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FAQ’s – ice skating questions, answered

Ice Skating Questions answered by IceSkating.London

Ice Skating Questions Answered!

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

How much do ice skating lessons cost?

Private Ice Skating lessons with IceSkating.London instructors range from £12.50 to £14 per quarter hour depending on your instructor.

You can book lessons in 15 minute increments of 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes duration.

A maximum 2 people may share a Private Lesson.

For Groups of 3 to 6 we advise should email us to make arrangements. Please note, Group sizes for lessons and participants from mixed households will be dictated by Government guidelines active at the time of booking.

What if I need to Reschedule or Cancel my 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 transfer. 

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 Ice Rink entry ticket online for Public Ice Skating Sessions.

Find Ice Rink entry fees and info here –

Alexandra Palace


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!

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.

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).

Do we need to wear Face Masks in the Ice Rink?

When you enter the Ice Rink, you are required to wear a Face Mask until you get on the ice.

If you are not getting on the ice but are spectating, you will be asked to wear a mask unless you have an exemption.

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 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)

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! 

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