UK’s biggest ice slide heads to Cambridge as The North Pole ice rink and bar returns
Get ready for some frozen fun this winter with the return of The North Pole ice rink – and a huge new ice slide.
Turning the city into a winter wonderland, the ice rink will open on Parker’s Piece between Friday, November 19 and Monday, January 3. It will again feature the popular clear span roof, meaning visitors won’t have to worry about the weather.
Covid-19 forced the cancellation of last year’s event, with the organisers saying: “We appreciate your custom and support and cannot wait to return to Parker’s Piece in 2021.”
Along with the other attractions and stalls, this year’s event will also house a three-lane, real ice slide – the longest in the UK.
After a skating session, visitors can refuel at the Ice Bar, which serves bratwursts, hot chocolate with marshmallows, traditional mulled wine or cider, and much more, while the big wheel offers unprecedented views of the celebrations.
Rob Derry, ice director at Arena, which coordinates the event, said: “We’ve gone all out to ensure The North Pole is a true celebration of winter 2021 in Cambridge to remember.
“After last year’s lockdown during the Christmas period cancelling our plans, we’re bringing back the fun in more ways than ever.
“From introducing our enviable big wheel to the UK’s longest three-lane ice slide offering an exhilarating experience to visitors, there’s something for everyone at this year’s magical North Pole Ice Rink.”
Tickets for The North Pole are available now, with prices starting at £13 for adults and £11 for children, with discounted family and season tickets also available.
The North Pole is open from 12pm to 8.45pm weekdays (with the last skate from 8pm) and 11am to 8.45pm (with the last skate from 8pm). Closed Christmas Day.
For more information and to book tickets, visit thenorthpolecambridge.co.uk/.