It may have only been open for a few weeks, but in the short time since it opened, a South Leeds Ice Rink has experienced two exciting events.

The first occurred during the opening session of the Ice Rink at Tingley Garden Centre on 15th November, when there was a marriage proposal on the ice and the second event took place on the 23rd of November when Tingley Garden Centre welcomed Castleford Tigers players and JT the mascot to host an exclusive family skate session on ice for their business partners.

Laura Kirk, commercial director, Castleford Tigers RLFC was delighted with their ice skating experience: "Castleford Tigers' partners and families had a fantastic time ice skating for an exclusive event with Tingley Garden Centre.

"We were really grateful to have been able to offer this to our partners as it allows us to add more value to their partnerships with the club and gives them a festive "money can't buy experience" where they can enjoy some family time whilst interacting with our players."

"We couldn't have wished for a more exciting start to our ice rink season. It's fabulous to see people of all ages enjoying an exhilarating outdoor activity that brings people of all ages together," said Amy Walledge, ice rink manager.

Tingley Garden Centre's undercover boutique ice rink features festive music, festoon lighting and decorations. It can accommodate up to 130 skaters and is part of the centre's festive family fun programme that includes Santa's Grotto, Breakfast with Santa, Festive Afternoon Teas, seasonal menus, special offers and late-night opening.

Tickets for the ice rink, which is open until 7th January for pre-back-to-school fun, start at £5.00 for a child's off-peak ticket for a 50-minute session and skate hire. Visitors to Santa's Grotto at Tingley Garden Centre can get 10% off the Ice Rink prices when they book both activities together. Booking is online at

The Ice Rink is open Monday through to Saturday until 7 pm and until 4 pm on Sunday. Off Peak sessions are available Monday to Friday until 15th December.