It’s time once again to get those skates on and hit the ice. (Hopefully not face first.) This Friday the 29th is the opening day for the Derby Christmas Ice Rink. This is the third year that the Showplace events team have built and managed the Derby Christmas Ice Rink in partnership with Derby LIVE and with all that will be on offer this year it is sure to top previous years. Showplace will be providing their high-end modular structures for the skate exchange and general viewing area. The rink itself will be constructed of real ice for an authentic experience.
Don’t worry if you’re not an expert skater. Showplace has ensured that the experience will be fun for the novice skater or non-skater as well. For those that need a little extra help, there will be skating lessons on offer and various skating aids can be hired out. For the non-skaters, there will an onsite cafe where you stay warm with a cup of hot chocolate and watch the festivities unfold. Next to the rink is the Market Place that will be transformed into a Christmas festival market where unique Christmas gifts can be found, there will be a whole line-up of live bands and other entertainment, a Santa’s Grotto and even ice sculpturing.
The Christmas Ice Rink will be open until Sunday, January 5th 2014 so plenty of time to skate, shop and enjoy live entertainment. See the web site for further details on all the events, opening times and how to purchase tickets. http://www.derbyicerink.co.uk/