More than 400 people – including celebrities, journalists and dignitaries – enjoyed the fifth birthday party of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion Ice Rink on Thursday, November 6.
The attraction is open to the public until January 18 next year.
At the launch ceremony, hosted by Heart FM’s breakfast team, guests enjoyed a performance by Dancing on Ice and X-Factor star Ray Quinn, who sang a song from his new EP, Old Soul, Young Blood.
Ray’s performance was accompanied by a stunning ice dance routine from professional figure skater, Iain George, to mark the world renowned Holiday on Ice coming back to the UK with their show, Platinum.
Both Ray and Iain will be performing in the ice extravaganza, which is showing at The Brighton Centre from January 6 to 11.
The rink’s bar and kitchen served up drinks and delicious canapés taken from its new winter menu, before guests took to the ice for the first time this winter.
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 soak up the atmosphere in the rinkside bar and kitchen. This offers mouth-watering patisserie and festive toffee apples for a Christmas treat.
It’s also a place where people can get a quick drink after work with the best view in the city or a full three-course meal with family and friends.
Visit www.brightoncentre.co.uk to book tickets for Holiday On Ice.