Make a date for a cool slice of the Ice Cube in Leeds

Caption: Images of the ice rink and the Capital FM Snow Slide as the Ice Cube prepares to return to Leeds

The annual Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square in Leeds in the new year with the dates now confirmed for the popular winter attraction.

From Friday 25 January to Sunday 24 February 2013, the attraction organised by Leeds City Council with support from Capital FM and the Yorkshire Evening Post will feature a family-focused outdoor real ice rink with an adjoining nursery rink ideal for younger children.

Returning to Leeds by popular demand after being successfully introduced last year are the Capital FM Snow Slide - a 40-metre dry slope snow tubing slide - together with other winter-themed rides and attractions including the Glacier Run simulator plus the Dolomites Cafe by Casa Mia.

Advance tickets for any public skating session for the ice rink and general snow slide tickets will be available to book online or by telephone early in the new year, with those wishing to take to the ice being encouraged to book early as sessions are limited and are anticipated to sell out quickly.

For anyone struggling to find a fun Christmas present, ice skating lessons at the Ice Cube are now available. Open to people all levels and all ages from beginners to more advanced skaters, the four-week tuition programme run by qualified skating professionals is priced at £58 per person and will run every Saturday and Sunday morning as well as Wednesday evenings.

Due to the level of demand from previous years, those interested in taking part are advised to book early to avoid disappointment as there are only a limited number of places available. To book please call the City Centre Box office on 0113 224 3801 which is open Monday - Saturday between 10am and 6pm, or for further details visit the website at www.leeds.gov.uk/icecube.

Leeds City Council executive member for leisure and skills Councillor Adam Ogilvie said:

“The response to the new-look Ice Cube this year was really positive, with the snow slide in particular proving very popular with people of all ages eager to have a go.

“So we look forward to seeing more of the same in the new year, with lots of people enjoying the chance to take part in this great winter attraction in the city centre.”

For further information including pricing and timetables for all of the Ice Cube 2013 attractions, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/icecube for regular updates over the coming weeks.


For media enquiries please contact:

Roger Boyde,

Leeds City Council press office,

Tel 0113 247 5472

Email: roger.boyde@leeds.gov.uk