Skaters campaign for Brighton ice rink

Posted On 25 Feb 2010 at 9:20 am

A club has been formed to bring back an ice skating rink to Brighton or Sussex after thousands joined Facebook groups with the same aim.

The Sussex Ice Skating Club is trying to get financial backing for a new ice rink similar to the one which once operated in Queen’s Square, which closed in 2003.

The site has since been sold by Brighton and Hove City Council to developer who plans to build a hotel there.

Abi Feldwicke said: “Having meet through the Facebook groups Bring Back Sussex Ice Rink‘ and ‘New Sussex Ice Rink in Sussex, we felt it was time to combine our efforts to try and secure a permanent ice rink somewhere in Sussex.

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“We will be aranging lots of activities including trips to various ice rinks to get the people of Sussex skating again, and to prove our need for a permanent rink.”

The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Ladies Mile Pub, Patcham, Brighton. Its first task is to form a committee, and volunteers are being sought for chair, deputy chair, secretary, treasurer and marketing officer, legal advisor and fundraising co-ordinator.

If you have the right skills and are interested in getting involved, please email sussexiceskatingclub@hotmail.co.uk. More information will be published at http://sussexiceskatingclub.webeden.co.uk.

  1. nicolejeanninecopithorne@yahoo.com Reply

    Hi all yes I believe we should definately have an ice rink in sussex my nearest training rinks are Guildford or Gosport for teacher training or ice training now there is not a permanant rink in Brighton only two temporay rinks one for Holiday On Ice At The Brighton Centre and also I’ve heard they have one at Christmas on The Brighton Pier for the general public to use not a training rink at all. I would love to teach or helpout with holiday on ice in Brighton and soon will apply for jobs around here as well as in London and the rest of the country so come west and east sussex get your act together councils and get our rink and building plans done at long last and just stop just talking about it but actually get your finger out and built us our ice rink Please. many thanks nicky nicole copithiorne nee florence grace prior nee stanley.

  2. Nicole Copithorne Reply

    Hi I think youre right we do need an ice rink here in either East Sussex or West Sussex or both. We have a temporay rink at present at The Royal Pavillion in Brighton and soon in January, February, March time a temporay rink in Worthing West Sussex but whats happened to the idea of a permenant rink in Brighton nearby the Football Ground? Has it actually gone thorough planning department yet has it been passed by THe County Council. THe Planning Applicattion? Any body willing to comment much appreciated by me Nicky Nicole Copithorne nee Stanley nee Flo Prior. xxx .

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