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Bury St Edmunds Family Christmas Ice Rink

Start Date 14th Dec 2023 - 3rd Jan 2024

Our Bury St Edmunds BID, the arc Shopping Centre and Bury St Edmunds Town Council have partnered to bring you a synthetic family-friendly Ice-Skating Rink!

Between the 14 December and 3 January, this synthetic Ice-Skating Rink will be taking centre stage on Charter Square. With a capacity of up to 25 people, this advanced rink will provide icy entertainment no matter the weather!

And it is completely free of charge to come and have a go during the published opening hours!

It will be part of the Christmas In Bury St Edmunds Experience from a partnership hosting a variety of events from mid-November and through December.

The synthetic ice rink, provided by Odin Events, will be one of the most advanced available giving the closest possible experience to real ice but without the environmental impact and high energy use of keeping the rink frozen.

Every member of the family can enjoy the rink, even if they have never tried ice-skating before as a number of skate-aids will be available to help beginners. Families can just turn up and skate at the open sessions without having to worry about booking or hiring skates.

The Bury St Edmunds Family Christmas Ice Rink will also be supporting Gatehouse, which operates the town’s food bank, as its charity partner.

The rink will officially open on Thursday 14 December at 11am.

Public Opening Hours
Thursday 14 December 11am – 8pm
Friday 15 December 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 16 December 11am – 6pm
Sunday 17 December 11am – 5pm
Monday 18 December 12pm – 6pm
Tuesday 19 December 12pm – 6pm
Wednesday 20 December 12pm – 6pm
Thursday 21 December 11am – 8pm
Friday 22 December 11am – 5pm
Saturday 23 December 11am – 5pm
Sunday 24 December 11am – 5pm
Tuesday 26 December 11am – 5pm
Wednesday 27 December 11am – 5pm
Thursday 28 December 11am – 5pm
Friday 29 December 11am – 5pm
Saturday 30 December 11am – 5pm
Sunday 31 December 11am – 5pm
Monday 1 January 11am – 5pm
Tuesday 2 January 11am – 5pm
Wednesday 3 January 11am – 5pm

* Please note opening hours may change – check the website for details.

** Given the size and capacity of the rink and that it is free of charge, entry will be on a first come first served basis and at times you may need to queue.

The rink is available to hire for free, outside of published operating hours, by schools, community youth groups or those with reduced mobility. It is also available, outside these published operating hours, for private hire by businesses or groups of adults at a charge of £50 per session. All monies raised will be donated to the Gatehouse Charity. If you are interested in having exclusive use of the rink, as outlined above, please contact Mark Cordell for further information at