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Ice skating for beginners at Riverside

This short 3-day Easter course will teach your child the basics of ice skating.

Ice skating for beginners

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In this 5-day ice skating course for beginners, children can learn to glide around the ice while improving their balance, agility and co-ordination!  

These 30 minute sessions will teach children elements from Grades 1 to 3 of the Skate UK programme, including how to glide, how to turn and how to stop.

Times and prices

Day(s) running

  • Monday 1 August to Friday 5 August inclusive
  • Monday 8 August to Friday 12 August inclusive
  • Monday 15 August to Friday 19 August inclusive


  • 9.30am to 10am
  • 10am to 10.30am


Sibling and key worker discount

  • We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our courses at the same time. We also offer a 15% key worker discount. 


Essential information

  • Please ensure children wear warm comfortable clothes which are not loose, bring thick socks, and arrive a few minutes early so they can be fitted with their ice skates.
  • Children can bring gloves, knee pads and a helmet if they have them. These are recommended but not essential. These are not available to hire from the ice rink.
  • Please read our pre-course information before booking and attending the course.

Before you arrive

  • All courses must be booked and paid for in advance using your child's ourChelmsford card
  • If your child does not have an ourChelmsford card, you will need to apply for one before you can book a session. 
  • If you have not booked and paid for a session online, you will not be able to attend. Please arrive 5 minutes before your child's course is due to start.


  • A 15% sibling discount or a 15% key worker discount are available for this course. We offer a 15% sibling discount when you book two siblings onto our course at the same time. Please see our pre-course information page for full details.

Suitable for

Ages 6
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to 16
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Wear warm clothes
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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

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


  • 130 station 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 2023.

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


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Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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