first steps

A Great place to learn

Skating enables pre-schoolers to develop self-confidence and improve their balance and coordination skills. It’s also a great way for children to stay active and healthy. We offer free skating for children under the age of five when accompanied by a full paying adult.

TOTS ZONE

The Tots Zone is an area in the centre of the ice dedicated to under 5s and their parents.

It’s available on Fridays 5:30pm-7pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm and Sundays 10am-12pm or 1:45pm-5pm on a first come first serve basis.

Our ice equipment is free to use in the Tots Zone and benches are around for parents when it’s time for a break!

ICE EQUIPMENT

When your little one is ready to venture out onto the bigger rink, ice equipment is available to hire for £2.50 for the whole session.

Young children can be pushed around the rink on seals, scooters and bananas, whilst penguins and snowmen are for those keen to have a go at standing up in the ice and skating. 

Our friendly staff will help you decide which piece of equipment will best suit your child.

TOTS LEARN TO SKATE WITH PARENTS

Designed for toddlers aged 2 to 4 years with parents in mind, this course enables a parent to join their toddler and help them with balance and coordination.

Led by an experienced coach, basic skating skills and fun activities take place both on and off the ice to ensure toddlers learn how to skate in a fun and safe environment.

As a parent, it will also enable you to become confident on the ice with your toddler.

PRICE: £38 per course (from Jan 2019) 
LESSON TIME: Saturdays 9:45am – 10:15am

TOTS LEARN TO SKATE WITHOUT PARENTS

This course is designed for tots aged 3 – 5 years who want to take part in structured skating tuition before joining our main skating classes.

Our experienced coaches will take your little ones from learning to stand on the ice to fully fledged skaters.

PRICE: £38 per course (from Jan 2019) 
LESSON TIME: Sundays 8:15am – 8:45am

TOP TIPS AND INFO FOR PARENTS

  • Dress your child in layers of warm clothes, long socks, a hat and gloves so they don’t get cold. Gloves and hats can be purchased at skate hire.
  • The Tots Zone will be in the middle of the ice during the Friday afternoon Family Session (5:30pm-7pm) and weekend skating sessions for children aged up to 5 years old.
  • Bringing a pushchair? No problem, we can store it away while you’re here.
  • Lockers are available to keep your belongings safe, if you don't have cash you can now pay by card!
  • Baby changing and feeding facilities to warm up bottles are available by the Encore toilets on level 2.
  • Staying for lunch? You’ll find a children’s menu and highchairs in Sub Zero.
  • Our smallest skate size is a child’s size 5.
  • We are a breast feeding friendly venue.

ACTIVITIES FOR OLDER CHILDREN

5 - 11 years

Hit the ice with school friends or have some fun at our family themed sessions.

11 years +

Don’t miss our Friday and Saturday night club sessions where the lights are turned down and the music’s turned up.