Free and Festive Skating Rink Set To Debut In Bishop’s Stortford
Published 17th November 2023
Couple putting on ice skates
East Herts District Council, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and Bishop’s Stortford Improvement District (BID) are debuting a festive eco-friendly skating rink at the disused Charringtons Car Park in the town centre. 

Open to the public on December 28, 29 and 30, the free-to-skate rink will be able to accommodate 50 people at a time, and skate times will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, with no bookings required. Skates will be provided, while sessions will run on an hourly basis.

East Herts District Councillor Sarah Copley, who is also a BID board member and town councillor, as well as Bishop’s Stortford’s Deputy Mayor, said,
“I’m very excited about the collaborative efforts between our local councils and the BID to drive footfall into the town centre over the festive period.

“All parties involved in the project are incredibly proud to be offering this space to our local communities, and are hopeful of additional events taking place between The Causeway and Charringtons in the coming months. 

“Whilst the holiday season can be a great time of cheer, it can also be the most difficult period of the year for some. We are delighted to be able to offer these skating rink sessions for free, so that all can enjoy it and create new festive memories with their friends and families.”