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Royal Tunbridge Wells’ ice rink is returning to Calverley Grounds for its fourth successive year and skaters can take to the ice from 8pm on Friday 21 November until Sunday 4 Jan 2015.


The opening night will take place on Friday 21 November at 6pm in the beautifully lit park, with skating performances by Silver Blades Gillingham.   To mark the occasion we will be showcasing a variety of talent, from solo figure-skating performances by Dixie Bignell (15 years) and Freya Godfrey (11 years), to an ice skating duet with Yasmin Kerkham, (12 years) and Cassie Stone (14 years).


The final performance will be by British novice champion and twice Silver British Junior medallist Isabella Larkin.  She is part of the GB performance team and the Olympic pathway team.

View of the rink

The authentic Christmas chalets will overlook the ice rink and local independent retailers will be offering a variety of quality products including Christmas gifts and local foodand drink.  The chalets will then be open every Friday to Sunday and from Monday 15 December (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).


It’s never too early to book your session and advance bookings are highly recommended as skating sessions around Christmas and the New Year sell out fast. Tickets for the ice rink can be booked online at or from the Assembly Hall Theatre and Tunbridge Wells Gateway in person or by calling 01892 554645.


The cost for one hour’s skating, including hire of skating boots, will cost from £7 for children and £9.50 for adults.


The Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Ice Rink is supported by AXA PPP Healthcare, Heart, The Index Magazine, Dandara and the Kent and Sussex Courier.


Press enquiries including registering your interest to the Opening Night  on 21 November 2014 or to request images contact Basia Wilson on 01892 554444 or email





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