It's the first time people in this region have had a local ice rink and it is clear that the kids absolutely love it. It's said to be the first time people in the North have been given the opportunity to ice skate.
The rink which holds 30,000 litres of frozen water has been taken to venues across the country in recent years and has proven to be an enormous hit.
Apart from going to the pools or the beach, families in this region now have another option to take their children over the holidays.
It is predicted that the rink will be packed out with new comer’s right through to experts up until the end of January.
The rink will be set up in downtown Whangarei.