THE HERALD and Gazette have teamed up with the organisers of Worthing Ice Rink to offer an exclusive free ticket giveaway competition.
Returning for another year, the covered ice rink, sponsored by Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion, will be bigger and open longer than ever, with the grand opening tomorrow(Friday).
To mark the occasion, we are offering readers the chance to win a share of 50 tickets, to be enjoyed on three sessions in the run-up to Christmas Day.
We have 15 pairs of tickets and five family tickets (two adults, two children) to be shared between the 10am sessions on December 22, 23 and 24.
As an additional treat, we are giving away two tickets to see musician James Maddock perform at the Southern Pavilion on Monday, at 8pm.
Readers should send their name and contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the address at the end of this article to enter.
Phil Duckett, co-owner of the Southern Pavilion, said: “It is bigger than ever this year. It’s all under cover in a gigantic marquee, so whatever the weather, you can skate with a smile.
The rink has been taking shape in recent weeks, with the marquee installed in Steyne Gardens and the ice being chilled ahead of the opening.
For the first time, the rink will be joined by a traditional Christmas market, with stalls filling up quickly for the weekend attraction.
“It’s going to be great for the town as time goes on,” Mr Duckett said.
“Steyne Gardens will be the gateway into the town, with all the huts and lights making people stop and look.
“It will start slowly but it will get bigger and better every year.”
Former S Club 7 singer Jon Lee, headlining in the town’s Christmas pantomime, Aladdin, will open the rink tomorrow, with the first skating session set for 10am.
The 45 minute sessions will take place every hour, until 9pm, with the attraction open every day apart from Christmas Day.
n The closing date for entries to the ice rink competition is Friday, December 12, at 5pm.
To enter, email email@example.com or alternatively, write to Worthing Ice Rink competition, Oli Poole, Worthing Herald series, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN14 8AD.
Entrants should state a preference for either a pair or family tickets.
To enter the James Maddock gig competition, send your name and contact number to the email address above by Sunday at 5pm.
Tickets will need to be collected from the Worthing Herald reception before 5pm on Monday.