Date: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 17:15

The spectacular ice rink at the Eden Project returns on October 18, 2014 - ten years after first opening. 

Around 100,000 skaters per year have sharpened their skills at Eden since the ice first set in the winter of 2004 and once again Eden will have sessions to suit everyone from twirling toddlers to pirouetting seniors.

Eden Live Programme Producer, Emma Hogg, who helped devise the launch of the rink 10 years ago, said: “We are really looking forward to celebrating a decade of skating at Eden.  The rink has been a top winter attraction and a huge success and it is especially great to see skaters returning again and again.

“Some of the younger ones have been coming every year and have grown up with the rink to become skillful skaters with the help of our fantastic rink team.”

Public skate sessions costing £6 per person are 40 minutes long and begin on the hour.

With a £35 Skater Pass Discount Card, it costs just £3 per session. The card includes entry to the Eden Project for the duration of the Ice Rink and is valid for all general skates.

For very young skaters, Penguin skating aids are ideal for helping them to gain confidence on the ice. They can be hired for any public skating session but pre-booking online is advisable.

There are parent and toddler ice-play sessions for children aged between 18 months and five years, with plenty of toys to enjoy. The sessions last 40 minutes, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Other Sessions include:

Chilly Juniors 
Fun skating sessions with races and games on selected Saturdays for those aged six to 12 years. Participants need to be able to skate.

School skating sessions
Ice play sessions and school skating is available most weekdays during term time from late October to mid-February 2015.

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).

For more information, go to: http://www.edenproject.com/visit-us/whats-on/kids-and-families/ice-skating