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Big Freeze means ice is nice at The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Pavilion - Hugo Philpott

Tickets have gone on sale for the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, which opens in Brighton on November 7 until January 17, as organisers predicted a special skate year if the forecasted big freeze happens this winter season.

Said Shella Parkin, CEO of Laine Ltd, creator of the rink, “Forecasts for the coldest winter for 50 years might be bad news for some, but could promise for a great year of skating and we hope that all our fans will come back again this year for some more fun at the most beautiful outdoor ice rink in the South East. If the snow really does fall, it will bring a little extra magic to the rink in its sixth year in Brighton.”

With the former Royal pleasure palace as the backdrop, huge rink side bar and restaurant with a 40 metre terrace, this hidden gem of a rink is beautifully lit at night and is a great choice for those who want to skate in a beautiful setting as well as sit down to eat après ice. With all of Brighton’s gorgeous independent shops on its doorstep and just 50 minutes from Victoria by train, you can get a little Christmas shopping in too.

The huge 880 square metre rink includes a beginners’ area, penguin skate aids and skate sizes from ‘just walking’ to adult. There’s no charge for spectating for those who prefer to sit and soak up the atmosphere. The stunning rink side Bar & Kitchen offers mouth-watering patisserie snacks; Christmas treats; a quick drink with the best view in the City and scrumptious sharing platters for families and friends to enjoy.

Ice skating tickets cost from £10 for adults (aged 12 and over), £7 for juniors (children under 12) and the one-hour skate times run from 10am to 10.15pm daily. Club Rinkidinks (10am – 11am daily) offers children under five the chance to skate for free when accompanied on the ice by an adult paying full price. There are also season tickets for those who want to learn to skate (check website for details) and great concessions for students. The box office is open from 9.45am to 9.45pm, but it is advisable to book tickets in advance.

Buy your tickets now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/royal-pavilion-ice-rink,call 0844 8472352 or for group bookings of 10 or more call 0844 8471512.

Find out more at www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk