Love is in the air and on the ice this Valentine’s Day.
Couples are being invited to dress up as their favourite celebrity pair and take to Life’s rink in Newcastle on the most romantic day of the year.
And to make this Valentine’s Day extra special, Life has teamed up with NE1 Ltd and Metro Radio to deliver a romantic night on the ice as part of Newcastle’s on-going Alive after Five celebrations.
There will be a wealth of dreamy prizes up for grabs for those who get into the ‘dressy-up’ spirit with five romantic meals for two at Electric East (formerly Barn Asia), and the chance to win tickets to see a forthcoming headline act at Metro Radio Arena during the spring.
Even better, you only have to pay for one ticket, with a two for one offer on ice skating after 5.30pm and a free hot chocolate and cookie.
For a bit of fun, inspiration from celebrity couples can be sought with a range of masks available on the night.
Kath Howes, Operations Manager at Life Science Centre, said: “We get lots of couples coming along to the rink on dates. It’s quite a good test of a budding relationship – you’ve got the novice skating couples who have to support each other as they find their feet or if one is a more confident skater, you see the other putting their trust in them.
“Then you always get the competitive couples who really try and outdo each other.”
She added: “Our Valentine’s evening will be good fun and a chance for couples to do something a little different and who knows – it’s a Leap Year so maybe we’ll get some ladies proposing while on the ice.”
Stephen Patterson, Commercial Manager at Newcastle NE1 Ltd said: ” We wanted to do something extra special on this romantic night in Newcastle so are inviting would-be Torvill and Dean’s to come along on Valentine’s Day and recreate the steamy Bolero on ice with their chosen partner – or, alternatively, lovingly cling to one another as you make your way gingerly around the rink.”
If you are planning a ‘skate with your date’ on Valentine’s night then why not post your song requests and messages of love to www.facebook.com/scienceatlife.
Music will be provided throughout the night courtesy of Metro Radio.