Video: Chilling new ride towers 100ft over Leeds

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A CHILLING new ride launches at a Leeds ice rink today – and the YEP got a special sneak peek.

The popular Ice Cube attraction at Millennium Square opens its doors to the public today.

The new North Pole Star Flyer ride.

The new North Pole Star Flyer ride.

But as well as the usual ice skating offering, visitors can also reach for the sky with a cool new ride.

The North Pole Starflyer – which towers almost 100ft above the square – sees riders strapped into their seats whilst being whizzed 360 degrees in the air, taking in views of Leeds as it passes beneath their feet.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, tried out the ride for herself yesterday.

After planting her feet back on solid ground, she said: “It’s loads of fun. I quite liked the terrifying heights!

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“Being able to see Leeds from up there was amazing, it looks so pretty.”

Other attractions include the Snowslide – a 40m dry slope snow-tubing slide, plus the Snowball Adventure, which includes a giant obstacle course.

A ‘Frozen’-themed train ride and mini rollercoaster ride are also available.

The Ice Cube, which is now in its 15th year, will run until February 22. A weekly ice skating session for wheelchair users and disabled visitors will be held on Thursdays.

For more information, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/icecube.

Also, see Monday’s YEP for a special 2 for 1 offer.

l To watch a stomach-churning video taken onboard the ride, visit www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk.

John Foley, the chairman of Premier Technical Services Group

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