begins to opening of Burnham-On-Sea skating rink
group behind the project to set up a skating rink in Burnham-On-Sea
this Christmas is lining up a range of activities to support it.
comes after the 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 allow the project to go ahead,
as we first reported here.
District Council has also given its backing by waiving the rental
fees for the group to use part of Lynton Road Car Park, pictured
below, for the three weeks that the rink will be operational
from December 12th to January 2nd.
Kathy Jones, Chairman of BEST, told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the
group would press ahead with its plans which it was confident
would bring a new audience to Burnham for Christmas shopping and
the other events proposed during the town's festive-themed Frostival.
will be opening the rink early in December with a fun fair and
other crowd-pullers and it will be able to take up to 25 skaters
at a time," said Kathy.
will be lit and there will be carols and it will be fun for all
would like to thank everyone who has helped us so far and to assure
them that it will bring in residents and visitors alike."
those new to the town it will showcase what we have to offer and
no doubt they will be back once they see what we have to offer
especially in terms of independent shops, cafes and bars."
Rink will send out a message far and wide that we are a town which
likes to put on a show and welcomes families. We will be using
social media, the press and leaflets to let people know it's here
and we are confident it will draw in the crowds."
Rink will be open for seven hours a day and skating will cost
£4. For more details and how to get involved with BEST contact
Kathy on 07743355436.
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