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Get your skates on!

Get your skates on!


This month sees Calverley Grounds in the heart of the town transformed into a beautiful winter ice rink when the ever-popular Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink returns from 17th November – offering something for skaters, shoppers and spectators alike.

Supported by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the 35m x 20m ice rink with a capacity of up to 250 skaters will be open seven days a week (closed Christmas Day). The ice rink welcomes skaters of all ages and abilities and is perfect for a family day out, a romantic first date, a festive office party night or just a fun time with friends. Sessions sell out quickly so booking in advance is a must to avoid disappointment on the day.
As in previous years Fuggles Beer Cafe is on site with a bar menu stocked with seasonal classics – from real ales and craft beers to their famous mulled wine and a range of gins, wines and soft drinks. And, working once again in partnership with the Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink as official cafe partner, the team from Basil is back and will be serving up plenty of favourites as well as new festive-inpsired cakes and bakes and a winter barbecue. Meanwhile, INDEX is once again pleased to be magazine sponsor for this most spectacular of local attractions.
• And if you’re looking for a fun way to host your company’s Christmas get-together, skate corporate packages are available. Organise a group of at least 10 staff and their family and friends, book a 30-minute skate session between 17th November-1st January, and enjoy a beer/wine/soft drink and a burger all for just £15 per person.

Skate at the Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink

• Open daily (except Christmas Day) from 17th November 2017-1st January 2018, from 9.45am. Last skate session starts 8pm.
• Skating tickets – adults £14 and children £9.50, including skate hire.
• Dedicated 30-minute Parent and Toddler sessions every day at 9.45am, 10.15am and 2pm from 17th November-20th December, priced £9.50, which includes toddler and adult ticket and seal skating aid.
• Tickets on sale at, at the Tunbridge Wells Gateway, via the box office on 01892 530613 or at the onsite ice rink box office from 18th November.

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