Our leisure centres are now open. You can find all the information about restrictions and Covid safety on individual activity pages.

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Ice Patch membership

Our Ice Patch membership is perfect for accomplished skaters of any age, who need to perfect techniques for their next competition or keep their skills sharp.

Ice Patch membership (Riverside only)

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Important update for our patch members

Following government guidelines for sports centres, we are currently only able to run patch sessions for those with private lessons booked.  We will inform our members as soon as we receive updated guidance and we are able to run patch sessions without lessons safely.

Our flexible Ice Patch membership gives ice skaters having private lessons or at NISA Grade 8 and above unlimited access to any of our patch sessions at Riverside, with no contract; so you can make your membership work for you.  

Our quick touch cards or fobs (for an additional cost) give you speedy access to the ice rink so you can practice as much as you need, at any of our patch sessions.

You can find out when patch sessions are.

What are the benefits?

With our Ice Patch membership, you'll receive:

  • Unlimited access to any of our patch sessions, with no contract. 
  • You can book classes and activities at any of our Leisure Centres up to 7 days in advance.
  • Chelmsford Theatres: £1 off full priced and standard concessionary tickets to specified shows. 
  • 3foot People Festival: Priority booking 48 hours in advance of public ticket sale release (offer valid for 24 hour period only).
  • All facilities and activities subject to availability.

Please note that when we reopen, there will be some temporary changes to the usual Patch membership booking privileges:

You can book two sessions per day: 

  • You can book two activities at the same centre, for example you can book one exercise class and then a gym or a swim session. You won’t be able to book and attend two of the same activity type, for example two exercise classes at the same centre on the same day.
  • However, you can book the same activity type at different sites; for example, you can book one exercise class at Riverside and then one exercise class at CSAC on the same day. This is to help make it easy for everyone to attend the activities they love. 

Some of our facilities will not be available to use when we first reopen. You can find out which facilities are available on our timetable of reopening page.

These measures are in line with government and industry guidelines and are to ensure we operate safely for all our staff and customers.

These changes are not permanent. We are reviewing these measures weekly and will implement changes as soon as we receive updated guidance.

When can I use my membership?

How much will it cost?

  • £46 monthly Direct Debit 
  • Discounted rates are not available for this membership.

How do I join?

  • You can enquire online and one of our team will contact you as soon as we are able to sign you up.

Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables


  • State of the art gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • 25m x 10 lane main pool
  • 10m x 10m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • 2 Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2022.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


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Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

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