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Seasonal skaters rock at Life’s outdoor ice rink  

Newcastle Uni Figure Skating Society gathered for a group photo.
Life's iconic logo is featured at the entrance to the science centre.

Life communications


Figure skaters from Newcastle University brought a dose of Christmas cheer to Life’s open air ice rink. 

The skaters from Newcastle University’s Figure Skating Society took to the ice rink in Times Square to perform a riveting routine to the fifties festive classic, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. 

Life’s outdoor ice rink, an established part of the festive calendar in the city, welcomed its first skaters at the weekend. The rink, which is made of real ice, will run throughout the festive season, providing skaters of all ages and abilities with the ultimate festive experience. 

And to officially mark the opening, members of the skating society performed a dazzling display on the ice. 

The opening of the ice rink signals the start of Life’s Christmas programme inside the centre, which includes a new magical 360-degree animated dome show, What Santa Sees; a thrilling live show where fire burns underwater; experiments to track down Secret Santa; decoration making and much more.  

Visitors to the science centre can also enjoy a thrilling live theatre show where fire burns underwater and ice makes water boil; turn forensic scientist to track down Secret Santa CSI-style; make Christmas tree decorations and much more.

Online booking is recommended for all festive activities at Life to avoid disappointment, and for more details visit our website.

Our society was very excited to skate at Life’s ice rink and we all had a great time skating outdoors. It was amazing to start the winter period in such a festive way!

Anouk Nesbit, president of Newcastle University’s Figure Skating Society

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