Ice skating at Eden
The ice rink is now closed - it will open again from October 2015 to February 2016.
Types of session available
A valid Eden admission ticket is required for all the sessions, in addition to the ticket for the relevant session. Skaters are welcome to bring their own ice skates to use.
General skating sessions
Our public skate sessions are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour.
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 120cm (3' 11¼"). 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.
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 9.30am, the Eden gates will open at 9am.
Chilly Juniors sessions
Fun skating sessions with races and games on selected Sundays for 6-12 yr olds. Participants need to be able to skate.
School skating sessions
Ice play sessions and school skating is available most weekdays during term time.
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).
Wheelchairs on the ice rink
We welcome manual wheelchairs on our ice rink – up to a maximum of five per skating session.
Manual wheelchairs must have a waist strap, so that they are secure, and must be pushed by a carer (who gets on for free).
We don’t allow electric wheelchairs on the ice, due to the weight of the chair and the subsequent difficulty of slowing them down. However, electric wheelchair users are welcome to borrow one of our own manual wheelchairs and waist strap from the Boot Room by the rink.