03 January 2018

CHRISTMAS may be over and done but there is still time to enjoy the festive fun at one of Sunderland’s most popular winter attractions.

The seasonal ice rink at Keel Square in the city centre will remain open to the public until Sunday 7 January.

Organised by Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID), the ice rink is always a popular holiday attraction, and this year has welcomed thousands of visitors since it opened at the end of November.

Now, with just a few days left before it closes, BID organisers are urging anyone who still wants to take advantage of the rink to do so now before it closes on Sunday evening.

“The seasonal ice rink is always very popular with visitors of all ages, and this year we decided to keep it running until the end of the holiday break so as to allow as many people as possible to experience it,” said Gemma Dishman, marketing and communications manager at Sunderland BID.

“Many people are still in the festive spirit and are still on holiday from work and school, so we felt it was important they could still enjoy the festive fun all the way until the weekend.

“But there are only a few days left, so we are urging anyone who still wants to visit to get their skates on before it ends on Sunday.”

The ice rink is open to the public from 10am to 9am every day until Sunday 7 January. Skating sessions lasting around an hour cost £7.50 adults, £6.50 for under 12s and £24.50 for a family ticket. Skating aids are also available.

For further information or to book tickets visit the Sunderland BID website: