All other rinks north of the border – totaling around ten – remain shut since March, with many still without a date of when – or if – they will reopen.

Rink owners warned that re-opening while social distancing regulations remain in place could be financially impossible without help from Scottish Government handouts, such as those given to the arts sector. Keeping ice frozen costs thousands of pounds a month, requiring large numbers of public skating ticket sales – and revenue from events such as ice hockey matches, which are currently suspended…

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