PLANET Ice will reopen its ice rink tomorrow.

The 2,600-seater stadium has been closed for several weeks while workers removed the ice pad, replaced roughly six kilometres of piping and removed a hump found near the centre of the rink.

A new trench was dug on the east side of the Lower Audley Street rink to help with underfloor cooling and heating systems.

A Planet Ice spokesman said it will open at midday on Saturday.

The spokesman said: "Blackburn's ice arena is back.

"We re-open to the general public at midday.

"Come with the whole family and be the first to skate on this fantastic new ice rink and make history. "

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph last month, Mark Halliwell, general manager said: "I'm really pleased all the hard work is beginning to show.

"We are really excited to get the rink back open for the Hawks and the public to enjoy once again."