It has been anounced that Cambridge’s Christmas ice rink may return to the heart of the city again this year, after skating fans missed out lasy year when residents objected to a plan to set up a rink on Christ’s Pieces.
However, Icebox Entertainment, the company who are behind the attraction, has applied to the city council for planning permission for the return of the North Pole rink to Parker’s Piece Cambridge this Christmas.
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With an ice skating capacity of 200, a family funfair, rides and games for all the family as well as a daily street food market this will be a much bigger event with something to suit all tastes.
Icebox’s managing director Richard Elmer said there had been “an overwhelming degree of support” for the rink’s return and continued “We have received letters and emails from local residents, business, colleges and universities. We really need the local Cambridge public to come out and support the event. We cannot wait to put this event on – it’s so exciting.”
Cambridge BID marketing manager, Becky Burrell said: “The ice rink will have a positive impact on city centre businesses during this crucial trading period because it will attract more visitors to the city, and extend the length of their visit. We welcome the ice rink as being beneficial for the city as a whole.”
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