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Disappointment as Covid-19 forces cancellation of Cambridge’s North Pole event

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The North Pole event will be back in 2021 Picture: David Johnson Photographic
The North Pole event will be back in 2021 Picture: David Johnson Photographic

Covid-19 has claimed another entertainment victim as the North Pole event in Cambridge has been cancelled.

The ice rink and funfair, along with a selection of stalls and a new ice slide, were to be set up on Parker’s Piece ready for the first visitors in mid-November.

But the organisers, Arena, announced today (Monday) that their 2020 event will no longer be happening.

They said: “After careful monitoring and consultation with Cambridge City Council and having weighed up a number of factors, we have come to the disappointing conclusion that it is in the best interests of our customers, for us to cancel the North Pole, Cambridge.

“We are devastated to share this news with you.”

They added: “We appreciate your custom and support and cannot wait to return to Parker’s Piece 2021.

“If you have already booked tickets for this year's event, we will refund your tickets as soon as possible.

“We are so sorry for the disappointment that this will cause and thank you for your patience whilst we action the refunds.”

Skaters had been told to expect gold standard health and safety measures at the event as well as a Ferris wheel offering views of Cambridge, a three-lane 30m ice slide and an even larger ice rink than previous years.

For more, visit thenorthpolecambridge.co.uk .

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