DO you want to be first on the ice at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton this year?

The ice rink is offering 100 people the chance to skate for free at a special preview event on November 1, before the rink opens to the public on November 3.

Sussex residents can enter online at before October 26.

Winners can enjoy a skate session followed by a hot chocolate or mulled wine.

Shella Parkin, MD of Laine Limited, which manages the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, said: “We want to offer a special opportunity to our fantastic, loyal local community to be our 2018 stars on the ice and help us kick off this year’s season.”

The ice rink, which boasts comfy boots, a beginners area and a rinkside restaurant, will open for its ninth year from November 3, 2018 to January 13, 2019.