New ice cream bar opening soon in Skegness
Ice Experience comes to Sky Pier at The Hive entertainment complex on Grand Parade in the summer, with temperatures of -20℃ and an adventure for the whole family.
Following the closure of The Ice Experience in London, the attraction will be the only one of its kind in the UK.
It was hoped the bar would be open by Easter, but owner Taj Bola told Lincoinshire World the impact of the pandemic had delayed construction and made it difficult to acquire vital exhibits such as ice sculptures.
However, the complex is now ready to excite visitors. The latest statement describes the venue as: “The UK’s only ice cream bar and the coolest place in Skegness – be transported to another world and have a totally unique experience.
“Sip frozen drinks among giant frozen sculptures and a real ice bar.”
Two new themed bars will include an ice bar itself and then a ski lodge-themed waiting bar where families can get ready to go in search of the Skegness Yetti.
It will bring the total investment in the complex to £4.5million, 11 bars over five floors.
In an earlier interview, Richard Hutchinson, the resort’s manager, said the Covid-19 restrictions had been disappointing, which meant the opening of the new attraction had to be delayed.
“We are really excited about the new bars and disappointed to have to delay the opening until later in the year,” he said.
“When we open we will probably be the only one in the UK with London closed and the uncertainty around the one in Glasgow which is currently closed.
“Ours will be different because rather than just being an ice cream bar, we’re turning it into a daytime experience for the whole family.
“They will go into the ski lounge and then take a guided tour in search of the Skegness Yetti before entering the ice bar itself.
“Covid restrictions permitting, coats and hats will be provided so people don’t have to worry about it getting too cold in their summer clothes.”