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Ice Rink Raises £20K for Charity

Jersey Development Company has donated more than £20,000 from the profits from the ice rink, and announced it will return later this year.

The money was raised from setting aside 50p from the sale of every ticket for a turn on the ice.

The proceeds will be divided evenly between five charities.

Islanders can also look forward to Jersey on Ice's return later this year. JDC has decided to purchase the rink.

People will be taking to the ice again from this year's October half-term until the end of February half-term in 2025.

More than 45,000 people went ice skating from November 2023 to February 2024, with the youngest skater just three years old and the eldest aged 98.

Additionally, 1,990 primary school children enjoyed free skating sessions, with 2,805 secondary school pupils offered half-price admissions.

Sensory-friendly sessions also proved popular with neurodiverse islanders due to the calmer environment, with no music, flashing lights and low-level lighting.

We have been thrilled to witness the joy that the Ice Rink has brought to the community, especially the residents of LV...

Posted by Jersey Development Company on Friday, January 26, 2024

The ice rink did suffer a few setbacks during its time at the Weighbridge, from being battered by Storm Ciaran and the curling stones being damaged.

Lee Henry, CEO of Jersey Development Company, says the team successfully overcame the obstacles.

"The team implemented various activities at the rink such as DJ Disco sessions, Curling, Ice Hockey and special visits from Santa and his elves on Christmas Eve.

Despite adverse weather conditions that led to temporary closures for safety reasons, we were delighted that the attraction brought so much enjoyment to the broader community.

I express my gratitude to the whole team and everyone involved for their dedication and hard work, contributing to the success of this event for everyone's enjoyment."

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