Ice skating at Eden, winter 2013/14
This winter's ice skating season at Eden runs through til Sunday 2 March 2014. This year we're offering delicious new rink-side food!
Ice skating timetable
Please note, the timetable includes all sessions up to 5 January 2014. Sessions beyond this date will be added soon.
Book your skating session
There is limited capacity for all our skating sessions, so please pre-book to avoid disappointment. Each person will also need to have a valid admission ticket to the Eden Project (except for the evening sessions on Fridays between 22 November and 20 December 2013).
- Book online or by calling our Box Office on 01726 811972.
General skating sessions
Our public skate sessions are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour.
- Cost: £6 per person (admission to Eden not included) - book online
Penguin skating aids
Our penguins (pictured right) are ideal for helping young skaters to gain confidence on the ice. They can be hired for any public skating session but pre-booking online is advisable. The penguins are 91.5cm tall and although there is no minimum height restriction, the user does need to be able to walk and reach the handle. The maximum height for use is 130cm.
- Cost: £4 per penguin per 40-minute session, in addition to the normal Eden and ice rink admission price. The charge covers the full 40-minute session and there are no refunds or part-refunds if the penguin is not used or is only used for part of the session. Bookings are non-refundable.
Eden Great Skate Discount Card
With this Discount Card you can enjoy skating on our rink for only £3 per session, which is up to half the normal price! The Card costs £50, includes entry to the Eden Project for the duration of the Ice Rink and is valid for General, 2-for-1 and Mid-week saver sessions.
On selected days, you can enjoy a skate with a friend for only half the price!
- Cost: £6 for two people (admission to Eden not included).
Parent and toddler ice-play sessions
Special non-skating ice-play sessions for kids aged between 18 months and 5 years, with plenty of toys to play with. The sessions last 40 minutes, and children must be accompanied by an adult (at least one adult per two children). Please note that on Sundays, when these sessions start at 9am, the Eden gates will open at 8.30am.
- Cost: £3 per child with one free adult (admission to Eden not included) - book online
Chilly Juniors sessions
Fun skating sessions for 6-12 yr olds with various races and games.
- Cost: £6 per child (admission to Eden not included) - book online
Mid-week saver skate sessions
Skate for 90 minutes for the normal price of a 40-minute skate on Wednesdays from 3 to 4.30pm (except school holidays). A great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!
- Cost: £6 (admission to Eden not included) - book online
Learn how to skate with our excellent instructors. We offer weekly lessons in blocks of six weeks on either Wednesday evenings (5-7.30pm) or Saturday mornings (9-11.30am). Your fee will include entry to the 90-minute mid-week saver skate sessions on the Wednesday afternoons during the period of your lessons.
- Cost: £49 for kids, £57 for adults
- Call 01726 811972 to book your place.
Rookie sessions for beginners
Do you feel a bit like Bambi on ice but really want to give it a go and build your confidence? Come along on one of the following Friday nights at 5-5.40pm and be safe in the knowledge that you won’t be the only one with a wobble!
- Dates: 6, 13 and 20 December
- Cost: £6 (admission ticket to Eden not required) - book online
School skating sessions
These 40-minute skating sessions are exclusively for school groups, year 3 and up (maximum of 150 pupils per session).
Nursery/school ice play sessions
These 'Infants on Ice' non-skating, ice play sessions are exclusively for under sevens from nursery and school groups (maximum of 100 children per session).
Travelling home from the ice rink
Please note that if you are attending one of our evening skating sessions, that the last bus back to St Austell is at 6pm on weekdays, Sundays and public holidays; and 5.55pm on Saturdays.