York & North Yorkshire

York ice rink organisers find new venue after noise row

The Ice Factor at the Eye of York
Image caption The Ice Factor was told it had to move after last year's event

York's Christmas outdoor ice rink is moving from the city centre after after complaints its noisy music was disrupting trials at the crown court.

The Ice Factor was told it had to move from its site at the Eye of York after the crown court said the event was "incompatible" with its operations.

The event's organisers were unable to find another suitable site in the city centre.

They now hope to move the rink to York Designer Outlet three miles (5km) away.

The Ice Factor has applied to the city council for planning and licensing permission.

Producer James Cundall said the new venue would allow for a larger ice rink, bar and cafe.

Councillor Andrew Waller, leader of the city council, said: "This is great news for the city.

"Whilst applications are still being reviewed, we are positive that everyone will want to see this special Christmas attraction return.

"I fully support this move though I am very sad to see the event not return to the city centre."

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