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FAQ’s – Questions about Ice Skating Lessons
We have instructors available at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink and Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Private Ice Skating Lessons with IceSkating.London instructors range in price starting at £12.50 – £15 per quarter hour, depending on your chosen instructor.
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.
A maximum of 2 people can share a lesson. Siblings can share a lesson, as can any 2 people. It’s a great way to get twice the coach time for the same price.
3 or more skaters constitutes a class. In this instance we advise contacting us via email to confirm numbers in your group for safety based on number of participants to coach ratio.
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 transfer.
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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
Yes. 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.
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 booking your Ice Skating Session ticket well in advance.
This is in part due to continued restrictions on numbers of people allowed in an Ice Rink post Covid precautions.
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
Usually skate hire IS included, but do check the website of the rink for full up to date information.
No. Many people take to the ice without any tuition.
A lesson (even a short one), can give you some great safety and control tips that can make a visit to the ice rink more enjoyable though.
Covid related questions
Rules regarding masks is constantly changing, so we advise checking with each venue for their policy at the time of your visit.
At time of publishing, it is procedure to wear a mask while in off ice areas (unless you have a medical exemption) and optional to continue wearing your mask when on the ice.
If you are not getting on the ice but are spectating, you will likely be required to wear a mask unless you have a medical exemption.
The best way to keep your social distance on the ice is keeping skating speed down and skating within your ability level.
Ice Centres often have Hand Sanitiser stations distributed around the building for your safety and convenience.
Questions about using Tech Gadgets on the Ice:
When on the ice, Skaters should 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, 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)
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!
IceSkating.London has high regard for the expertise, experience and professionalism of it’s coaches.
While Private 1 to 1 lesson fees are set and non-negotiable regardless of volume, joining a group class (when covid regulations permit) is a budget friendly alternative.