Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas skating rink is opened
MP and Mayor officially opened a new Christmas skating rink in
the town on Saturday (December 5th).
ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of the temporary
rink in Burnham's Lynton Road car park.
synthetic rink, which takes up to 25 skaters at a time, is open
daily with skating sessions costing £4.
hope it will be well used and that people will also support Burnham's
local shops afterwards," said MP James Heappey, pictured
on the rink with Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton.
He added: "I think it's a super facility and hope it will
become an annual Burnham tradition in the years to come. I know
there have been some who doubted it, but I think it's a wonderful
And Mayor Michael Clarke told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's
a great facility - great for the town, children, residents and
businesses. It's under cover too which is sensible at this time
of year, with a handy location right in the middle of the town.
It's a superb facility."
times are Mondays to Thursdays 10am-5pm, Friday and Saturdays
10am-7pm, and Sundays 10am-6pm. A session from 10am-noon each
Sunday is for under-10s.
rink is made of an artificial, synthetic material 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.
organisers from BEST secured £16,000 of grant funding for
the rink from Burnham and Highbridge Town Council in the autumn
to enable the skating rink to go ahead, as we reported here.
The organisers gathered with several characters from Disney's
Frozen movie for Saturday's ceremonial ribbon-cutting to
launch the skating rink.
Jones, Chairman of Burnham Events Social Team, said: "BEST
are delighted to have opened the rink and thank everyone involved
for their support."
The rink is under cover to allow skating in all weather over
the festive season.
Seasonal refreshments are also on sale to visitors at the skating