IT'S TIME to get on your skates and book your tickets for Dundalk Square on Ice - the town's first open air ice rink which opens to the public on Friday.
This is the first time ever an ice rink is to be located in the heart of Dundalk's town centre thanks to the 2011 refurbishment works at the Market Square.
An hour of ice skating will cost €10 for children and €12 for Adults with a special family rate of €35. The organisers are also hoping to arrange dedicated sessions for school groups, sports clubs etc at special discounted rates of €7.
Special discounted early bird tickets are available for 240 lucky skaters who will be able to try out the rink for just a €5 on Friday between 4 and 6pm to coincide with Fiver Friday. These special tickets will be available on a first come first served basis.
Skaters can also get the feel good factor knowing they are helping a good cause as SoSad is to benefit with five per cent of ticket sales going to the charity.
Booking for skating sessions can be made at www.dundalksquareonice.com
Dundalk Square On Ice is being promoted by Profile Music Group and co-ordinated locally by Dundalk Town Centre Commercial Management (TCCM) and Dundalk Town Council. Main sponsors are Fyffes, Specsavers, iRadio, Dundalk Bureau de Change and Matthews Coaches.
Joe Moran, Profile Music Group said he is more than happy with the buzz that Dundalk Square on Ice is creating.
' We have been planning this for a few months now. The Market Square is an excellent location for the rink and hopefully if it is as successful as we all hope it will be then we will definitely be thinking about future events for Dundalk.
'We are delighted to be able to raise some much needed funds for SoSad and also are more than willing to play a part in the Fiver Friday initiative on our opening evening."
There will be further celebrations on Friday night, December 7th with official opening of Dundalk Square on Ice set to coincide with the switching on of the Town Centre Christmas tree by Town Council Cathaoirleach Jennifer Green.