Residents “Get Your Skates On”

Residents ‘get your skates on’ as free ice skating comes to West Oxfordshire
Marriotts Walk in Witney and Market Square in Carterton are the locations for the free ice skating sessions. The sessions will run as follows:

Witney – Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th February, 11am-5pm

Carterton – Saturday 19th to Wednesday 23rd February, 11am-5pm

Tickets for each site and session can only be booked though the LoyalFree page on the Council’s website where available session times will be shown. From this page residents can also download the LoyalFree app for West Oxfordshire enabling them to access deals across the district from participating retailers.

Cllr Suzi Coul, Cabinet Member for Finance, said, “I hope that many local families will come and enjoy the ice skating over half term.  It is great that we are able to offer this opportunity to local residents, many of who are already using the LoyalFree app to access many discounts and activities across West Oxfordshire.”

The funding for this project comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of its Welcome Back Fund. The fund has been provided to encourage people back to the High Street and support business as a result of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities whether you are a superstar in training or a beginner just setting out. Come and show off your skating skills or simply have some fun with your friends. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

The LoyalFree app also provides trails that give users the opportunity to explore West Oxfordshire in a new way with routes like the Downton Abbey Trail and Witney Historic Sites trail giving an extra dimension to days out along with our special Valentines Day trail.

For more information on the LoyalFree app please visit