Beat the rush to get onto the ice in Bury St Edmunds...
Advance ticket sales for Bury St Edmunds’ first ever real ice rink have opened earlier than expected as anticipation mounts for the seasonal skating sessions. Those who want to guarantee their place on the ice on a particular date or time or give tickets as a gift are being encouraged to take advantage of the pre-booking facility before the general box office opens.
The ice rink, which is being brought to the town by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Ourburystedmunds, will be in the arc shopping centre from December 5. It will be open every day, except Christmas Day, until January 3. During the first two weeks it will be possible to hire the rink for exclusive party bookings.
BID Director Wil Bryant who has been leading the project said: “We know that there are some dates that are going to be especially popular – the first day of the school holidays or Boxing Day for example – so we have opened up this special pre-booking facility ahead of the box office opening later this month. If someone wants to ensure that they can skate on a particular date or time or is looking to buy tickets as a Christmas present for someone, I’d urge them to use this special pre-booking facility so that they’re not disappointed by leaving it too late.”
The organisers of the ice rink hope that as well as the general sessions, which are expected to attract hundreds of visitors, it will appeal to those holding Christmas parties in the town who want to work up an appetite for their meal with a skating session before heading on to their celebration. Exclusive party bookings are available on weekdays and evenings, during the first two weeks of opening.
Tickets costing £8.50 for a session, which includes half an hour on the ice and free skate hire, can currently be booked over the phone or by email. Tickets for children aged 12 and under cost £5.50 and a family ticket for four including up to two adults is £22.50. To book tickets or enquire about hiring the ice rink for a private group booking please contact Jackie Regan in the Ourburystedmunds office on 01284 766258 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.