Ice fair will make square ‘sparkle’

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 October 2015

Ice skating. Photo by Vit Kovalcik.

Ice skating. Photo by Vit Kovalcik.

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An ice fair featuring skating and traditional Christmas market stalls will be set up in Clevedon this year.

Clevedon Pride will bring an ice rink capable of holding up to 40 people at once to Queens Square from December 5-6. The festival will also feature a machine cascading fake snow down on to the skaters beneath.

In addition to the ice rink, nearby Jenny’s café will serve a selection of seasonal food and drink while a variety of stalls will be available for visitors to buy a host of festive goods, including greeting cards and stocking fillers.

Mike Bisacre, Clevedon Pride’s event manager, said: “The rink will offer fun and sparkle in the run up to Christmas and New Year and we’d encourage friends and families to don their skates and get into the festive spirit.

“This will be a first for Clevedon and, together with the Hill Road Christmas fair and the spectacular lights promised by Clevedon Town Council, Christmas 2015 in Clevedon is something to look forward to.”

A dry viewing platform will also be available for non-skaters above the rink, while a host of festive entertainment will be on hand including Santa’s grotto, fairground rides and face painting.

Tickets, priced £4, will be sold on Saturday outside Present Company in Queens Square for a 30-minute skating session while skates from child’s shoe size eight to adult’s size 13 will be available. Money raised will be put towards funding future events.

Anyone who would like to get involved should contact Mike Bisacre on 01275 874097 or mikebisacre@blueyonder.co.uk


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