Brighton's ice rink starts to take shape

Work has started to install the ice rink at the Royal Pavilion for its 10th year.

Creator and operator Laine Ltd started building the seasonal attraction, which features an 880-square metre main rink and a 130-square metre rink for beginners, on Friday (October 11).

Skaters at the ice rink in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion. Photograph: David Levene

Skaters at the ice rink in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion. Photograph: David Levene

It is expected to be completed by October 31 to open to the public on November 2.

Those keen to be first on the ice, however, can sign up to the attraction's 10th birthday Skate-a-thon on November 1 in aid of Sussex Wildlife Trust's tree planting initiative Sussex Flow.

It is one way the operators of the ice rink, which has been powered by renewable energy since 2013, is increasing its efforts to protect the environment this year.

Managing director of Laine Ltd Shella Parkin said: “We’re passionate about skaters being able to bring in the festive season with us without it costing the environment.

“That’s why this year we have gone the extra mile to ensure that we minimise our impact, using clean energy to power our rink, supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust to plant thousands of trees, and delivering the highest possible performance in terms of energy efficiency and minimising carbon emissions.”

The seasonal attraction will be open until January 19.

To find out more, visit royalpavilionicerink.co.uk