Free ice rink opening in Croydon next week

A synthetic rink is going to be created at Valley Retail and Leisure Park in the car park opposite Boots.

The icy attraction off Purley Way is particularly aimed at children and will be open from Friday, December 16, to Friday, December 23, so it will be the perfect opportunity to keep the youngsters entertained during a shopping trip or can be added to a meal out or visit to the cinema.

This will be the first time an ice rink has been installed at the retail park.

Jerry Obaka, Valley Retail and Leisure Park’s facilities manager, said: “We can’t wait to see everyone getting into the Christmas spirit on our ice rink next week.

“We wanted to do something extra special for the people of Croydon this Christmas, so to be able to open our first Valley Ice Rink is brilliant.

“We hope everyone has a fantastic time on our free skating rink and I am sure the team at Valley Retail and Leisure Park will enjoy getting their skates on too.”

People can enjoy a free skating session on any of the days it is open between 10am and 7pm.