Sussex ice rink opens for festive season

The south east’s most picturesque winter ice rink opens today (Friday November 7) until January 17 on the Royal Pavilion’s eastern lawns in Brighton.

Brighton Pavillion Ice Rink SUS-150611-125052001
Brighton Pavillion Ice Rink SUS-150611-125052001

With the former Royal pleasure palace as the backdrop, huge rink side bar and restaurant with a 40 metre terrace, this hidden gem of a rink is beautifully lit at night and is a great choice for those wanting to skate in a beautiful setting as well as sit down to eat après ice.

The 840 square metre rink has space for 260 skaters per session, with a beginners’ area, penguin skate aids and skate sizes from ‘just walking’ to adult.

There’s no charge for spectating for those who prefer to sit and soak up the atmosphere.

Picture by Brackpool 07973677017 20151105 VIP Launch of Brighton's Royal Pavilion Ice Rink winter season 2015. Pictured : Ambika (10), Sunny (8) and Ashu (4), Grace (10) and Charlotte (7) , Henry (9) Rhiannon (12) and Jess (10). SUS-150611-125040001

The rink side Bar & Kitchen offers snacks; festive toffee apples for a Christmas treat; drinks or a full three-course meal with family and friends.

Ice skating tickets cost from £10 for adults (aged 12 and over), £7 for juniors (children under 12) and the one-hour skate times run from 10am to 10.15pm daily.

Club Rinkidinks is 10–11am daily and offers children under five the chance to skate for free when accompanied on the ice by an adult paying full price.

There are also season tickets for those who want to learn to skate and concessions for students. The box office is open from 9.30am to 9.45pm, but it is advisable to book tickets in advance.

Buy your tickets now from,call 0844 8472352 or for group bookings of 10 or more call 0844 8471512. Photos by

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