Cornwall gets its skates on

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By NigelB | Thursday, December 06, 2012, 12:46

The highly anticipated Ice Skate Truro opened on Wednesday, November 28, running (or should that be skating?) until Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Situated in the grounds of Truro Cathedral, the 25m x 13m rink is open from 10am every day except Christmas Day itself.

Alan Wallace, CEO for Truro Cathedral, said, "It's just brilliant to see the rink finally open for business and so many people enjoying themselves.

"Not many people know this corner of Truro, but it really is a beautiful place for a rink, especially at Christmas."

Already hundreds of skaters have taken to the ice and on opening night the Ice Queen herself stood on ceremony in the centre of the rink.

The buzz for Ice Skate Truro has been growing over recent weeks with a social media campaign on Facebook getting over 1400 fans in just a couple of weeks.

For those that like to take things a bit slower, the Cathedral Restaurant over looks the rink and is the perfect place to watch the pirouetting, twirling and inevitable falling from.

They are even planning special 'themed eat and skate nights' over the festive period, with guest dishes being planned and developed.

Ice Skate Truro has been installed by Cousins Entertainment, the company behind many of the top seasonal rinks across by country.

Set up Olympic Gold Medallist and Dancing on Ice Star, Robin Cousins, the company also stages the rink for the hugely popular TV Show Dancing On Ice.

Robin, who visited Truro recently, said, ""Cousins Entertainment are very excited to have created an Ice Rink in the grounds of Truro Cathedral for the winter season. 

"Truro is a beautiful city and I think it will provide tremendous fun for people of all ages to enjoy."

Skating sessions are running every hour and providing there is space on the ice, you can turn up on the day and skate.

Organisers are advising people to book in advance to guarantee their space, especially during the busy periods such as evenings and weekends.

Skating times have been extended on Wednesdays to coincide with late night shopping in the City that will continue into the weekend.

To find out more about Ice Skate Truro, find the opening times and to book tickets visitwww.iceskatetruro.co.uk or call the Hall For Cornwall box office on 01872 262466.

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