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Ice rink plans supported by Gloucester City Council

The ice rink would be part of the Kings Quarter regeneration scheme Credit: Stanhope

Plans for a new ice rink in Gloucester are being supported by the city council. Developer Stanhope are looking to develop a site at the new Kings Quarter regeneration scheme.

The South West has the fewest number of ice rinks of any region in the UK. The nearest international-sized rink is in Swindon.

Loss of thirty jobs as ice rink closes

Bristol's ice rink closes tonight after 46 years of business.

The Unite group, which owns the site, is planning to turn it into student accommodation.

When its closure was announced in January, thousands of people signed an online petition to save the rink and many protested outside the rink in the centre of the city to oppose the decision.

Its doors first opened to the public back in 1966. General Manager Eddie Pearson says it is a very sad day: