Portsmouth ice rink delays opening because it's too warm for it to freeze

FAMILIES and friends hoping to start their Christmas celebrations early with an ice skate in Portsmouth will be disappointed today after organisers revealed the rink is yet to freeze.

Saturday, 17th November 2018, 11:44 am
Updated Saturday, 17th November 2018, 1:06 pm
Skate ice rink in Guildhall Square

Thanks to the recent warm weather, onlookers described the rink in Guildhall Sqaure as a '˜puddle'.

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In a statement on Facebook the organisers said: '˜Hi Skate fans, unfortunately, due to the unseasonably warm weather our ice is taking a little more time than usual to freeze. 

'˜This means that at this moment in time there will be no skating HOWEVER Moguls Alpine Bar will be open for business as usual and we hope to be able to skate this evening.'

Anyone who has a booking for today is asked to contact 02392 879559 or email [email protected]