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Chorley’s ice rink getting ready to open

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Photos from the Winter Wonderland

Get your skates on this Christmas and glide, pirouette and whirl across Chorley’s real ice rink as it opens next weekend (Saturday 7 December).

The attraction is back by popular demand and this year it will be on St Thomas’s Square, at the back of the Town Hall, to free up more parking spaces for shoppers.

The ice rink, which is being hosted by Chorley Council, is part of the town’s festive celebrations that brought thousands of people in for the lights switch on and is sponsored by Reel Cinema.

Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said: “The ice rink always proves popular and it brings more visitors into the town centre who will hopefully do some of their Christmas shopping here too.

“The ice rink offers fun for people of all ages and we’ve moved it to St Thomas’s Square after feedback from traders and the fact that we expect more people visiting the town centre with M&S Food now open and the adventure golf, tenpin bowling and cinema opening in Market Walk before Christmas.

“It’s just one of many things we’ve got going on to give people an enjoyable experience and at the same time they can do some of their Christmas shopping whether on the markets, in Market Walk or at one of the many independent stores.”

Chorley’s Winter Wonderland will be open every day from Saturday 7 December until Sunday 5 January, except Christmas Day.

The ice rink is just £6 per skate session with payment on entry. Ice skates and other equipment provided. Time credits will be accepted on the ice rink only for the first hour and last two hours of each day. Cub Club, which are skate sessions for children aged 6 and under, will run on Sundays between 10-11am and Monday to Fridays 12noon-1pm. Cub Club is £3 per skater and all child skaters aged 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please note there is limited availability on each Cub Club session.

There will also be themed skating sessions and we are taking school and group bookings.

To register your interest for a school or group booking please email events@chorley.gov.uk

Visit checkoutchorley.com/christmas to find out more about Christmas events in Chorley this year.

Photos from the Winter Wonderland

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