The Royal Pavilion’s first ever outdoor Ice Rink opens its gates on November 13th until January 16th and promises to dazzle Brighton this Christmas, providing a superb experience for people in the city, as well as attracting thousands of visitors from out of town.
Brighton’s ice rink will be the only one in the country to boast its own pre-school crèche, beginners’ area and ‘penguin’ skate aids especially for youngsters, and this should ensure it will be the Christmas rink for families to visit outside of London.
Shella Parkin of Laine Ltd, the organisation behind the attraction, said: “We’re really excited about bringing a real ice outdoor rink to Brighton for Christmas 2010. We hope to create a genuinely festive experience with a traditional feel, raising the bar for rinkside dining and going out of our way to make children and families feel welcome”.
It will also offer a new venue for businesses and organisations to hold their Christmas parties, with the fun of skating coupled with a stylish, quality covered restaurant and bar created by Due South, offering a range of menus food using the best of local, Sussex produce.
The 700 square metre rink has space for 200 skaters per session with ticket prices ranging from £6.50 for children and £9.50 for adults. The team behind the scheme, who are working with the Royal Pavilion and Brighton & Hove City Council, anticipate thousands of visitors.
“We are so excited to be bringing such a fantastic attraction to Brighton and such is the enthusiasm for the ice rink, that we are urging people to book in advance at Ticketmaster to avoid disappointment – tickets are on sale now,” added Shella Parkin.
Tickets can be booked online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 847 2352.
Only 50 minutes on the train from London, Brighton is Christmas shopping heaven with the independent shops of The Lanes and North Laine on the Pavilion’s doorstep, and Churchill Square shopping centre just five minutes’ walk away.
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