'UK's biggest ice rink' shuts down day after opening

Itison has offered full refunds to all ticket holders and apologised for the inconvenience.

‘UK’s biggest ice rink’ Elfingrove in Glasgow shuts down on first weekend Itison

An ice rink in Glasgow has been shut down due to technical issues the day after it opened.

The winter attraction, billed as the UK’s largest ice rink, welcomed hundreds to its opening day on Thursday.

Elfingrove has transformed the grounds of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum into a winter wonderland – complete with a toddler rink for children under five.

However, organisers Itison announced on Friday that the rink had been temporarily closed due to a technical issues with the marquee.

Elfingrove in GlasgowItison

Organisers confirmed to STV that they hope the rink will reopen on Saturday, November 26.

Itison has also offered full refunds to all ticket holders and apologised for the inconvenience.

The company’s CEO and creator of Elfingrove, Oli Norman, said: “Despite our planning and engineering things like this happen that are out of our control, and we are heartbroken to be disappointing everyone due to come along today.

“The marquee company is on site and doing everything needed to fix the issue to ensure the event can reopen again as soon as possible.

Elfingrove in GlasgowItison

“Safety is our first priority, and the marquee company are working closely with the consultant engineering company to get the event open again as soon as possible.

“Our aim is to put on a brilliant festive event for everyone to enjoy during the darker months and we are gutted to have to close the event today.

“We apologise to everyone who had tickets to come along today and tonight. Everyone affected has been contacted and all ticket holders offered a full refund.”