Popular Norwich rink closes after thousands of people take to the ice over festive period

The Norwich ice rink has closed after a busy 23 days during Christmas and New Year. PHOTO: Nick But

The Norwich ice rink has closed after a busy 23 days during Christmas and New Year. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Organisers of the winter ice rink in the centre of Norwich say they are delighted with how the facility has been received by the local population.

Around 60 skaters last night became the final users of the popular ice rink this season, after 23 busy days that have seen thousands of people take to the ice.

It is the second year in a row that the rink, run by the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, has been operated throughout the festive period.

Maryrisa Chappell, the organiser of the ice rink, said: 'We have had people of all ages come to our ice rink and skate around.

'Our rink was bigger this time than in 2015 which has made a massive difference.


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'We've had lots of lovely feedback from the public.

'I think people have enjoyed the atmosphere here – there has been a real family-friendly vibe throughout.'

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Families have also welcomed the bouncy castle 'Snowy Joey', she added.

This year the rink was sponsored by Jack and the Beanstalk at the Norwich Theatre Royal.

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