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Video: First look at Weston’s winter ice rink

PUBLISHED: 06:56 06 August 2017

Ice skating will be on offer at the Tropicana this winter.

Ice skating will be on offer at the Tropicana this winter.

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Video: First look at Weston’s winter ice rink

Weston has been offered a first glimpse of its exciting new winter attraction this week by the firm set to bring the country’s biggest covered ice rink to the Tropicana.

The Mercury revealed this week how Icescape would be operating a 500-capactity ice rink at the seafront venue from November 3 through to January 7.

North Somerset Council, which owns the building, says the rink will prove a ‘great attraction’ and ‘it will be hugely popular in drawing in the crowds’.

Now, Icescape has released a teaser video offering a first hint of its plans, while another video published by the firm offers a more detailed look at the type of attraction which is heading Weston’s way.

On its newly-launched website, Icescape said: “This winter, Icescape is bringing a magical festive wonderland to Weston which will provide fun for all.

“Icescape @ The Tropicana is set to be the largest covered winter ice rink in the country; with a capacity of over 500 people per session, you will have plenty of space to glide gracefully around.

“The British weather certainly won’t dampen our spirits as the fairy light canopy twinkles above.

“Our rapid freeze, real ice technology provides a smooth surface, which guarantees the highest standard in skating experiences. With Pippen the penguin skating aids available to hire, it really is accessible to the whole family.

“So visit our skate exchange and swap your snow boots for our brand new ice skates, before showcasing your best spins.

“With everything from a Santa’s grotto, to the Icescape Igloo Bar, it really is the festive destination this Christmas.”

Sessions will run hourly from 10am until 10pm each day, though prices have not yet been confirmed.

Icescape is the latest event to be held at the Tropicana since it was reinvented as an events space in the wake of Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition.

Notable successes this summer have inlcuded July’s Hazy Days music festival, and the ongoing summer holiday Funland.

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