Icescape returns to Weston’s Tropicana

Icescape in partnership with North Somerset Council are delighted to announce the return of Icescape @ The Tropicana following last year’s phenomenal success.

Icescape will open its doors to skaters from Friday 19 October 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019.

The iconic Tropicana’s outdoor arena on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare will be transformed once again into a spectacular winter wonderland, where friends and families will be able to skate on the UK’s largest covered winter ice rink, enjoy some delicious festive food and drinks, visit Santa’s Grotto and much more.

Mark Smith, Icescape Director said: “We are very pleased to be coming back to Weston-super-Mare for another year. Last winter was a great success and we are looking forward to putting on another excellent event for the people of Weston and the South West to enjoy.”

Skaters can take to the ice – rain or shine – with the clear canopy above the ice which will be decorated with glowing festive lights. After their 45-minute skating session, visitors can relax in ‘The Lodge’. The covered seating area provides the perfect setting for a well-deserved drink or some tasty food and has great views of the ice rink.

No festive day out would be complete without Santa. Santa’s Grotto is an enchanting experience where children can meet Santa and his elves. Also, Pippen the Penguin will be back to see all his old pals and meet some new friends.

Cllr Felicity Baker, North Somerset Council’s executive member for leisure and tourism, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming back Icescape to the Tropicana. Last year more than 120,000 visitors flocked through the doors, travelling from all over the South West.

“I’m happy to announce we have secured a five-year contract with the organisers, meaning Weston will be the festive ice-skating capital of the region for years to come!”