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Ice skating

Get flexible, get fit, all while having fun at Riverside's ice rink.

Ice skating at Riverside

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The ice rink at Riverside Leisure Centre is now open, with a brand new ice pad, new skate hire and changing rooms.

You can enjoy public skate sessions, family skate, and weekend club nights, along with a host of activities for kids, including ice skating partiesholiday courses and our Get In! Skate School. 

We will also offer Patch time for those who are NISA grade 8 or above, or are having private skating lessons. 

Whether you will attempt your first skate, or you’re on route to the next series of Dancing on Ice, our fantastic rink facilities will have something for everyone.

Timetable

Prices

Prices do not include skate hire.

Skate hire: £1 per person

ourChelmsford Lite card

Monday to Fridays morning and 
afternoon (term time) 

Standard: £6

Discounted: £5.40

Family*: £18 


Monday and Wednesday evening

Standard: £6

Discounted: £5.40

Family*: £18 


Friday and Saturday evening (club nights), weekend and holidays

Standard: £7.50

Family*: £22.50 


ourChelmsford Plus card

Monday to Fridays morning and afternoon 

Standard: £5

Discounted: £4.40

Family*: £15 


Monday and Wednesday evening

Standard: £5

Discounted: £4.40

Family*: £15


Friday and Saturday evening (club nights), weekend and holidays

Standard: £6.50

Family*: £19.50



*A family ticket is one adult and three children or two adults and two children.

All spectators are required to pay £2.70

Things you need to know

Booking and entrance
  • Booking is only available for Friday and Saturday club night sessions. For all other sessions just come along to reception or a kiosk and purchase your ticket. 
  • Bookings can be made online or by calling  01245 615050.
  • To book online, each person must have their own ourChelmsford account.
  • If you are a multi-site monthly member or Patch member, you can tap straight through the barrier with your ourChelmsford card, sticker, fob or wristband.
  • If you need to pay for skating you will need to go to reception or a kiosk. This will activate your ourChelmsford card and allow you through the barriers. 
  • If you have forgotten your card you will need to collect a barcode from reception or a kiosk to get through the barriers. 
  • If you require use of the lift to access the first floor, you will need to go to reception to activate your ourChelmsford card. 


Lockers and changing rooms
  • If you want to use a locker, you will need a 50p coin to release the key. The 50p is non refundable.
  • Changing rooms are available.
  • A Changing Places facility is available on poolside or by studio 1.


Ice skates
  • You can get skates at skate hire. You will need to give your shoes in. 
  • You can hire skates from childs size 7 to adults size 14.


Lighting and noise

Friday and Saturday club nights, and Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions include loud music, strobe, flashing and/or flickering lights.


Penguin skating aids
  • You can hire a penguin skating aids from skate hire for 30 minutes at a cost of £3.
  • To use a penguin, to your chin you must be between 0.8m and 1.2m tall.


Rules

Please make sure you read the rule board before going on the ice pad.


Private lessons

If you would like to enquire about private lessons with an ice professional email lessonenquiries@gmail.com

About ice skating

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Riverside

Centre opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5.30am to 10pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 6am to 10pm
Saturday, 6am to 9.45pm
Sunday, 6am to 9pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Our facilities, including the ice rink, may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.

Facilities

All prices are correct to 30 March 2020

Contact

Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1FG

01245 615050

You can also give us your feedback about the new centre.

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