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Valletta’s Defrosted Ice Rink Will Be Up And Running By This Evening, Organisers Say

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An ice rink in Valletta that defrosted due to “bad weather conditions” is being prepared today and is set to be open to the public by this afternoon.

Valletta’s Triton Square has been transformed into Santa’s Fairyland, with a musical carousel, a Christmas market and even a large Ferris Wheel being set up in the run up to the holiday season.

Last night, the first Sunday where the “winter wonderland” was open to the public, saw Valletta’s entrances crammed with families as thousands enjoyed the new attractions with their children.

However, one of the main attractions, a 900m2  fully-fledged ice-rink, had defrosted following the strong winds that hit the island recently, leaving a pool of water where the rink should have been.

However, Lionel Gerada, the Events Director at Malta Tourism Authority, has confirmed that the ice rink is being prepared today, as a newly uploaded video shows.

“The ice rink will be available this afternoon, in fact just this morning we uploaded a video showing the preparation of it,” Gerada told Lovin Malta.

“We’ve had bad weather conditions over the last few days, and the strong winds are some of the worst things for the ice,” he pointed out.

Aside from the rink, Valletta was positively slammed with people last night as lines trailed across Triton Square with kids lining up to enjoy some of the rides.

“Fairyland’s received very positive feedback – people are returning to Valletta and yesterday there were thousands, with added footfall to the nearby Valletta shops and busy Christmas market,” Gerada ended.

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