MANAGERS of the Bognor Regis Ice Rink have said they will be back, bigger and better, next year.
Kara Cole who ran the ice rink with her husband, James, said: “We would love to come back again next year and expand if we get the permission. I know the area outside the rink for people to get their skates can get crowded so we would look at making that larger.
“I would definitely come back to Bognor Regis though, the community here have been simply amazing.”
The temporary attraction in the Place St Maur has been running since November 23 and seen several thousand visitors enjoy the ice since its opening.
Kara continued: “It’s actually been really overwhelming. The people of Bognor and the surrounding areas have been so lovely and we’ve received so many positive comments on our Facebook page and in person.
“We really didn’t know what to expect when we first set it up and certainly did not think we would be so busy. The local people have just been so supportive and complimentary.
“People have been praising our marshals who have been assisting them on the ice and even teaching some people to skate.
“I’d really like to say a massive thank-you to everyone who has supported us.”
The ice rink will close on Sunday, January 7, after six weeks of running.
Skater and mum of two, Sharon Driver, from Bognor Regis, said: “We have been down here about three times now. It’s been so much fun to have something like this so local.
“The Christmas holidays can be a really tough time to entertain the children, because you are already spending out a fortune on presents, food and everything else so it’s great to have something like this to entertain the children and it’s great value for money.”