Saffron Walden's ice rink gets off to a smooth start
PUBLISHED: 17:24 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 20:28 04 December 2017
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The ice-rink on Saffron Walden Common got off to a smooth start when it opened on Saturday, December 2 with families enjoying the skating, the falling over and the warming up again with hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
The rink is made of plastic and therefore will not melt if the weather warms up and is not so cold when your skates end up over your head rather than beneath your feet.
Highly popular was a special ski lift photo booth, allowing families to take their photographs against an alpine backdrop without ever leaving the ground.
Inside a series of tipis, was a marshmallow toasting station, a bar, German sausages and drinks of hot chocolate on sale.
The rink will be open this weekend, December 9-10 and again on December 16-17.
It has been set up by two businessmen in the town, Jason Coles head of 3D Events and Robert Casson of the Cambridge Tipi Company. Prices are £8 adults and £7 children up to 16 and £6 for ages four to seven, including skate hire.