Ice skating returns to Doncaster just in time for half term fun

The Doncaster Dome is once again able to open its famous ice rink and welcome back families just in time for half term.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 8:29 am

The popular ice rink closed in November 2020 due to lockdown restrictions.

It is now ready to reopen today (May 28) as part of the Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust’s (DCLT) phased response to the easing of lockdown restriction.

Kraig Kelly, head of Leisure at DCLT, said: “We are really looking forward to reopening the Ice Rink at Doncaster Dome and once again welcoming ice skaters back to the venue.

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“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome back our customers and offer them a brilliant experience on the ice, with freshly sharpened skates and a new timetable of session times.“While the ice rink has been closed, we’ve taken the opportunity to give the area a refreshing new look with an alpine theme and improved toilet facilities.

“We know how important exercise is for people’s well being, and we’ve taken carefully thought out measures to ensure everyone feels safe when they arrive and while skating.”The ice rink will be open throughout half term with daily sessions at 10am, 12pm, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm.

Family fun for the half term.

There will be a reduced number of people on the ice during each session and everyone entering the rink will need a ticket to access the area.

Extra cleaning and sanitation measures will be carried out in between each session.

Bookings must be made online in advance - it is recommended that customers check session times around the Bank Holiday if they wish to travel on this day as they may vary.

New measures include mandatory face masks while using the reception and waiting areas, a one way system and optional face mask wearing while skating on the ice.

To find out more or to book, visit: www.dclt.co.uk/bookiceskating

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