Horsham ice rink hailed as “a ray of hope”

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The Rec Rink – on the edge of Horsham Park – has announced it will remain open until the end of March after drawing thousands of skaters since opening in December.

Horsham District Council, which jointly created the ice rink with the arcade team, said the site “has exceeded all expectations in terms of the number of people wishing to use its facilities, attracting both local skaters and visitors from out of county “.

Rec Rink spokesperson Lily Proto said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local people and the Horsham District Council for supporting us in this project, without this support we would not have had the same success as we have been.

Horsham’s first indoor ice rink was a huge success

“Against all odds, we can confidently say that we have broken the mold of uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.

“Horsham District Council should be extremely proud of this achievement, their confidence in us and support is a beacon of hope for other business ventures to come. “

Horsham District Council Chief Jonathan Chowen added: “We are truly delighted to support the development of the city’s first indoor ice rink with vital government funding at this key time for post-pandemic economic recovery.

“As a consultant, our economic development strategy is primarily focused on helping to create new business avenues for local entrepreneurs.

“Horsham District businesses have come together very well since the easing of the lockdown began, creating new much needed local employment opportunities, and funding like this will go a long way to capitalize on the very positive recovery. that we are already seeing in our towns and villages. ”

The recreational rink will be open to public skating with sessions on Thursday evenings and all day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Sessions will include DJ nights, student nights, silent skating and an ice club, as well as free ice skating for NHS and emergency service workers.

Ice Marshals will be there to help the skaters, as well as trusted skating helpers.

To date, over 13,000 skaters have been welcomed and over 1,000 free tickets have been donated to local businesses.

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