AN ECO-FRIENDLY ice rink has opened near Stroud. 

FX Live and Jolly Nice Farm shop, near Stroud, have come together to create a Winter Wonderland complete with Gloucestershire’s only eco-friendly ice rink. 

The ice rink, which opened on Friday, November 23, is in place until January 1. 

All snow and Winter special effects have been provided by FX Live who are based in Morton Valence.

Rachel Chalmers, FX Live senior account manager, said: "We were thrilled to be invited to create this wonderful project at the fantastic Jolly Nice Farmshop.

Stroud News and Journal: An ice rink at Jolly Nice Farm Shop near Stroud opened on Friday"It’s a fantastic venue which lends itself perfectly to creating some Christmas magic for the local community.

"Finding sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for the special effects industry is something that we’re incredibly passionate about here at FX Live and being able to showcase our Glice Rink, as the only eco-friendly ice rink in Gloucestershire is very exciting.

"We hope that Stroud residents and beyond will enjoy the experience as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it and that more UK venues will do the right thing and make the switch to these easily accessible sustainable alternatives.”