So n-ice to see the rink back

The ice rink in Lytham last year
The ice rink in Lytham last year
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Lytham’s Wonder Ice rink is back this weekend - to the delight of the town’s business chiefs.

The rink has been greeted as a welcome prime festive town centre attraction by Lytham Business Partnership, whose chairman Denize Ashton said: “This is a great opportunity for people to come into town after school when all the lights will be on, browse the shops, eat out and try out a bit of skating. It’s a really fun family activity, and nicely rounds off a fantastic year of events and attractions to tempt locals and visitors into town.”

The rink will be officially opened by Fylde mayor Coun Christine Akeroyd on Saturday afternoon and Denize added: “Along with Fylde Council, we are grateful to Alexei Kislitsyn and Natalia Pestova, the former international skaters who run Wonder Ice, for this great facility. Alexei and Natalia live locally and they love bringing this to town.”

The rink on Lytham Piazza will be open from 11am until late daily except Christmas Day until January 2 and Coun Akeroyd said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome the ice rink back to Fylde. It is festive fun for everyone to enjoy – residents and visitors alike.”

Coun Cheryl Little, chairman of Fylde Council’s Tourism and Leisure Committee, added: “Families love the rink and we are fortunate it is returning. Lytham Piazza’s cafes and restaurants mean families can sit and eat while watching the activities on the ice.”