BLACKBURN'S Planet Ice have told their customers they will no longer be able to re-open as originally planned.

Following the government's announcement on Thursday regarding the easing of lockdown restrictions being removed, bosses at the ice skating centre said they hope to re-open in two weeks's time, on August 15.

A spokesperson for Planet Ice said: "We understand this will be met with disappointment and frustration and Planet Ice share your emotions at this time.

"Our staff have worked so hard to get the buildings ready for opening on Saturday August 1 and we know we speak for everyone when we say how upset we are by this decision.

"The announcement has come as a surprise to all of us. We understand that people have purchased ice skating and we will ensure we deal with all customer concerns as quickly as possible.

"A further announcement will be made by us regarding moving bookings and we will honour all admissions for a future date and where relevant, refunds."

For more updates and information visit the Planet Ice website or social media channels.