10th December 2015 Footballers from Luton Town Centre Football Club are kicking off proceedings this Friday 11th December, when they declare the town centre skating rink officially open for festive fun.
First team defenders Luke Wilkinson and Sean Long have been invited by Luton Business Improvement District (BID) to celebrate the rink’s opening in style. They will be in St George’s Square from 6pm, ready to cut the ribbon, sign autographs and meet and greet visitors in a special gazebo.
The duo will also be presenting a cheque to this week’s lucky winners of the Luton Christmas Cracker – is yours the winning ticket? The prize draw is giving away over £2,000 worth of prizes in the run-up to Christmas, and just three prizes remain, due to be drawn next Wednesday, 16th December.
The skating rink, previously used in the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, is in place until Christmas Eve, and open daily from midday to 8pm. Skating sessions will start on the hour, last 45 minutes and cost £5. It has been funded by Luton Business Improvement District (BID) as an extra-special Christmas attraction for visitors to the town centre.
Ed Smith, marketing and communications manager at Luton Town Football Club, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to support the town centre and Luton Business Improvement District, and like the BID we are passionate about helping to create a vibrant and exciting town centre. The club gets a fantastic audience of supporters from the town every week who are always hugely welcome, so we’re very excited to meet as many as possible at the skating rink.
“We’ve also got strong links to Luton town centre with our shop in The Mall, so we’re looking forward to seeing more events and attractions from the BID in the months ahead.”
Gavin O’Brien, Chair of the Luton BID Board, said: “Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family and we hope that everyone will head down for a spin on the skating rink. Luton Town FC is an important part of our town centre – I’m a season ticket holder myself – so we’re delighted that the players are celebrating this new attraction with us. It’s a good chance for me to try and improve my terrible skating skills too!”
For more information on Luton BID and how you can enter the final Luton Christmas Cracker prize draw, please visit the BID website at www.lutontowncentre.org.