Ice Skating Questions, answered – FAQ

Ice Skating Questions answered by IceSkating.London

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FAQ’s – Questions about Ice Skating Lessons

Where do you offer Ice Skating Lessons?

We have instructors available at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink and Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre

How much do Ice Skating Lessons cost?

Solo and Shared Ice Skating Lessons with IceSkating.London instructors range in price starting at £12.50 – £15 per quarter hour, depending on your chosen instructor.

How long will my Ice Skating Lesson last?

Ice Skating Lessons can be booked for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 1 hour duration. 30 minutes is both popular and a good length of time to learn skills and still have some time to practice on your skating session.

How many people can be in an Ice Skating Lesson?  

A lesson can be taken Solo or a maximum of 2 people can share a lesson. Sharing with a friend or sibling is a great way to make a high quality learning experience easier on the wallet.

What if I want more than 2 people to share an Ice Skating Lesson?

3 or more skaters constitutes a class. In this instance we advise contacting us via email to confirm numbers in your group and to seek permission from ice rink management. Contact us on

What if I need to Reschedule or Cancel my Ice Skating Lesson?

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 lesson credit forward or issue a refund. Cancellations (or no-shows) less than 48 hours before your scheduled lesson start time, are ineligible for refunds or reschedule.

More Ice Skating Questions

What should I wear when Ice Skating?

We highly recommend wearing light layers, covered legs and covered arms. It’s a good idea to remove hats, scarves and long coats before getting on the ice because they can cause accidents if they fall off and/or get under someone’s feet. 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). For toddlers and little ones, we highly recommend waterproof trousers/pants as kids are more likely to sit/fall often in their first few visits to skating.

Questions about Ice Skating Sessions

Do I have to pay to get into the Ice Rink?  

Yes. Everyone has to pay to get on the ice. There is an entry fee regardless of whether you are taking an Ice Skating Lesson. Some Ice Rinks also charge spectator fees, so it is wise to check ahead, even if you are not heading onto the ice.

Can I pay on arrival for a skate session (no lesson) or do I need to pre-book?

Most Ice Rinks are now operating on a pre-book basis. During Winter months (and while Dancing on Ice is on the TV) we highly recommend pre-booking your Ice Skating Session ticket well in advance.

How much is it to go on an Ice Skating Public Session

Each Ice Rink has their own price, so we recommend visiting their website to find out. Below are links to the Ice Rinks where you will find IceSkating.London instructors. Alexandra Palace Ice Rink Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre

Is skate hire included in a Public Session ticket price?

Usually skate hire IS included, but do check the website of the rink for full up to date information.

Do I have to take a Lesson to get on and Skate?

No. Many people take to the ice without any tuition. A short lesson can give you some great safety and control tips that can make a visit to the ice rink more enjoyable though.

You can also get some Pro tips on how to tie your skates and more on our TikTok channel

Covid related questions

Will I need to wear a face mask in the Ice Rink?

Rules regarding masks is constantly changing, so we advise checking with each venue for their policy at the time of your visit.

How can I be covidsafe when at an Ice Rink?

The best way to keep your social distance on the ice is keeping skating speed down and skating within your ability level.

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?

Mobile phones, cameras, go-pro style video and any other interactive electronic device are risky distractions while skating. When on the ice, Skaters should not use them. If you’d like to capture the moment, it is safest to ask your camera-person to step off the ice for their safety and that of other ice users. (Ice users shouldn’t 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 should not 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!

Do you do Discounts for buying/paying for a number of lessons up front?

IceSkating.London has high regard for the expertise, experience and professionalism of it’s coaches. Lesson fees are set and non-negotiable regardless of volume, sharing a lesson or joining a group class is a budget friendly alternative.