BANDS are being brought in to serenade skaters on the Huddersfield open air ice rink.
Kirklees Markets has decided to bring in local bands to perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for the last two weeks that the rink is open.
The rink, at the Piazza, will close on Christmas Eve.
Skaters will be able to glide around to live music from 6pm to 8pm this Friday and next Friday.
This Saturday and Sunday, music will be played from 5pm to 7pm. The same will apply next weekend.
Friday bands will be focused more towards teenagers, while weekend music will be family friendly.
Maria Wilson, of Kirklees Markets, said: "We wanted to put on some live music to keep things interesting and give people something extra in the run up to Christmas.
"We have been looking closely at who uses the rink. On Fridays, we've found its mainly teenagers, so we have got bands to suit them.
"On Sundays, there are lots of families, so we intend to put on things like jazz and swing."
Since the rink opened on November 16, a total of 7,000 people have ventured on to the ice.
Kirklees Markets are awaiting a decision from Kirklees Council's cabinet on whether they can extend the popular attraction's opening until New Year's Day.
It is the first time Huddersfield has seen an outdoor ice rink in town - and the attraction has been a hit.
Aisha Majid, 27 from Huddersfield, said: "It's a great way to start the festive season with family and friends."
Daniel Lancaster, 18 is a student at the University of Huddersfield studying Business with modern languages and works at the ice rink part time. He said: "The ice rink is a great idea as it brings people into town.
"It's good to see people having a good time.
"The ice rink is totally packed out on evenings and at the weekend."