Customer notice for patch users: No patch Monday 9th 7.30-9.45 and 12.30-14.30 due to tests. There is a change of timetable from 2 Dec 2019. Please check the patch webpage.
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 parties, holiday courses and our Get In! Skate School.
Get into the festive spirit this Christmas at the rink. Find out more about Christmas ice skating at Riverside. You can also see in the New Year in style. Find out more about our New Year's Eve ice skating at Riverside.
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.
Skate hire: £1 per person
A family ticket is one adult and three children or two adults and two children.
All spectators are required to pay £2.70
Friday and Saturday club nights, and Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions include loud music, strobe, flashing and/or flickering lights.
Please make sure you read the rule board before going on the ice pad.
If you would like to enquire about private lessons with an ice professional email email@example.com
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 timetablesYou can view our Christmas opening hours.
Our facilities, including the ice rink, may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.
All prices are correct to 30 March 2020
Riverside Leisure Centre Victoria Road Chelmsford Essex CM1 1FG
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