Skating at Balmoral

Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1960

Source

National Museums Northern Ireland - Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

02min 50sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Tourist Board

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Now gone, but once a Belfast institution, the ice rink, at the King’s Hall, Balmoral opened to the public on the 4th October, 1939. It was an immediate success, with the local press reporting that one thousand skaters “besieged the building”. This film highlights the appeal of the ice rink, with skaters of all ages and abilities taking to the ice.

This film was digitised as part of BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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