01. The brief
To supply and install a market leading aluminium ice rink system complete with barrier and snow pit.
To design, supply and install production, operational and emergency lighting to the entire venue. Installation to include all cabling, distribution and trussing.
To act as the principle contractor and deliver the build and removal of the project, taking responsibility for the installation schedule, the construction site and contractor coordination.
To install primary electrical cabling and distribution. To install the internal infrastructure including protective flooring, temporary wall systems and racking. To install all associated timber works such as public balustrades and cosmetic enhancements. To manage and install all specialist ice rink related equipment.
To design the internal infrastructure ensuring safe, smooth access and egress through the facility.
02. Ice rink
With the Royal Pavilion being located close to the coast, special consideration needed to be given to both the rink supplier and choice of system. Having experienced issues with multiple leading suppliers, JRG Productions were chosen to supply the rink system on the merit of their unique system and extensive experience of both rink installations and operations.
The ice rink is live for 10 weeks across the festive period, a time of year known to be particularly wet within the UK. After multiple negative experiences with some of the UK’s leading suppliers, JRG Productions were selected to provide the rink production and operational lighting on the strength of their attention to detail and correct equipment selection. This allowed the attraction to operate without issue throughout the entire season – something that had been considered impossible by all previous suppliers.
As well as being the appointed principle contractor, JRG Productions are also responsible for the design, specification and delivery of large areas of attractions infrastructure. These include the skate exchange areas and associated equipment, the box office and management suite, the external skaters terraces complete with all decorative and structural timber works.
Correctly rated external lighting fixtures and cables – IP65 or above.
”We have worked with Jason for nine years now and he has been integral to the development of the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink into one of the most popular Christmas attractions in the UK, which has seen over a million people skate with us since we began.
As principle contractor for the build and strike, JRG has overall responsibility for a team of up to 60 people working to create 2,230sqm of structures, including a 130 cover full service restaurant, toilets, box office, skate exchange and over 1,000sqm of ice.
Despite tight build and strike time frames and restricted access owing to the sensitivity of the historic setting, JRG ensures our build and strikes run like clockwork. Our lighting and sound scheme, designed and delivered by JRG, is one of our main selling points for customers and is the only system we have ever worked with to stand up convincingly to the challenges of UK wintery weather at an open air south coast event.
Our ice build, plant and maintenance, managed by JRG, are all delivered to permanent rink standards. Once open, Jason has overall responsibility for our operations, managing box office, skate exchange, plant and the ice itself for an extremely busy and well-loved Christmas venue, open for 10 weeks and seeing up to 5,000 visitors per day.Shella ParkinManaging Director, Laine Ltd