Our ice rink opens on 14 October 2017, right through until 18 February 2018. On this page, find out about the different sessions we offer.
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Choose a session to suit you
A valid Eden admission ticket is required for all the sessions, in addition to the ticket for the relevant session. We advise skaters to arrive at the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to their booked skating slot.
General skating sessions
Our public skate sessions are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour.
Penguin skating aids
Our penguins (featured in the video on this page) 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.
Skater Pass discount card
With this card you can enjoy skating on our rink for half the standard price on general sessions.
The card includes entry to the Eden Project for the duration of the ice rink and is valid only on General Skating sessions.
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).
On Sundays these sessions last 45 minutes, from 9.30am to 10.15am, and the Eden Ticketing Desks will open at the earlier time of 9.15am.
Chilly Juniors sessions
Fun skating sessions with races and games on selected Sundays for 6-12 year-olds. Participants need to be able to skate.
Learn how to skate with our expert instructors! The price of the lessons also includes a Skater Pass discount card (see below). The lesson take place on Saturday mornings and the six-week series start on 4 November 2017 and 6 January 2018.
Skater Pass discount card
With this Discount Card you can enjoy skating on our rink for half the standard price on general sessions (£3.50 adult/ £3 child). The card includes entry to the Eden Project for the duration of the Ice Rink and is valid only on General Skating sessions.
Passes can be bought at any point during the season from 14 October 2017. Passes have to be bought on site.
Skating sessions for schools and nurseries
During term time, teachers can take advantage of ice play and skating sessions reserved exclusively for education groups. Find out more about school skating.
Skaters are welcome to bring their own ice skates to use. Please note that socks must be worn with skates and we do advise that an extra pair of socks is worn for comfort.
Skate sizes start at child size 8 (EU 25) and go up to adult size 15 (EU 50). Socks must be worn with skates and we do advise that an extra pair of socks is worn for comfort. We also offer bob skates for toddlers, in size 10 down to approximately size 5. These fit over their own shoes but please note that, for smaller sizes in particular, suitability depends upon the style of the shoe.
Children aged 14 years and over can be unaccompanied both on site and on the ice. Children aged 8 to 13 years need a parent or guardian to be available either on the ice or around the rink.
We welcome children on the ice rink who are at least 18 months old and are confident walkers - we advise parents to choose a toddler-focussed skating session from our timetable. Children aged 7 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ice, except for 'Chilly Juniors' where they must remain around the rink. We advise 1 on 1 supervision for children under 5 years of age.
We welcome manual wheelchairs on our ice rink – up to a maximum of five per skating session. Please telephone the Box Office to arrange taking a wheelchair on the rink: 01726 811972.
Manual wheelchairs must have a waist strap, so that they are secure, and must be pushed by a personal assistant (who gets in 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.