Christmas skating rink to open a week earlier than planned
Christmas skating rink in Burnham-On-Sea is set to open a week
earlier than originally planned, the organisers have said this
rink will be open to the public from Saturday December 5th through
to January 2nd in Burnham's Lynton Road car park, extending the
period that it is operational to a whole month from the three
weeks that were first announced.
organisers from Burnham Events Social Team (BEST) were last month
successful in their bid to secure a £16,000 grant from the
Town Council to enable the skating rink to go ahead, as we first
rink will be able to take up to 25 skaters at a time and will
be lit to allow evening skating sessions. It will be open for
seven hours a day and skating will cost £4.
Jones, Chairman of BEST, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "BEST
are delighted to be opening the rink earlier than originally planned
at no extra cost, extending the festive season in Burnham, and
giving people more opportunities to use the rink. We would
to thank everyone involved again for their help and I would like
to thank the BEST team for all their hard work."
rink is made of artificial or synthetic ice which the manufacturers
Ice Magic say is like real ice except it doesnt melt and
in all aspects has the same properties of ice albeit with a lubricant
that is used to keep the surface slippery.
ice skates can be used and the surface allows for all the potential
stops, turns, twirls and other gymnastics associated with the
District Council has also given its backing by waiving the rental
fees for the group to use part of Lynton Road Car Park for the
time that the rink will be operational.