Over the Christmas period 7,500 people took to the ice at the Sure Skate Ice Rink at Fort Regent between 18th December – 5th January.            

The rink was opened on 18th December by ITV’s Dancing on Ice winner and former England rugby player Kyran Bracken and in the first weekend alone 1,300 people came through the doors. Over the following weeks the rink provided fun for families and friends and a great escape from Christmas shopping.

The Chief Executive of Sure Jersey, Graham Hughes said he was delighted that so many islanders had taken the opportunity to use the rink this year.

“This is the first time that Sure have sponsored rinks in three locations, here, Guernsey and the Isle of Man and the continued take up in Jersey proves the popularity of ice skating, especially during the festive season,” he said.

The rink, which took two days to install using 67,000 litres of frozen water, was enhanced by skating lessons offered by professional skater, Florentine Houdiniere. It closed on 5th January.

Sure Skate was organised in conjunction with Kyran Bracken’s Ice Party and sponsors Sure and Nokia Siemens Networks. In the summer of 2009, Kyran’s Ice Party visited Jersey alongside the Sure sponsored Kyran Bracken Skate School.

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In the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Bermuda, Cable & Wireless is investing millions of pounds each year to revolutionise communications and deliver a new generation of services.

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