The Kelpies get their own Christmas skating rink

kelpies in the snow at Christmas

Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies are to get a festive skating rink for the first time this Christmas as it looks to boost its income after it emerged its Helix Park home is currently running at a £600,000 loss. The council shocked everyone when they announced that the Kelpies were running at a huge loss , mainly because of the cost of maintaining the Helix Park and despite getting 800,000 visitors last year .

Falkirk council announced this week that tickets are now on sale for a family friendly Christmas skating rink beside the iconic sculptures that will be open from December 16 to January 7.

Reaction on social media has been very positive with hundreds of people eager to try the new experience of skating on synthetic ice that promises to be softer than the real thing for children and beginners.

The organisers also promise that the synthetic ice is an eco-friendly choice that will be gentler on the environment than traditional ice rinks.

The event promises to be just the first of many as Falkirk Council recently agreed a new five-year strategy that it hopes will help increase visitor numbers ( and hopefully income ) for the 300-hectare park to one million a year.

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The Kelpies sculptures are the largest works of artwork  in Scotland, and the largest equine sculptures in the world.

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The Kelpies are the largest pieces of equine art in the world , created by Scottish artist Andy Scott. The most successful Scottish artist of all time is Jack Vettriano .

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The Kelpies, Stirling Castle and the Falkirk Wheel  feature in this tour .

The Kelpies have become one of the top tourist attractions in Scotland with over  three million visitors in its 10 year history . The Kelpies have their 10 year anniversary next week .

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