Search

Great weather for ducks as stars turn out for Canary Wharf ice rink’s grand opening

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 November 2010

Sharron Davies at the Opening night of the Canary Wharf ice rink on 12th Nov 2010

Sharron Davies at the Opening night of the Canary Wharf ice rink on 12th Nov 2010

Olivia Harris, (+44) 7881 810 878, www.oliviaharrisphotos.com

THE weather was better for swimming than skating as the Canary Wharf Ice Rink was officially opened last Thursday.

Skaters at the Opening night of the Canary Wharf ice rink on 12th Nov 2010

So no wonder the great and good of Canary Wharf chose to stay indoors with a glass in their hand instead of venturing out in pouring rain.

Guests including Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick and actress Cleo Rocos joined ice rink owner Brian Jokat to toast the opening on Friday night.

The ice was in use, however, as a professional dance troupe showed off some stunning moves despite the rain and former Dancing on Ice contestant Sharron Davies re-created tricks she learnt on the show.

“It a beautiful setting here – what an amazing place to skate,” said the retired swimmer. “It’s a great way to be outside and spending time with family.”

The rink was opened to the public the following day and will be in Canada Square Park until February 20.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser