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Norwich Christmas Ice Rink 2017: Everything you need to know

PUBLISHED: 11:16 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:26 13 December 2017

The Castle Mall Ice Rink opens December 15  (PHOTO: Nick Butcher)

The Castle Mall Ice Rink opens December 15 (PHOTO: Nick Butcher)

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Norwich Ice Rink returns to Castle Mall Gardens this December, sponsored by Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal.

This year the ice rink will open on Friday, December 15 and run until Sunday 7 January, closing only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. This year the ice rink will open on Friday, December 15 and run until Sunday 7 January, closing only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Norwich’s favourite Christmas attraction is back as the magical ice rink returns to the city centre this winter. Here’s everything you need to know before you go:

When does it open?

The rink is set to open on Friday December 15, with the first skating session scheduled for 10am, from then on it will be open until Sunday, January 7.

What are the daily opening times?

The ice rink will be open between 10am until 9pm each day, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, when it will be closed.

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets for adults cost £12, while children between the age of 4 and 16 are £8 and students (with photo ID) and pensioners also pay £8. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is available for £32 and skate aids can be hired for £4.

A snowman bouncy castle will also be in operation which costs £2.50 for a 20 minute session.

Are there any age restrictions?

The minimum age for skating on the ice rink is 4 years old. Those aged between 4 and 12 must be accompanied by an adult (16+) on the ice. You can skate on the rink up to any age, but it is not recommended for those with a serious illness or heart condition. Skating is also not recommended for pregnant women.

Can I bring my own skates?

Yes! Skate hire is included in the price of the ticket but if you’d prefer to bring your own then you are welcome to do so. There is no reduction in price for this.

How long will a skating session last?

A skating session will last for 45 minutes with a further 15 minutes designated for changing shoes. Skaters are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before their desired session.

Is the Norwich Ice Rink all-weather?

The Norwich Ice Rink is covered and will be in operation in most weather conditions.

Will there be wheelchair access?

The site and viewing platform are both wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users must be accompanied on the ice by a competent skater who may skate free of charge. A wheelchair user only session will be held on Friday, December 29 between 10am and 11am. Please email icerink@archant.co.uk to book tickets for this session.

Is there a spectator area?

There will be a viewing platform for spectators which can be accessed free of charge.

Where can I book tickets?

To book a skating session, visit icerinknorwich.co.uk

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