2016 saw the specialist Arena Ice division enjoy a fourth year of growth with new MD James Anderson. 

Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, and Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival, were a selection of the new venues among the 17,000 sqm of temporary turnkey ice rinks Arena Ice supplied.

Arena Group’s extensive resources mean that all of the ancillary structures and support services are offered to create fully operational skating venues, including rental skates, customer lockers, maintenance and resurfacing machines and staff.

Along with Arena’s aluminium rink technology, which gives improved freezing properties to keep ice frozen through milder weather, the under-ice LED technology developed by Arena Ice in 2015 continues to be a popular visual feature.  Arena Group’s creative Interiors team working with Spaceworks Furniture Hire mean that event branding and sponsor requirements are also incorporated into the overall experience.

Throughout the busy festive period, 27 rinks have been installed including Canary Wharf, Westfield, Natural History Museum, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Aberdeen, Van Hage and Ruxley Manor.