, snow, or sleet, you can keep those skates on your feet! The ice will always be crisp, and in perfect condition for you to enjoy.

Skating in a Winter Wonderland

Hbolton-ice-rinkow many more sleeps? … the countdown to Christmas is on… what better way to make the time slide by than to hit the ice with your friends / family?

As one of the largest providers of real ice rink hire in the UK, Icescape pride themselves on supplying high quality, bespoke ice rinks using specialist equipment which guarantees the highest standard in skating experiences.

Bolton Ice rink is open from 1st December until 8th January. Book tickets here

Bluewater on Ice


Would you like ice with that?

As our rinks are now all fully installed and skaters from all over the country are flocking to the ice to don their skates, we will be posting a feature on each of our clients over the coming weeks.

First up is the very impressive Bluewater Ice Rink in Kent, we are proud to say that it’s officially open for business!

 Woolly hats for Winter

The winter season is most definitely upon us, meaning family festivities and general excitement for Christmas are well under way. Think woolly hats, leg warmers and a warming cup of mulled wine …

Our generous 595 sqm rink at Bluewater is covered with 25m wide transparent roof panels, provided by the team at Danco Plc meaning customers can skate the day away whatever the weather! Well recommended in the good old UK climate.


Alpine Refreshments

The rink itself is located lakeside, outside the West Village and our new alpine cabins have been assembled for the traders to refreshments, including freshly made waffles, a great way to refuel after a while on the ice!



 All that twinkles …

Alongside the Christmas snowflakes hanging from the ceiling and the elegant icicle lights covering the perimeter of the 1000 sqm plus temporary structure, it all ties together to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere.

The rink itself is 45m in length on a weighted suspended floor system as you can see by the images, it looks fantastic! Plenty of room to get up some speed.


 Professional ice installers

We provided screening to hide the chilling equipment, and bespoke ramping systems to allow safe and easy customer access to the rink.

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.

Bluewater Ice Rink is open from Thursday 17th November until Monday 2nd January. Don’t forget a trip to Santa’s Grotto!

Happy New Year from Icescape Ltd


On a clear and frosty morning, as the last few white Icescape lorries park up to unload all the equipment necessary for installing our real ice skating rinks, a flash back to the last few months of imaginative skating styles, ice and impressive Winter Wonderlands!

Firstly, Happy New year form all at Icescape! A tad delayed, granted, but we have been busy travelling the country to dismantle over 20 ice rinks. Not to forget the multiple marquees, with the help of Danco Plc.

Our Icescape skating rinks were in some eye catching locations (pun intended). You would have seen us at The London Eye, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Longleat House, Weymouth, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Frosts Garden Centres and Reading to name just a few.

Please see our gallery below for some pictures of the 2015/16 Winter season, if you are thinking of adding an ice rink to your Winter Wonderland or Christmas event later this year then get in touch early! Email for a quote, our real ice technology is in high demand …

Icescape are recruiting an Operations Manager

Looking for a challenging and interesting job in the events industry?

The team at Icescape are currently looking to recruit an *Operations Manager* to work from our Bristol Office.

The main responsibilities will include overseeing the management of our ice rinks and current customer account management. Please note that experience in managing staff in the event industry and driving an exceptional level of customer service are a must.

If you are interested in finding out more about the job then please send a full CV and covering letter to

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