Head to Bristol this festive season for an alternative winter skating experience.
As part of We The Curious’ climate emergency declaration and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030, there will not be a temporary seasonal ice rink in Millennium Square this winter; but fear not thrill seekers, BUMP roller disco will instead be creating a fun festive skating party atmosphere instead!
Following the extensive warnings on the risks of rising global temperatures in the 2018 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and on the back of the overwhelming body of scientific evidence, We The Curious was the first science centre in the world to declare a climate emergency. With this in mind the charity has taken the decision to stop running a seasonal ice rink.
A lower-energy skating alternative will instead be running throughout the winter season as part of Winter on the Square. BUMP roller disco will be running a series of roller skating sessions for all ages and abilities, including lessons, ‘Skate with Santa’ sessions, weekly accessible skating sessions, and a charity roller contest for those keen to show off their skating skills.
The Apres Bar will be returning to the square for the fourth consecutive year, with a warming selection of drinks and food, along with live music events and DJs.
As part of Fair Saturday on 30th November, We The Curious will be launching the Earth-friendly festivities season of winter programming; exploring fun ways to make celebrations kinder on the environment. There will be a free film screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Big Screen Bristol and the launch of a new wave of climate action programme of activities, including Santa’s Eco Workshop, festive feasts in the Kitchen and winter planting in the Greenhouse.
We The Curious is the first science centre in the world to declare a climate emergency; with the pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030. Along with Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, We The Curious is one of the first organisations in Bristol to make this public declaration, which aligns with the city’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030.
When: 15th November – 5th December 2019
Where: Millennium Square, Bristol
£: Skate sessions cost from £9 for adults and from £6.50 for children.