Christmas skating rink opens for holiday season
skating rink has opened for the Christmas holidays with dozens of
families heading there to enjoy it.
from community group Burnham Events Social Team (BEST) say they
are pleased with the support shown by locals.
synthetic plastic skating rink, located on Burnham-On-Sea's Lynton
Road Car Park, was formally opened by Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor,
Cllr Bill Hancock, on Saturday alongside Town Crier Alistair Murray
and local councillors Peter Clayton, Andy Brewer and Debbie Matthews.
rink is open daily from December 23rd until January 7th (except
Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Entry onto the rink costs £4.00
per person per hour, and the rink is open daily from 11am with the
last skate at 4pm, closing at 5pm.
Jones from BEST told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's great to be
open again for the Christmas holidays - we have seen many visitors
coming along already."
Peter Clayton added that locals have been giving plenty of support
after two break-ins at the skating rink's marquee over the last
few nights, prompting security to be stepped up with CCTV cameras.
He added: "Hundreds of people attended the opening event,
and over 140 children and parents partook in skating on the day.
We were delighted with the turn out, and all those that took part
thoroughly enjoyed it."
"We received a great deal of praise for all our efforts, and
those comments, and the look of joy, on all the childrens
faces made it all worth while. I cant thank my team enough
for making this happen, and creating a wonderful facility for our
Bill Hancock said: "I think this rink is a great asset for
the town - it's wonderful to see so many smiling faces enjoying
themselves at Christmas time!"
festive market was set up on the opening day, along with live music
from a local choir and singer Ian Kenna.