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Ice rink at St George’s Hall over the festive period

Prince Charles’ favourite building is to be transformed into an ice rink over the festive season.

A 12 metre by 12 metre rink will enable up to 50 people at a time skate around the magnificent Great Hall inside the Grade 1 listed St George’s Hall on Lime Street in Liverpool.

Skaters will be accompanied by a wide selection of music and to add to the seasonal spirit, hot chocolate and mulled wine will be available.

The building was re-opened by His Royal Highness earlier this year following a five year, £23 million makeover which saw it restored to its former glory, incorporating a Heritage Centre, upgraded courts and prison cells open to the public.

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Paul Clark, added:

“The ice rink will bring the Great Hall alive, attracting people inside and giving them a chance to take a break from last minute Christmas shopping and get into the festive mood in a safe environment.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Fantastic, lovely, brilliant. Since I read about this in the Echo on Wednesday, I’ve been waiting until today (payday) to call up and book a couple of tickets. The line has been engaged since 9am. I rang the 08 tourist office and was told I’d have to go down to the Heritage centre to buy my tickets in person. Another example of how organisationally we are being let down by the so called organisers of these events. I don’t want to go to town on my one valuable day off tomorrow; I should be able to book online or over the phone!!! How about people wanting to skate who live outside of the city, do they have to travel once to book the tickets then come back to skate. Organisers pull your head out your ars*s and think these things through. How hard is it to set up an online booking system or at least a well staffed phone booking line!!!!!…

  2. I think the price your charging is absolutely extortinate for 30 minutes plus a booking fee, its absolutely outrageous. I think its degrading for St George’s hall to be used as a makeshift icerink when Liverpool should have its own ice rink.

  3. Its not me of course its the Council / Culture Co.
    I don’t think the price is too bad but I agree it would be nice if Liverpool had a proper full time ice rink. I grew up near the one that was in Prescot Road in the ’60s. I never actually went in but the rest of the family did and it was good that it was there – very popular for a while.

  4. It can’t be a stupid question because I asked the same thing myself.
    No, the price includes use of skates. I should amend the post above to say this.
    You need to be there 15 minutes before your alloted slot to get your skates on etc.

  5. Would it cost me (under 16) to take a friend £12, plus the £1?
    And how would I pay the £1 would i have to go to town?

  6. I have tried all morning to get through on the phone and it is constantly engaged, because we live quite far away I didn’t want to chance going and then not being able to get in. Two disappointed children and one disgruntled mother, who has wasted a morning on the phone! If this event occurs next year maybe a better way of pre booking tickets?

  7. busy tone all morning, finally ringing for about 30 rings and went dead, back to a busy tone…………….welcome to liverpool

  8. Come to Manchester!
    It’s £8.50 for a whole hour (£7.50 students, £5 under 12, £20 family ticket) the rink is much bigger and outdoors in Picadilly Gardens. This includes skates.
    Much better value, professionally run and you can book online (onicepiccadilly.com)

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