A Ruapehu District Councillor is hoping to bring an ice skating rink to Ohakune next winter.

Councillor David Nottage is determined to turn a $100k idea into reality and he is hoping sponsors will jump on board to help.​

The plan is to brighten up the winter blues by bringing a portable in a ice skating rink for the winter school holidays next year.

Visitors will get to skate on real ice under a eight-metre diameter dome resembling bubble wrap.

Nottage said the price tag was high but it wasn’t “unobtainable.”

“It’ll be nice to have a permanent ice rink because you’d think it would go hand and hand with skiing and night time activities.”


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