The North Pole is back in town for another season of wintery fun
Outdoor ice skating returns to Cambridge for the festive season again this year, with an added incentive to get your skates on.
In recent years Parker’s Piece has become a mini village featuring a traditional funfair and plenty of food options too, alongside the main attraction: The North Pole’s ice rink.
With 600 square metres, the rink has plenty of room for beginners and the more experienced alike. Skate sessions are 45 minutes and run throughout the day from 18 November until 4 January. And what’s more, this year there’s a chance to win £10,000 from your time zooming around the rink.
Just take a selfie of you and your friends or family having fun on the ice and share it on Twitter or Instagram with @HeartCambs tagging it #HeartIce10k to be in with a shot of winning the big cash prize.
With enough room to learn the basics or test your swift cornering ability, you’ll have lots of fun on the rink, but away from the ice there’s plenty of other fun activities, from the traditional to the modern. Check out the bungee trampolines, Santa’s sleigh rides, penguin bumper cars, ski slope, snowstorm and avalanche, plus plenty of fair games. The rides start from £2.
There will also be seasonal food and drink, including hot chocolate and marshmallows, mulled wine, warming cider and festive cocktails. Sample delights cooked on an authentic German swing grill, traditional German sausage, speciality gourmet and vegetarian burgers, as well as festive turkey and chicken stuffing rolls.
The Alpine cabin bar, a cosy undercover wooden lodge, will be open daily – perfect if you’re watching skaters rather than donning skates yourself.
Tickets to skate (11am to last session at 8pm) are £11.50 for adults and £8.50 for children 12 and under. Children must be at least three years old. Family tickets are £36, and concessions and season tickets are also available. Book your ice rink tickets before 18 November and get 10% off with the early bird discount.
The selfie £10,000 competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over. For rules and further information check heart.co.uk.