Butlins Ice Rink

The 2023 winter season is finally over for us! Our final ice rink of the season last month was dismantled, loaded up and travelled all the way back from Butlins Skegness to HQ in Bristol.

When there was a major leak in the main pool at Butlins Skegness causing the pool to be out of action for a while, an alternative attraction was needed for their guests. What better solution than one of our temporary real ice rinks!

After a site visit and discussion with the client on their requirements, it was decided for the rink to be placed on top of the ‘Splash Zone’ area in the complex. In the summer months this outdoor space is covered with water fountains, helping everyone cool off in the sun and heat. This winter everyone was keeping cool in a totally different way.

With help from our friends at Danco, who provided a clear span marquee with double doors, glass and solid wall panels, skaters were able to enjoy ice skating without the rain spoiling their fun. As with so much of a break to Butlins, the attraction was all included in the price, so guests could have unlimited goes on the ice.

Icescape provided a 200sqm ice rink system, with barrier. Plus all the skates, skate aids, racking, rubber matting and equipment needed to maintain the ice. We also gave staff training sessions for the resort staff to operate the ice rink.

The ice rink was such a success, that it was extended. It was due to come out in early January. But was kept in action right up until the end of the Easter Holidays in April.

Thinking about having an ice rink for your event?

Would you would like to hire an ice rink as an attraction this winter 2024? Would like to know more about how our ice rinks could work and benefit your event? Give us a call 01454 568 800. Or visit our site survey page where you can send us more detailed requirements.