Joey Essex to open ice rink

Joey Essex will be opening the Christmas ice rink in Reading's Forbury Gardens on 9 December at 7pm.  He will be joined by Wills Childs, Amy Childs brother, who will be singing and compering the opening event. joey essex 7_web.jpg

The real ice rink in Forbury Gardens is set to be the centre piece of an exciting programme of festivities in Reading’s town centre.  Reading Winter on Ice will operate from 9 December to 4 January and will cap the town centre’s festive programme.  

The purpose built real ice rink will measure 30m x 12m and with a capacity of 120 skaters per session will take pride of place beneath the Maiwand Lion. Other activities will include a magical Santa’s Grotto, themed Christmas rides and - for the more adventurous - a thrilling 50 metre zip wire. Festive chalets will sell a range of seasonal gifts, and daily entertainment comes from local bands and carol singers.

Full details of all Christmas events, late opening shopping hours in December as well as Christmas menus and all the ‘Super Cool’ Christmas events can be found at Super Cool Christmas in Reading. A Christmas leaflet celebrating all the festive events and providing information on Christmas shopping and dining will be available throughout Reading from late October.  Online booking for Reading Winter on Ice is open now at



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