Construction of Norwich Ice Rink gets under way in Castle Mall Gardens

The Norwich Ice Rink is being built in Castle Mall Gardens, Photo: Courtney Pochin

The Norwich Ice Rink is being built in Castle Mall Gardens, Photo: Courtney Pochin - Credit: Archant

It's almost time to get your skates on!

The Norwich Ice Rink is being built in Castle Mall Gardens, Photo: Courtney Pochin

The Norwich Ice Rink is being built in Castle Mall Gardens, Photo: Courtney Pochin - Credit: Archant

Norwich Ice Rink opens next week and builders are hard at work constructing a winter wonderland in Castle Mall gardens.

The floor has been laid and the marquee and lights have gone up so far, with the ice rink itself set to be placed over the coming weekend.

This year the ice rink will open on Friday, December 15 and run until Sunday 7 January, closing only

This year the ice rink will open on Friday, December 15 and run until Sunday 7 January, closing only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. - Credit: Archant

Snowy Joey, the popular 50ft bouncy castle shaped like a snowman, will be set up early next week, ready for the ice rink's grand opening on Friday, December 15.

Sponsored by Norwich Theatre Royal's Sleeping Beauty pantomime, the Norwich Ice Rink will run until Sunday, January 7, closing only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

This year’s rink is sponsored by the Sleeping Beauty pantomime at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo:

This year’s rink is sponsored by the Sleeping Beauty pantomime at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Norwich Theatre Royal - Credit: Archant

Opening hours will be from 10am to 9pm daily, with the last skate session starting at 8pm.

Tickets cost £12 per adult and £8 for a child.

This year’s rink is sponsored by the Sleeping Beauty pantomime at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo:

This year’s rink is sponsored by the Sleeping Beauty pantomime at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Norwich Theatre Royal - Credit: Archant

For more information visit icerinknorwich.co.uk