Revamped Slough ice rink opening delayed

Slough Ice Arena Image copyright Slough Borough Council
Image caption The rink was built in 1986 and was used to train stars featuring on ITV's Dancing on Ice competition

An ice rink used to train contestants for ITV's Dancing on Ice is to reopen in March 2018 after a £7.7m refit.

Slough Ice Arena, which was built in 1986, closed in November 2016 after the borough council said it was in a "shabby state".

The authority originally hoped the ice rink would open in December 2017, with an extension complete in April 2018.

A spokeswoman said opening the whole complex at the same time would mean less inconvenience for skaters.

Skaters and the town's ice hockey team, Slough Jets, currently use a temporary rink in a car park behind nearby Montem Leisure Centre.

Image copyright Slough Borough Council
Image caption The ice rink will remain shut for the rest of 2017 while the £7.7m redevelopment is completed

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