Temporary ‘ice’ rink in Hastings a success as 3500 people put skates on

More than 3500 people took to the ice at Hastings’ temporary ice rink, despite a brief closure for bad weather.

The winter wonderland, set up by Hastings City Business Association (HCBA), saw people aged 4 to 65 get their skates on.

Association general manager Anita Alder said the ice rink in Heretaunga St attracted people from Hastings and beyond.

“The ice rink has been a huge success for Hastings CBD, with an overwhelmingly positive response from the public,” she said.

“The ice rink has welcomed more than 3500 visitors, locally from Hastings, as well as across Hawke’s Bay and nearby regions.”

Alder added: “Nothing is locked in at this stage, but it was such a hit so we’ll very likely get it back next year.”


First published by Hawke’s Bay Today – read the full article here.