Vanbrugh College hosted the ‘Winter Wonderland’ RAG event over the weekend.
The event was the first festive event of its kind and Baxter Willis, YUSU RAG Officer, hopes it won’t be the last.
Sponsors of the event included PWC and Satander, which Willis is confident will cover the cost of the event despite slow tickets slow ticket sales.
The artificial ice rink cost a total of £4,700 and the University were forced to subsidise the cost after Willis revealed the initial company “bailed out at the last minute.”
Next year Willis hopes YUSU will “push sponsorship further” to the extent that students will be able to skate free of charge, instead of the £6.50 hourly fee this year.
The company Cadbury’s recorded an advert at the event, currently airing on youtube, and consequently University students have the opportunity to be nationally broadcast.
Despite being a “little disappointed” with ticket sales initially, Willis stressed the difficulties in pioneering an event of such scale.