The Ice Cube, the city’s coolest attraction, has returned to Millennium Square, once again providing the opportunity for visitors of all ages and abilities to try their hand at ice skating under the specially covered outdoor rink.
Organised by Leeds City Council with support from new event media partners Radio Aire, who will be providing the official soundtrack to this year’s event courtesy of Ice Cube Radio together with weekly special events, presenter appearances and on-air competitions, Ice Cube is now in its 18th year and will be open daily until Sunday 25 February 2018.
The Ice Cube will also be hosting a wide range of winter themed family rides and attractions including the new Radio Aire Snowslide, the North Pole Starflyer, the adrenalin fuelled Ice Jet plus a selection of other family rides for children of all ages. Tasty treats and hot and cold snacks will also be available for all visitors in the events new Igloo Café by Catering Yorkshire.
A special ‘first steps to skating’ tuition programme for Leeds schools children will once again be available during term time for schools to book and a weekly dedicated accessible session is also available every Thursday morning for wheelchair users and the disabled.
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “It’s great to see the Ice Cube back on Millennium Square and to see children and families once again enjoying such a unique attraction right at the heart of the city centre.
“This year we’ve had some new and exciting additions to the wonderful programme of activities on Millennium Square and I hope even more people will be able to come along and have some fun at Ice Cube.”
Ant Arthur, one half of Radio Aire’s breakfast show Caroline and Ant in the Morning, said:
“Radio Aire has been broadcasting to Leeds for 35 years and only by having great partners like Leeds City Council can we continue to be the only station dedicated to everything Leeds has to offer.
“We are so proud to be part of the event and have come up with loads of competitions to get you in plus some very special Friday parties.”
Admission tickets for all public ice skating sessions are on sale priced at (including booking fees) £8 adults, £6.50 children (12yrs and under) with discounts available for LEEDSCard or BreezeCard holders. For full skating details including session times together with further information for all other attractions can be found at www.leeds.gov.uk/icecube
To book call the City Centre Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or online at www.millsqleeds.com