Portsmouth Ice Rink to return to Guildhall Square - when you can skate, times, tickets, prices and DJ nights
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Portsmouth On Ice is opening its doors next week and residents can once again get their skates on. Various different activities will be on offer for people of all abilities.
This includes DJ nights, which were introduced for the first time last year. New golden tickets with a whole host of bonuses are also available for the first time. Here is all you need to know about Portsmouth On Ice.
When does it open?
The event opens for the public from 10am next Saturday, November 25. Residents can enjoy the ice rink everyday – except Christmas Day – until Sunday January 7, 2024.
Hour-long skate sessions start from 10am. There are also some new early morning skating times during the week, between 9am and 10am.
They take place between December 18-22, 27-29 and January 2-5. The last events of everyday start at 8pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 9.15pm from Thursday to Saturday.
Prices and how to get tickets
Ticket prices start at £11 for a child, £13 for an adult and £13.50 for an adult and pre-schooler. Family tickets and season passes are also available.
People can hire skate aids from £5 per item. School bookings are also available, with discounts available for groups of more than 20 people.
Walk-ups are welcome but are subject to availability.
A number of Golden Tickets are being hidden around the city between Sunday 26 November and Thursday, December 14. Lucky residents who find them will win a prize.
Local businesses including Spinnaker Tower, D Day Museum, Kings Theatre, New Theatre Royal, The Guildhall, Groundlings Theatre, Natty’s Jerk Chicken and Pizza Rebellion have all contributed prizes to the draw. Clues about where the golden tickets can be found will be published on its website, Facebook and Instagram.
The DJ nights proved so successful that they have returned this year. Boogie Wonderland will take place on December 2, where people can skate the night away to house and disco music.
The event takes place between 8pm-9pm and 9.15pm-10.15pm. A disco and funk tunes night is booked for December 8. The times are between 8pm-9pm and 9.15pm-10.15pm.
SEND sessions – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – have become a permanent fixture to Portsmouth On Ice due to popular demand. The events are designed to cater for people of all ages.
Noise levels will be kept to a minimum and the capacity of the venue will be reduced. Aside from these sessions, the rink is accessible to wheelchair users who can book at any time.
The SEND sessions take place on:
- 11am-12pm on Sunday, November 26.
- 3.30pm-4.30pm on Wednesday, November 29.
- 3.30pm-4.30pm on Wednesday, December 6.
- 10am-11am on Wednesday, December 13.
- 10am-11am on Sunday, December 16.