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Two New Ice Rinks Set to Open for Christmas

Since 2015, the Icelandic telecommunications company Nova has operated an outdoor ice-skating rink during Christmas on Ingólfstorg square in downtown Reykjavík. This year, as part of the festive season, two new skating rinks are set to open in Hafnarfjörður and Reykjanesbær.

The town of Hafnarfjörður will open a new synthetic ice-skating rink tomorrow, Saturday, December 11. The rink, which will be known as “the Heart Rink” (Hjartasvellið), will be situated on the parking lot behind the Bæjarbíó theatre and will span 200 m2. The rink will be open every day between 2 pm and 8 pm, excepting holidays, and tickets to the rink can be booked online. It will be open until January.

Writing on Vísir.is yesterday, Guðbjörg Oddný Jónasdóttir, Chairperson of Hafnarfjörður’s Culture and Tourism Commitee, stated that “the rink will be a great addition to the activities available to the town’s guests, serving to connect the Christmas village, restaurants, shops, and the bright Christmas lights of Hellisgerði park.” The rink is branded as “eco-friendly,” using neither water nor electricity.

The town of Reykjanesbær will also be opening a synthetic ice rink next weekend. The rink will be located in the Skrúðgarður park in Keflavík.

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