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. 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.

General skating sessions

Our public skate sessions are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour. On selected days you can enjoy a half-price skate for only £3 a session!

  • Price: £6 (a valid Eden admission ticket is also required)
  • Times: These sessions tend to be at 3pm on weekdays, and throughout the day on weekends, but check the ice skating timetable page for full details of times. 
  • Book your slot online

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 £4 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.

How to book a penguin skating aid

Visit our online booking system to book your skating session, add your chosen session to your basket, then click the purple 'Add products' tab at the top of the booking system page. You can then navigate to the skating aid to add it to your shopping basket. 

Skater Pass 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! Includes entry to the Eden Project for the duration of the Ice Rink and is valid for General and Half Price skating sessions (still £3). Passes can be bought at any point during the season.

  • Price: now only £20
  • Buy your pass at Eden

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). 

  • Price: £4 (includes one adult) - a valid Eden admission ticket is also required
  • Times: These sessions tend to be at 11am on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9.30am on Sundays, but check the ice skating timetable page for full details of times. Please note that on Sundays, when these sessions start at 9.30am, the Eden gates will open at 9am.
  • Book your slot online

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.

Skating lessons

Our skating lessons are now fully booked, but we are considering offering more places. If you are interested, please call our Box Office on 01726 811972.

Learn how to skate with a professional coach. The price of six sessions also includes a Skater Pass Discount Card (see above for details). Skaters must be at least six years old, but there is no maximum age limit. 

  • Price: £51 per child (aged 6-15)/£59 per adult for a block of six lessons
  • Times: 9am on Saturday mornings from 9 January 2016 

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 ice sessions for schools.

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 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.

Food and drink

Enjoy a warming drink by the rink, a sweet treat, or a chargrilled burger with French fries and all the trimmings (vegetarian options available).

Visit Eden for free with a Locals’ Pass

If you live in Cornwall or Devon, you can get a Local’s Pass for just £12 right up until 7 March, allowing you to visit the Eden Project for free until 31 October (skating admission still applies). Find out how to get yours.

Contact us

You can book all skating sessions and aids online, but please get in touch with the Box Office if you have any further questions, on 01726 811972 or


Penguin dance party on our ice rink

See the strange things that happen after dark on our rink!

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