Snow In The Caribbean

The first ice rink, complete with a small real snow indoor play area, has opened in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad And Tobago.

Christened the Ice Caribbean Entertainment District (or ‘ICED’ for short), the facility is located at  La Romaine.

A sizable crowd are reported to have gathered outside the facility ahead of its scheduled opening.

The ICED building has three levels with ice skating rinks on the second and third floors and the snow playgrounds on the ground floor. There are two of these playgrounds in temperature-controlled rooms where the snow is delivered from chutes in the ceiling.

For most visitors it is the first experience of ice and snow, with the ice skating a key attraction for teens and adults and rentals and professional tuition available.

Canadian World Figure Skating champion and Olympic medallist Elvis Stojko is an ICED brand ambassador and commented,

“Canada has a rich heritage in winter sports like hockey and figure skating, so for me to have the chance to share my passion for the ice with Trinidad and Tobago is an amazing opportunity.”