Please browse this page for answers to a variety of common Ice Skating Questions.
About Ice Skating Lessons:
Where do you offer ice skating lessons?
We coach exclusively at the Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lea Bridge Road, London, E10 7QL
How much do ice skating lessons cost?
Private Ice Skating lessons with IceSkating.London instructors are £13 per quarter hour and can be booked in 15 minute increments of 15, 30 or 45 minutes duration.
A maximum 2 people (from the same household) may share a Private Lesson.
For Groups of 3 to 6 we advise should email us to make arrangements. Please note, due to Covid tier restrictions, only people from the same household may share lessons in groups. Group sizes for lessons will be dictated by Government guidelines active at the time of booking.
What if I need to Reschedule or Cancel?
If you have a change in circumstances and need to reschedule or cancel your Ice Skating Lesson, a full 48 hours notice is required to carry your credit forward or issue a refund.
Cancellations (or no-show) less than 48 hours before your scheduled lesson start time, will forfeit the whole lesson fee.
More about Lessons and Ice Skating Sessions:
Do I have to pay to get in the ice rink?
Yes. There is an entry fee to skate whether or not you’re taking a class/lesson.
Skaters must pre-book their entry ticket online for Public Ice Skating Sessions due to limited numbers per session.
Further information and online booking for Public Ice Skating Sessions at Lee Valley Ice Centre can be found here
The Ice Rink entry fees for a 1 hour public skating session including skate hire are as follows –
- £10 Adult & Junior (Under 16)
- £6 Kids under 5yrs
- £1 Spectators
These prices are correct at the time of publishing. For more information, visit Lee Valley Ice Centre Website
Do I have to take a lesson or class to come Ice Skating?
For a Public Skating Session, no. Skaters can come to a Public Skating Session without a lesson. A class or lesson gives beginner skaters tutoring on how to control their skates, move around and stay safer, but it is not a requirement.
We’ll be happy to see folks enjoying Public Skating with or without a lesson!
For a Patch/Training Session, yes. Due to Covid restrictions, numbers of skaters permitted on training ice is less than half that permitted on Public sessions, so skaters with lessons booked have priority for access to training ice.
General Ice Skating Questions (Post Covid edition):
What should I wear when Ice Skating?
We highly recommend wearing light layers, covered legs and covered arms.
Skaters are not allowed to wear hats, scarves and long coats on the ice because they can cause accidents if they fall off and/or get under someone’s feet. (why is this a problem? because it causes the skates to stop suddenly and can cause accidents)
Gloves or mittens are also good because there will be times when you’ll need to touch the ice to learn to stand from a sitting position (aka falling over).
Do we need to wear Face Masks in the Ice Rink?
Visitors are required to wear Face Masks in the Ice Centre when entering through box office, in skate hire and in the seating areas unless they have an exemption.
Once skaters get on the ice, Face Masks are not required but social distancing from people not from your household is a good idea.
The best way to keep your social distance on the ice is keeping skating speed down and skating within your ability level.
The Ice Centre has Hand Sanitiser stations distributed around the building for your safety and convenience.
Questions about using Tech Gadgets on the Ice:
I’d like to video/take pictures of my day out ice skating, can I use my phone to film on the ice?
When on the ice, Skaters may not use Mobile phones and any other electronic device (cameras, go-pro style video, music players, headphones) because they are risky distractions while skating.
If you’d like to capture the moment, you’ll need your camera-person to step off the ice for their safety and that of other ice users. (Ice users aren’t allowed to answer phone calls or text on the ice either)
I don’t like the music playing in the Ice Rink, can I play my own if I wear “in-ear” headphones?
Skaters are not allowed to wear and/or use ear-phones of all kinds and music players while they are on the ice. It’s really important to be able to hear public announcements and other ice users. Safety first!