Event production company, 11th Hour has secured a four-year contract providing the Christmas ice rink, power and staffing to Leicester’s Jubilee Square, starting from the 2019 festive season.

The Square’s Christmas offering is organised by Leicester City Council, which has engaged 11th Hour to deliver a 40-metre ice trail in addition to a 40m x 17m main rink.

Commenting on the new contract, 11th Hour’s business development manager, Jason Venables said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Leicester City Council for the Jubilee Square Christmas entertainment.

“Providing ice rinks is one of our specialties as an event production company and with the addition of Leicester we’ll be providing seven rinks across the UK for the 2019 festive season.”

Creating the Jubilee Square ice rink isn’t without its challenges, as 11th Hour had to navigate uneven ground, lampposts and permanent furniture in the square over the course of the build.

City council officer, Peter Soulsby said: “The real ice rink is back again, but this time there will be a new outdoor section for skaters to enjoy – so it’s bigger and better for 2019.

“I hope that people will enjoy everything the city has to offer this Christmas, whether they’re skating on ice, shopping for gifts, having a meal, watching a show or simply enjoying Leicester’s fabulous Christmas lights.”