Video and pix: The York Ice Trail attracts thousands into the city for a brrr…illiant free day out
The York Ice Trail is back – and thousands of people are coming into the city to enjoy the fabulous freezing art.
There are 37 ice sculptures to find (see our interactive map below) created by the talented artists at IceBox.
Run by Make It York, with the theme A Journey Through Time, the event runs today (Saturday, 4 February) and tomorrow, and the whole thing’s free.
The YorkMix bus is on Parliament Street, where we are broadcasting live. You can also spin the wheel and stack the cups to win prizes.
And if you can guess how much money is frozen within our sculpture, the Cash-asaurus T-Rex, you could win £1,000!
It is only one of a number of interactive exhibits. Visit the York Rose Diamond sculpture on Low Petergate to find out how you could be in with a chance of winning a diamond ring from Bradley’s York.
You can have a selfie taken as a bus driver at the York Park & Ride bus on St Helen’s Square.
There’s live ice carving on Parliament Street at midday both days.
And follow the York Quest app by the York BID (Business Improvement District) to find historical figures dotted around the city.
The York Ice Trail is sponsored again this year by York Park & Ride. Richard Harrison, from First York buses, said: “It’s just a fabulous event. Thousands and thousands of people come here.
“And you know, the Park & Ride and bus services are all about getting people to where they want to be, to go and enjoy themselves, meet friends, go to work, socialise, shop, all of those things. So, you know, us being part of this is absolutely fantastic.
“Up to three children travel for free with a fare paying adult on a Park & Ride return. So it’s great value.
“And of course, using the bus is a more sustainable way to travel – it helps to reduce emissions in the city and obviously keep down congestion, which is a benefit to everyone.”