We have secured an agreement to provide a winter outdoor ice rink at the prestigious Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill for at least 3 years.
Supported by Mid Sussex District Council, Places for People Leisure and Blue Martini Group, this project is adopting a different approach to most winter rinks.
This community ice rink will provide ice time for hockey skaters, figure skaters, ice dancers and disability groups, plus offer sessions for parent & toddlers, 50+ and after school clubs. We will also run a Learn to Skate programme giving local people an opportunity to develop their skating skills once the Christmas ice rinks have closed down.
As well as providing a social hub where local people can enjoy time with family and friends, we believe this ice rink will provide an ideal environment to get active, learn new skills and improve skating abilities. In the long term we are aiming to demonstrate enough demand for a permanent ice rink to be considered in the area.
Open 7 days a week from 8am until 10pm, the project will also include a skate shop, cafe and seating area for spectators. Skate hire and penguin skate aid hire will also be available.
We have secured enough capital to start this project so are now looking for pledges to provide additional funds for running costs and marketing resources.