Ice skating rink to feature at Kidzone

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THE new, surprise activity being added to the ILT Kidzone Festival line-up this year has been announced — a portable ice skating rink.
ILT Kidzone Festival director Sally Hayes said when this year’s theme Winter Wonderland was set for the festival, organisers really wanted an ice skating rink to top it off.
‘‘I am pretty stoked to get that one across the line for the festival for the first time.’’
The Polar Skating Rink, from Dunedin, was about 58sqm in size and able to accommodate about 20 skaters at one time, she said. Ice skates would be provided.
An estimated 10,800 children and their caregivers are expected to converge on James Hargest College’s senior campus over the six-day run of the annual children’s festival during the July school holidays.
There are more than 170 activities on offer to entertain children of all ages, including a variety of arts and crafts, highenergy activities and live entertainment.
‘‘All the favourite activities are back as well as some new exciting ones. It is a great way to fill in the July school holidays and entertain the kids,’’ Miss Hayes said.
Organisers were still looking for more volunteers to help run the festival.
‘‘We can never have too many volunteers.’’
Miss Hayes said tickets were selling fast, with Thursday, July 14, the closest to selling out.
Tickets can be purchased at the Invercargill i-Site at the Southland Museum & Art Gallery, or through the ILT website.
Tickets are also available at Southland District Council area offices and the Gore Visitor Centre until Friday, July 1.
Í ILT Kidzone, July 13-18, James Hargest College senior campus, Layard St. Tickets $15. For more information or to register as a volunteer go to www.iltkidzone.co.nz.

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