Low skater numbers force Kew to drop Christmas ice rink

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will be without a skating rink when it opens its Christmas at Kew experience on Saturday (12 December).

According to a statement from the west London botanic garden: "After five successful years of having a winter ice rink, we have decided not to have the event in 2009 due to declining skater numbers." Instead there will be a Santa's Grotto, carousel, and guided and self-guided winter walks.

 

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