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18th Aug, 2022

Get your skates on - ice rink coming to town centre park

GET your skates on – an ice rink is coming to Caldecott Park for Christmas.

The environmentally-friendly synthetic ice rink forms part of Rugby Wintertime, the council’s festive family entertainment programme funded by the Welcome Back Fund.

The ice rink opens on Wednesday December 15, offering free skating sessions from 1pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The half-hour skating sessions were fully booked within hours of registration opening online, but residents can still register on a waiting list to receive notifications when sessions become available due to cancellations.

Rugby Wintertime also includes The Snowman and The Snowdog Bricklive trail, which takes town centre visitors on a festive tour to discover characters from the much-loved animated film.

The interactive trail features 16 toy brick models, including four large-scale models perfect for memorable photo opportunities and 12 smaller models.

Participants can pick up a trail map from Rugby Art Gallery and Museum to help them find the models, answer questions inspired by each model, and return their answers to Rugby Visitor Centre for the chance to win one of a range of trail-inspired prizes.

Rugby Borough Council’s growth and investment spokeswoman Coun Jill Simpson-Vince said: “Skating in Caldecott Park promises to deliver a little Christmas magic to Rugby during December and, together with The Snowman and The Snowdog Bricklive trail, offers free family entertainment in the town centre over the festive season.

“The Rugby Wintertime programme promises to carry on our support for the town centre, boosting business and the wider economy in the run-up to Christmas.

“Our successful applications to the Welcome Back Fund have allowed us to support the town centre in a variety of ways, from safety messaging and advising businesses on trading safely following restrictions to bringing a beach and open air cinema to Rugby over the summer.”

The Welcome Back Fund has distributed money from the European Regional Development Fund.

Skating sessions take place until December 30. Visit www.therugbytown.co.uk/rugbywintertime for more information, or to download The Snowman and The Snowdog Bricklive trail maps.

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