Ice Central Returns to Barry for a Second Year

Ice Central will return for an extended spell this Christmas following its hugely successful introduction last year.


  • Monday, 16 October 2017






Thousands got their skates on during 2016’s nine-day event, which saw Barry get its first ever ice rink, erected in a section of Central Park. And this time even more people will have the opportunity to sample the centrepiece of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Christmas events programme as it will be open for a full three weeks.


The rink opens at 5.30pm on Saturday 25 November following the Christmas Lights switch-on at King’s Square. It will run for 5 weeks until Monday 1 January, with 40-minute sessions operating until 6.30pm Monday to Wednesday and 8.30pm Thursday to Sunday.

Tickets are priced at £7.50 for those aged 16 and over, £5 for under-16s and £15 for a family of four.

Expert rink installers 11th Hour Events, who also stage the likes of Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland and Christmas Kingdom at the Celtic Manor, will again be responsible for delivering the Council’s premier festive event. 

“Ice Central proved enormously popular last year, with feedback overwhelmingly positive, so I’m thrilled we are able to bring it back for an even longer period this Christmas. The rink not only offers children, adults and families the opportunity to sample a little festive magic in the heart of Barry, it also brings large numbers of visitors to the town, which can only benefit local businesses.” - Cllr Jonathan Bird, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning

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Securing a space has never been easier thanks to the introduction of an online booking system. Skaters can either book ahead online, or come down to Ice Central and purchase tickets from the ticket office in person.



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