Safe Skate Guide
- Do make sure skates are fastened tight and to the top of the boot
- Do make sure skates are comfortable and offer good support
- Do wear thick cotton socks
- Do wear gloves
- Do skate in an anti-clockwise direction
- Do obey instructions given by the Ice Marshals
- Don't sit or climb over the safety barrier
- Don't chip, throw or spray ice
- Don't skate at excessive speed
- Don't eat, drink or smoke on the ice
- Don't drop litter on the ice
- Don't carry children on the ice
- Don't skate in chains of more than three people
- Don't wear long/loose scarves or long coats on the ice
- Don't use your mobile phone whilst on the ice
Ice skating can be hazardous. All patrons are reminded that they skate at their own risk.
Wheelchair users are more than welcome on the rink, due to health and safety regulations and industry guidance a maximum of five wheelchair users will be permitted onto the ice per session.
What to wear?
We recommend you wear long socks, trousers or tracksuit bottoms, thin layers of clothing under a thick jumper/sweatshirt with a waterproof outer layer. Gloves, hats and scarves are also recommended - scarves must be tucked in securely. Hoodies cannot be worn with the hood up, as they can limit all-round vision. We recommend the use of sun block or sunglasses on sunny days due to the reflective nature of the white ice surface.
What if it is raining?
You get wet! Please wear suitable outdoor clothing. This is an outdoor event and no refunds will be given due to inclement weather. Surface water on the ice rink is normal and therefore you may get wet.