|November 26, 2010||to||January 16, 2011|
Brighton get your skates on - Royal Pavilion Gardens hosts an outdoor ice rink.
Running until late January, the ice rink will be the size of three tennis courts to accommodate up to 200 skaters at any one time. Open from 10am to 10.15pm the rink is destined to become a focal point of the city around the festive season.
Brighton’s popular Due South restaurant will run a 200 seat bar and eatery, alongside a floodlit viewing area and public toilet facilities.
Around 130 seasonal jobs will be created in roles such as skating marshals, skate loans and catering.
Planning committee chairman Councillor Lynda Hyde said: “We’ve put in strict conditions to ensure the temporary buildings are removed and the grounds perfectly reinstated. There are also measures to control noise, opening hours, trees and the Pavilion itself.
“I feel this will be a very popular attraction, helping bring people to the city at a key time for our traders. It also provides us with an income to help maintain the Royal Pavilion. Generally it’s felt the advantages outweigh the disadvantage of the Pavilion being slightly obscured from view for a while.”
Royal Pavilion Ice Rink tickets cost from £9.50-£11 for adults and from £6.50-£7.50 for children under 12 and the one-hour skate times run from 10am to 10.15pm daily, on sale online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 847 2352.