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Slough Ice Arena now open

Residents have celebrated the reopening of Slough Ice Arena, one of the borough’s top leisure facilities.

More than 3,000 people came through the doors on Saturday 28 April for a free community fun day, hosted by the council’s leisure partner, Everyone Active.

Visitors had the opportunity to put their skills into practice during a number of free skate sessions and ice discos. They also had the chance to try out the new 25-station fitness suite and the centre’s Clip ‘n Climb and climbing walls.

Children took part in an interactive animal ice trail, enjoyed face painting, glitter tattoos, hair braiding and balloon modelling, and sampled pots of frozen yoghurt.

Residents were joined by track and field athlete, Perri Shakes-Drayton, and Dancing on Ice professional, Mark Hanretty, who performed an exciting routine before joining special needs skating group, SPICE, for their demonstration on the ice.

Councillor Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “We were delighted to see so many local residents coming through Slough Ice Arena’s doors, hitting the ice and having a great day out.

“The council is currently undertaking the biggest overhaul of Slough’s leisure infrastructure in a generation. This is the year of sports-led regeneration for our town and we couldn’t be more excited.”

It’s going to be a busy summer for leisure. The new Salt Hill Activity Centre opens to the public on Monday 11 June and the Langley Leisure Centre reopens later in June. These facilities will also be managed by the council’s leisure partner, Everyone Active - read more about the opening events.

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