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Safety Rules for Ice Rink Hire

Assumption of Risk

Skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of and assume the inherent risks which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Injuries resulting from collision or contact with other skaters
  • Injuries resulting from falls
  • Injuries that involve objects or artificial structures that are properly within the intended path of travel of the skater
  • Injuries resulting from wet flooring

High Risk Groups

Skating is NOT suitable for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone with a heart condition

Download Skating Rules PDF


Please note, a child is defined by age and must be under the age of 16

If a child does not have any proof of age, it is at the discretion of the Ice Rink Management as to whether a child or adult ticket is required

Management holds the right to refuse entry and Ice Rink Management decision is final

No-one under the age of 4 years old will be allowed on the rink

4-12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult on the rink

Management reserves the right to refuse entry/eject patrons from the rink without refund

Refunds are only given at management discretion

Personal belongings are left at the owner’s risk



  • Do not sit on or climb over the safety barrier
  • Do not chip or throw any ice
  • Do not skate at excessive speed
  • Do not smoke, drink or eat on the ice
  • Do not drop litter on the ice
  • Do not carry young babies or children on the ice
  • Do not skate in chains of more than two
  • Do not wear scarves or long coats
  • Do not carry handbags/any bags
  • Do not cut across the middle of the rink
  • Do not play tag
  • Do not consume alcohol before attempting to skate
  • Do not wear peaked caps or hoods
  • Do not congregate at the barrier entrance


  • Do make sure skates are correctly tightened
  • Do wear gloves
  • Do skate in an anticlockwise direction ONLY
  • Do obey instructions given by the icerink management
  • Do obey the ice marshals

Emergencies and Security


  • Do not leave any belongings left unattended
  • Do not congregate or block up any Ice Rink Exits or Fire Exits
  • Do not return to skate hire if any alarms have been raised, follow all Fire and Ice marshals directions
  • Do not try and run with skates on; do not take skates off before leaving the rink.
    In the case of an emergency seating will be provided at an assembly point
  • Do not Play with or move any Fire Equipment
  • Do not smoke on entry to skate hire.


  • Do obey Fire Marshal and Ice Marshal in the case of any emergency
  • Do follow the matting for skaters to walk on when leaving the ice rink
  • Do take skates off when clear of the Ice Rink on the matting and chairs provided
  • Do report to Fire assembly Point once skates have been removed
  • Do tell your child if separated, to find the nearest Ice Marshal and stay with them at all times
  • Do allow Belongings to be checked before leaving them at skate counter


If you are unsure about going on the rink, please check with a member of staff

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