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Gloucester Quays cancels 2020 ice rink

Following advice and guidance from Public Health England and the local authority, Gloucester Quays has made the decision to cancel this year's ice rink in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Victorian Christmas Market and Ice Rink has been a regular fixture in Gloucester for a number of years, but unfortunately neither will take place at the designer outlet in 2020.

Cancellation of the market earlier in the year, and now the ice rink, will be a blow for tourism in the city throughout the festive period.

Last year the market and ice rink attracted 530,000 visitors from Gloucestershire and beyond with 342 coaches visiting the centre during the period, a 21 per cent increase on 2018.

Centre manager Owen Acland said: "We understand this decision is likely to be disappointing for the many people who look forward to the festivities here at Gloucester Quays. The safety of our customers remains our number one priority and we are grateful for everyone's continued support".

The Orchard Street Markets will continue as planned taking place on November 7-8 and December 5-6, playing host to artisan creators from across the region.

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