MAR 01] SKYDOME COVENTRY NEWS
Skaters Top The 300,000 Mark
Nuneaton girl got more than she bargained for when she went to the
Skydome for an afternoon of ice-skating.
six-year-old Anabel Badhan donned her blades she was unaware that it
was to be the 300,000th ice-skating session at Planet Ice since it
opened almost a year ago.
staff were quick to inform the Milverton School pupil of her
accolade and her prize - a pass for a year's free skating and a
goodie pack which included a camera.
pictured with Darren Sinclair and Sarah Cousins of the Skydome
really enjoy skating and I am getting quite good at it so I come
here whenever I can."
Rink manager John Neville is thrilled at the way ice-skating has
taken off at the Skydome since it opened last year.
thought it might do well because there is nothing else like it in
the area, but to have broken the 300,000 barrier already has gone
beyond everyone's expectations.
people of Coventry have really taken to ice-skating and so many of
them who have tried it for the first time here keep coming back
also believes that the success of the ice rink is bringing people to
the city from further afield.
don't keep any official figures on the matter but I would say we
are definitely attracting people from other towns and districts in
the surrounding area which can only be good for us and the city