Festive Ice Rink returns to Jersey

The Jersey Development Company (JDC) has announced it will run an Ice-Skating Rink at the Weighbridge during the festive period. An expansive marquee will host a 25m x 30m Ice rink, opening Friday 17 November and will remain open daily until the end of February half-term (18 February), except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Special sessions are planned which will include themed weekend programmes for both youngsters and adults. Additionally, Ice Princess and Super-Hero parties, curling, exclusive sessions for schools and clubs, plus corporate hospitality options will also be available.

Lee Henry, CEO of JDC, said: "The ice rink at Fort Regent was a popular and much-loved community attraction during previous festive seasons, however, the island has been without this amenity for the past three years and we wanted to bring it back. Given the challenging times Islanders have faced this year, we’re hoping the availability of an ice rink conveniently sited at the Weighbridge will help to infuse some fun-filled winter activity for friends, families and the wider community to enjoy."

The ice rink event has been entirely funded by JDC as part of its commitment to community placemaking with no financial burden on taxpayers. The pricing for ice skating sessions has been set as affordably as possible to encourage widespread community participation. JDC will be donating fifty pence from every ticket sale to local children’s charities.

Further details and online bookings (from Friday 3 November) can be made by visiting Tickets can also be purchased at the ice rink from Friday 17 November subject to availability.