Ice skating to take center stage in city this winter, says NPDC

31 May 2018

NPDC’s “See it in the City” has a feast of events to keep New Plymouth’s city centre buzzing over the cold winter days and nights.

NPDC Councillor Shaun Biesiek says the “See it in the City” Ice Skating rink will open on 28 June and runs until 15 July.

“We've got an exciting line up of family friendly entertainment to keep everyone warm this winter, funded from car parking revenue. The state of the art, eco-friendly rink at Egmont carpark is housed in a marquee of lights and features an upbeat sound system. We’ve also got the first ever restaurant week and the Right Royal Cabaret Festival,” says Councillor Biesiek.

FEASTival starts on 5 June and is the first time the region has had a restaurant week to promote cafes and eateries. “See it in the City” is a founding sponsor for the event which promises unique mouth-watering menus from $20 per person.  

FEASTival creator Rachel Church thanked See it in the City for its help, support and funds to get the event off the ground and says she is delighted to be supporting the On The House charity through the Feast for All event next Thursday. “To create an event that helps such a wonderful charity in our first year is really meaningful to me,” says Ms Church.   

NPDC’s parks team has put seasonal vegetables in six planters and will put these in the CBD when FEASTival starts on Tuesday. These will then be given to On The House to distribute to families.

NPDC’s “See it in the City” has also helped to fund the Right Royal Cabaret Festival which runs from 28 June to 1 July. The event, organised by TAFT, promises to be a wild weekend of cabaret, comedy and burlesque.

NPDC’s “See it in the City” was set up in 2017 to boost New Plymouth’s city centre and has organised a number of fantastic free events, including a market day, the taste of the NZ Tattoo & Art Festival, the Waitangi Day celebrations, Americarnival, Velo Deus 20, Escapefest, Newtopia Multimedia Festival and Shape & Sounds.

For more information, head to See it in the City’s Facebook page.


See it in the City Ice Skating