As tickets go on sale for this year’s winter season at the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, organisers have announced they will hold a 10th Birthday Skate-a-thon to raise funds for Sussex Wildlife Trust and are calling for participants to register now.
The Skate-a-thon will be held on Friday November 1, during half-term, so participants can be first on the ice, before the rink opens from November 2 2019 to January 19 2020.
All abilities, from beginners to advanced, are welcome and individuals or relay teams of up to ten skaters can sign up for either the 5,000-metre half skate-a-thon, equivalent to 50 circuits of the rink, or the15,000-metre full skate-a-thon, equivalent to 150 circuits.
Funds raised will support Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Sussex Flow project, to help plant thousands of trees in and around Sussex near floodplains, slowing the flow of water and reducing the chance of flooding in communities downstream. In doing so they are creating new habitats in Sussex, helping wildlife like dragonflies and bats and building resilience to climate change.
Shella Parkin, CEO of Laine Ltd, which creates and operates the ice rink, said, “We already use clean energy to power the rink, but this year we are increasing our efforts to protect the environment, by supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust and delivering the highest possible performance in terms of energy efficiency and minimising carbon emissions.”
Skate-a-thon participants must be aged 8 or above, and are required to commit to raising a minimum of £100 and to pay a £10 registration fee, all of which will go to Sussex Wildlife Trust. Special prizes will be on offer for the individual who achieves most circuits, the team achieving most circuits and best costumes on the day.
Register now from home page at www.royalpavilionicerink.co.uk