Icescape reopens today just two days after fire

PUBLISHED: 10:02 25 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 25 November 2018

Icescape reopens today, just two days after a fire tore through the temporary structure. Pictures: Mark Atherton and Anita Wiegel Lloyd

Icescape reopens today, just two days after a fire tore through the temporary structure. Pictures: Mark Atherton and Anita Wiegel Lloyd

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Just two days after a fire broke out which threatened to curtail Weston’s premiere winter attraction, Icescape at the Tropicana reopened today (Sunday).

Flames were clearly visible from outside the Tropicana. Picture: Andy Sims.Flames were clearly visible from outside the Tropicana. Picture: Andy Sims.

The pop-up ice rink looked certain to be closed for some time after fire tore through the temporary structure on Friday, with firefighters telling of ‘significant damage’.

But further investigations of the aftermath found the fire was contained to the kitchen area from which it emanated.

AS IT HAPPENED: Fire breaks out at Weston’s Tropicana

And after a big clean-up effort on Saturday, Icescape announced it would reopen most of its attractions today.

A spokesman said: “We are pleased to announce the ice rink, snow slide and rides will be open all day Sunday from 10am.

“Santa’s grotto, the bar and restaurant will not be open but we will let you all know as soon as possible when these will reopen.

“If you have booked a grotto ticket for tomorrow you will automatically be refunded and please look out for an email outlining the next steps.

“Once again we would like to thank everyone for all their support and understanding and we’ll see you on Sunday.

“If you have any further questions please email us at info@icescape-tropicana.co.uk”

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