A TEMPORARY ice rink on the Arcade site opens to the public tomorrow.

The 12 square metre rink, on the corner of Hoe Street and High Street, will be open to skaters seven days a week.

Council leader Cllr Chris Robbins said: “This is without a doubt our most exciting and ambitious plan for the former Arcade site so far, and one that we know our residents are fully behind, having had them tell us that an ice rink was right at the top of their ‘wishlist’.

“As well as giving local people something new and different to try their hand at, we’re also hoping that this will bring in people from further afield and show them exactly what our part of London has to offer once they’ve tested their skills on the ice.”

The ice rink will open at 1pm tomorrow and will cost £3 for 40 minutes.

It will be open from 1pm to 7pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and from 2pm to 7pm Monday to Thursday.

Later tomorrow, at 5pm, the Mayor of Waltham Forest Anna Mbachu will switch on the Walthamstow Christmas lights in the town square.

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