The Widnes Planet Ice Ice Rink is conveniently situated just 5 minutes from junction 7 of the M62 motorway. Located on the clearly signed, Hive Retail and Leisure Park, the rink is within a five minute walk of two large budget hotels, Travelodge( Fiddler’s Ferry Rd) and Premier Inn( next door to rink). There is a Vue Cinema complex and Laser Quest , next door. Nando’s and Frankie and Benny’s, share the large car park with the rink.Two pubs, with carvery provision and buffet choice are just a three minute walk away. Costa Coffee, Marks and Spencer and a Tesco superstore are on the neighbouring retail park.
During play off weekend, the rink will operate an enlarged licensed bar and there will be an extended food menu including pizzas, giant hot dogs etc. The rink has three hundred and fifty seats behind the player benches, a balcony area and clear viewing, through plexi glass, around the rink. A small mini rink is available for children’s skating and family skating sessions will operate throughout the weekend.
There are plenty of excursions within a half hours drive. Chester and the zoo and the nearby Cheshire Oaks Discount Retail Park, can be reached via the M56. Manchester and the Trafford Centre provide further retail therapy ! In nearby Warrington, the Gemini Retail Park offers giant Ikea and Marks and Spencers stores and alongside is Gulliver’s Family Theme Park.Travelling West along the M62 brings you to the heart of Liverpool , with the Beatles Experience, Albert Dock and Museums and Liverpool One – the retail heart. Knowsley Safari Park is just across the M62 and twenty minutes away.