Letchworth outdoor pool is set to be transformed into a festive ice skating rink for the Christmas period.

From Saturday, November 18, the covered rink will open on the terrace of the pool in Norton Common, off Icknield Way.

Children as young as four can take to the ice, with group bookings also available. 

The café will be offering a variety of festive treats and hot drinks to warm you up while you’re there.

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Councillor Steve Jarvis, executive member for leisure, said: "We’re excited to bring the ice rink back this year. We had a great response last year with positive feedback.

"It will no doubt be a spectacular addition to the Letchworth scene for the Christmas period."

Cllr Mick Debenham, deputy executive member for leisure, added: "What a great activity to have in our town for the period leading up to Christmas. 

"Why not build in a trip on the ice with some shopping in the town to pick up your Christmas goodies?"

The Outdoor Pool and Skate Letchworth, among other facilities in the North Herts district, are provided on the council’s behalf by Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL).

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James Bliss, regional contract manager at SLL, said: "The outdoor pool is the perfect destination for budding skaters this winter. Skate Letchworth is a great activity to have some festive fun with friends and family."

Whether it’s your first time on the ice or you’re a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome.

Skate Letchworth is open from Saturday, November 18 until Sunday, January 7.

To book, go to www.sll.co.uk/skateletchworth.