Garden centre ice rinks launch

Ice rinks at garden centres are opening up - though warm weather has caused a snag at one.

Fireworks launch Webbs ice rink
Fireworks launch Webbs ice rink
Webbs of Wychbold has had 8,500 booked to skate and expects 25,000 before the rink closes at the end of 3 January.
The opening weekend saw 1,200 take to the ice. Some 10,000 are expected to visit the grotto.
Chairman Ed Webb said: "We love Christmas here at Webbs and go all out to make it special for our visitors."
Among the many garden centres where skating is available this winter, Frosts has three rinks, while Ruxley Manor, Beckworth Emporium, Whitehall Lacock, Planters at Bretby, Waterside, Wentworth, Van Hage and Wyevale Cadbury, Huntingdon and Bicester Avenue are all hosting skaters.
Arena Group has been a popular choice to provide rinks. Ice Magic also supplies rinks.
However, warm winds have caused problems at Beckworth in Northamptonshire, meaning the rink will be closed until 21 November.


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