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Ice rink arrives in Felixstowe – free skating for all ages

PUBLISHED: 15:46 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:46 18 December 2017

People enjoying the ice rink last year. Picture: FELIXSTOWE TOWN COUNCIL

People enjoying the ice rink last year. Picture: FELIXSTOWE TOWN COUNCIL

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Felixstowe town centre will again play host to an ice rink this Christmas – with the attraction set to open on Wednesday.

The rink opens at Great Eastern Square, Hamilton Road, at 11am, offering public skating free of charge between 11am to 7pm until Saturday. Skates of all size are provided and there is no need to book.

The event is organised by Felixstowe Town Council with support from the East of England Co-op.

Mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber said: “It is another great event for Felixstowe. Many thanks to The East of England Co-op for their continued support and I am sure it will be very popular.”

Andrew Dawes, head of specialist retail at the Co-op, said: “We’re very pleased to have once again been able to offer our support and are looking forward to welcoming the ice rink back to Great Eastern Square. It’s a great activity for all the family, growing in popularity over the years. I’m sure this winter will be no exception.”

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