Our Ice Rink and Winterland project proved to be a great success attracting over 57,000 visitors. Held in the grounds of Aberystwyth Castle and St Michaels Church between December 8th to January 2nd, approximately 12,000 ice rink tickets were sold with thousands more visiting the Winterland fairground rides and German Market Stalls. As well as attracting many locals and people from across Ceredigion, many visitors came from further afield including North Wales, Cardiff, Newport, Birmingham, Cambridgeshire, Stoke on Trent, Wigan, Telford, Kettering, Ipswich, Bristol, Bournemouth, Folkestone, London and Dundee!

Advancing Aberystwyth Development Manager, Matthew Newbold

“This was a very ambitious project for us and we’re delighted it paid off. The number of visitors exceeded our expectations and we’re grateful for all those that supported us. As well as the ticket sales we were able to record visitor numbers to the site by installing an on-site wifi hub. Due to its success we can confirm that it will be returning again in 2019 where our aim is to hold it for a longer period and expand on the German Market making it bigger and better!”

Advancing Aberystwyth’s Board of Directors would like to give a special thanks to St Michael’s Church for their support as well Aberystwyth University for being the event’s main sponsors.