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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND, November 28, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Westfield London Shopping and Westfield Stratford City have launched their iconic ice rinks this week.
Jayne Torvill, one half of UK's most famous ice skating Olympians, Torvill & Dean, broke the ice at Westfield Stratford City's outdoor ice rink presented by Samsung on the 22nd November at 9:30am. The gold medalist took to the ice with schoolchildren from Queensbridge School, Hackney to launch a competition across both centres whereby school children can win a years' worth of skating lessons from local ice rink Lea Valley.
Meanwhile, Westfield London launched with a fun-filled, family focused evening, complete with Festive Face Painting, Elves and Giant Penguins! Kids and parents caught the "Grotto Express" to visit Santa on the Southern Terrace while skaters took to the ice in style.
Both Westfield ice rinks presented by Samsung are now open for members of the public to either show off, or brush up on their skating skills.
The festivities are set to carry on all winter with a five-dimensional Christmas grotto, family entertainment and specialist Christmas shops, through to celebrity appearances and plenty of glamorous fashion. Save the Children, Westfield's Christmas charity partner, will also host a range of festive fun, from celebrity busking to kids' character appearances so don't forget to show your support. Westfield has Christmas wrapped-up and ready for a season of pure fashion, food and family fun!
Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating | Thursday 22nd November 2012 - Sunday 6th January 2013
Take a moment out from gliding through the stores to glide the ice at one of two ice skating experiences presented by Samsung. Skate under the stars at Westfield Stratford City's open air rink presented by Samsung in Market Square, near the Great Eastern Market and International Station, or revel in the fashionable surroundings of Westfield London's indoor ice rink presented by Samsung, inside The Atrium. Fun Penguin stabilisers will keep young skaters looking like professionals and festive tunes will provide the perfect soundtrack for a magical experience. Look out for our special themed sessions.
Santa's 5D Personalised Grotto Experience | Thursday 22nd November - Monday 24th December, 2012
Get the family ready for a magical, all-digital, 5D personalised Christmas experience with a Pixar film quality animated story that tells the tale of Elbow the Elf, who saves Christmas. Visitors to Santa's Grotto will be immersed in a stereoscopic 3D visual experience which incorporates a fourth dimension of wind, lights and elf dust! Each child visiting Santa's Grotto at either Westfield London or Westfield Stratford City will receive a gift and have the opportunity to feature in the film, helping Elbow on his journey to help save Santa's presents from the good-elf-turned-bad.
- All schools that who make a group booking for Westfield London or Westfield Stratford City Ice rinks will be entered into a prize draw to win
- These are only valid to Schools that book as a group through Ticketmaster or within the box offices in centre from 22nd November 2012 - 19th December 2012
- Westfield London Ticketmaster website: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Westfield-London-Ice-Rink-tickets/artis ... stfieldw12
- Westfield Stratford City Ticketmaster website: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Westfield-Stratford-City-Ice-Rink-ticke ... st/1653263
- The winning school will receive their prize from Jayne Torvilll on Thursday 20th Dec
Prize: 8 week Ice Hockey Beginners course with Lee Valley, GBP500 Westfield gift card, 1 x pair of ice hockey skates
The ice rink and grotto
- The ice rink is suitable for all ages from 4 years although children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied on the ice by a paying adult
- Each ice rink session is 1 hour in duration; 45 minutes on the ice
- Penguin skating aids will be available at each ice rink for GBP4.00. Ten are available per session
- Westfield Stratford City has 155 person capacity ice rink
- For more information on ice rink ticket prices please visit our website: www.westfield.com/uk
- Santa's Grotto tickets are GBP3.00 per person
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