It is time to wrap up warm as Sunderland’s spectacular frost village, including a traditional Christmas market, real ice rink and fun fair, is back for the third year running.
The launch night, which was held on December 4, saw performances from professional ice skaters Lisa Brewin and Gary Beacom, who officially opened the rink. The rink will be open until January 7, 2018 from 12.00pm until 7.00pm.
“This includes the Christmas programme which has grown over the years to attract more and more visitors into our city centre.
“The switch-on of the Christmas lights with Pixie Lott was hugely popular, and we hope that the ice skating, live entertainment, and other attractions that are planned, will help make this year’s programme of festive celebrations very enjoyable for everyone.”
Lisa said: “I think temporary ice rinks like this are a great bonus to ice skating, just like Dancing on Ice is on the television. It brings skating to the forefront of popular entertainment and hopefully it gives another little boy or girl a chance to fall in love with the ice like I did.”