Our Bury St Edmunds BID, the arc Shopping Centre and Bury St Edmunds Town
Council have partnered to bring a family-friendly, synthetic ice skating rink to Bury St
Edmunds from 14 December to 3 January. With a capacity of up to 25 people per
session, the free to use ice rink will be located in the town centre Charter Square.
Provided by Odin Events, the rink will be one of the most advanced available giving
the closest possible experience to real ice but without the environmental impact and
high energy use involved in keeping a rink frozen. It will provide icy entertainment
regardless of what the weather brings.
Every member of the family can enjoy the rink, even if they have never tried ice-
skating before as a number of skate-aids will be available to help beginners. Families
can just turn up and skate at the open sessions without having to worry about
booking or hiring skates.
The ice rink will be part of the Christmas in Bury St Edmunds Experience from a
partnership hosting a variety of events from mid-November and through December. It
will also be supporting Gatehouse, which operates the town’s food bank, as its
The rink will officially open on Thursday, 14 December from 11am. Check online for
daily opening times but note it will be closed on Christmas Day. Given the size and
capacity of the rink and that it is free of charge, entry will be on a first come first
served basis and at times there may be a need to queue.