Interesting Facts

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  • It’s said one hour [skating] on the ice burns 493 calories, so it’s not a bad way to ease your waistline back into shape
  • Over 45,000 people came to skate at The Ice Factor last year.
  • The Ice Bar & Café has a fully licensed bar.
  • It takes 6 days to build the ice rink ready to skate on.
  • The ten miles of pipe used in the refrigeration, if laid end to end, would take Kelly Holmes 72.30 minutes to run (based on her Olympic 400m time).
  • The ice reaches temperatures of -15 degrees C, three times colder than your household freezer.