Leeds's Ice Cube ice rink returns

Fun-seekers are invited to get their skates on and head to Leeds city centre this weekend for some ice cool entertainment.

The city's Ice Cube ice rink at Millennium Square opens for business on Saturday, and up to 70,000 people are expected.

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Leeds's giant glacial attraction is the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the UK. Now back for its 11th year, it runs until March 6.

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Visitors can have skating lessons provided by professional coaches and spectators can watch all the action from the comfort of The Snug Caf overlooking the rink.

People can also check out the stunning Edge of the Circle exhibition of large-scale extreme winter scene images, by Andy Rouse, in the Gallery shop.

Leeds City Council's executive member for leisure, Councillor Adam Ogilvie, said: "The Ice Cube is set to be a great hit again this year.

The rink's popularity has seen it more than double in size since it first opened and it is now about the third of a football pitch.

"Even if you're not keen on taking to the ice you can watch friends and family glide around Millennium Square from the warmth of The Snug caf."

Radio Aire will be broadcasting live from the opening.

Coaching sessions will take place from 9am to 9:45am every Saturday and Sunday morning from next weekend.

Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/icecube for more information and prices.

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