Tickets are on sale now for the South East’s coolest winter attraction – the beautiful Royal Pavilion Ice Rink.
The rink will open for its fourth year on November 9 to January 19 on the Royal Pavilion’s Eastern lawns in Brighton. The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is the UK’s first sustainable rink, using a green energy tariff to freeze the ice and power up the attraction.
Set against the exquisite backdrop of the former Royal pleasure palace, it has space for 250 skaters per session, with a beginners’ area with penguin skate aids and skate sizes from ‘just walking’ to adult, offering seasonal fun and a unique festive experience.
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion said: “I am delighted that the rink will be green again for the second year running. Ice rinks do use a lot of energy, but this is a wonderful attraction for visitors and people who live in the city and it just makes it even better to know that energy purchased on a green tariff will power it.”
Everyone is welcome to enjoy the view and watch the skaters in action at the stunning rinkside Bar & Kitchen, which offers heart warming snacks, delicious lunches and dinners, a great bar selection, with mulled wine and hot chocolate with marshmallows always available.
For adults the rink is a romantic destination for couples to enjoy skating followed by dinner and a bottle of wine, whilst groups of friends can enjoy their winter get togethers in the lively rinkside Bar & Kitchen overlooking the ice skating scene, with a range of good value meals and wines on offer as well as real ales and seasonal continental lagers.
For families, visiting the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink for a day out is an experience not to be missed during the festive season, conjuring up the very essence of Christmas, whether it be for Family Sunday lunch with Father Christmas, in December, or an early evening skate and supper.
Ice skating tickets cost from £10 for adults and £7 for children under 12 and the one-hour skate times run from 10am to 10.15pm daily. Concessions also available for students. Box office is open from 9.30am to 9.45pm, but it is advisable to book tickets in advance.