PHOTOS: Residents beat the heat at ice skating rink

GLADSTONE locals will be able to beat the heat over these summer holidays with the re-instalment of Kirkwood Shopping Centre's ice-skating rink, officially opening yesterday.

Where? Kirkwood Rd Shopping Centre

When? From now, until January 24.

What time are the sessions? They're held from 9am-4.30pm and they start every half hour.

Contact? Call for more information; 0412 244 941.

Regular ice-skater Bridget Shaw said she's visited the rink every day for the last two years.

"School finished last week so I've been coming every afternoon," Bridget said.

"I've been to New Zealand to see snow but I picked up most of my skating skills from practising at the local rink every day,

"I got seasonal passes so I always bring a friend to play tag, we never get hurt just the occasional wet bum!" She said.

Leanne and her husband Jason Buchholz who run the ice-skating business said the rink will be open to the public until January 24.



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