AST AST STANDARD The charming attraction at the classic Advent and Christmas markets STANDARD ICE RINKS ICE RINKS Christmas markets all over the world are currently experiencing a real boom. Year after year they are getting bigger and bigger and are offering to their enthusiastic audience more and more attractions. At the heart of these Xmas markets, around 300 AST ice rinks throughout Europe provide a very spe- cial Christmas atmosphere and, above all, a joyful winter experience. And visitors in a good mood are always happy to buy! The fact that this circumstance and the anticipation of the forthcoming Christmas season not only attracts tourists, but also the local population to the city cen- tres during this time, where they do their Christmas shopping, has been recogniced as a real advantage by innovative city marketing agencies and has developed into a real and highly lucrative business. In many cases, customers benefit from renting mobile sales and storage huts, skate racks incl. dryers, skating aids and alpine curling game sets in addition to their skating rink. AST mobile ice rinks are freely configurable in their rental period, size, board type and layout as well as additional equipment. For ensuring best possible ice quality during the ice rink operation, an extensive fleet of ice resurfacing machines are at disposal which AST´s customers are using with appreciation.