Over 1,100 people used the Buckingham Town pop-up synthetic skating rink which was operating in the town centre for nine days ending on Sunday. All money from ticket sales and sponsorship helped to fund the event, meaning the final cost to the Town Council was £676.
1,153 tickets were sold, with skaters using the rink between 3pm and 9pm.
The event team running the rink commented that Buckingham is the most friendly place they have worked in.
MK Lightning Ice Hockey Team supported the rink by sending Pucky the Polar Bear along with players to encourage skaters.
Committee Chairman, Cllr Terry Bloomfield said “The event was a great success; hundreds of families were drawn into the town centre where they used the shops and restaurants. They had lots of fun and made the town centre feel vibrant and Christmassy. At a final cost to the council of £676 the skating rink represented excellent value for money. We are always keen to receive feedback from residents, in this case it would be great to know whether there would be support for providing the ice rink next year, or if there are ideas for other events the Town Council could try in the future.”
Booking is now open for Buckingham’s very own artificial ice rink experience!
The ick rink will be held at cattlepens, opening on the 26th November and staying until Sunday 2nd December. Weekday sessions are from 3pm-9pm with weekend slots from 11am-9pm.
Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Office, or can be booked online. Prices are £6 for adults 16+ and £4.50 for children aged 2-12. Each ticket is for half an hour of skating and includes skate hire and an extra ten minutes for changing shoes. Please remember that under 8s MUST be accompanied by an adult.