Ice Rink Safety Information

How to have fun on the ice and stay safe.

All skaters are reminded that they skate at their own risk.

The following Rules and Regulations are for your safety — please ensure that you have read them before taking to the ice and listen to all instructions from our ice marshals or Management.

Do

  • Do put your skates on in the skate change area — use seating provided
  • Do keep away from the ice area when resurfacing is taking place
  • Do skate in an anti-clockwise direction unless directed otherwise
  • Do obey skating marshals/management
  • Do put litter in bins provided
  • Do ensure your skates are fitted correctly
  • Do wear suitable attire for an outdoor skating
  • Do try to keep noise levels to an acceptable level (i.e no screaming)
  • Do report any accidents to a member of staff
  • Do always listen and obey the staff’s instructions

Do Not

  • Do not smoke anywhere at the ice rink
  • Do not go on the ice without skates
  • Do not litter
  • Do not wear “hoodies” with the hood up
  • Do not take bags or cameras on the ice
  • Do not take personal entertainment systems to be used on the ice
  • Do not eat, drink or chew on the ice
  • Do not play tag or any other games on the ice
  • Do not sit or climb on the rink barrier
  • Do not skate across the middle of the ice or against the flow of other skaters
  • Do not skate in chains (two holding hands is allowed)
  • Do not chip, throw or spray the ice
  • Do not carry children and infants
  • Do not skate at excessive speed
  • Do not skate backwards
  • Do not stand still or gather in groups whilst on the ice
  • Don’t spin, jump or attempt acrobatic tricks, these aren’t allowed on the rink

Anti-social behavior of any kind will not be tolerated and those responsible will be asked to leave the rink with no refund given.

Please note: you are required to skate in an anti-clockwise direction, however on some occasions the staff may instruct all skaters to skate in a clockwise direction. Please ensure that you are skating in the correct direction at all times.

Skater’s code of conduct and assumption of risk agreement
Skating is entirely at your own risk. The management will not be responsible for any loss or injury incurred.

Skaters and Spectators understand and agree to the following:

  • By engaging in skating both skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of, and assume the risk of skating which include but are not limited to the following:
  • a) Injuries that result from collision or contact with other skaters or other individuals who are on the skating surface
  • b) Injuries that result from falls
  • c) Injuries that involve objects or artificial structures that are within the properly intended path of travel of the skater

Skaters and Spectators also agree to:

  • Maintain reasonable control of his/her speed at all times
  • Maintain a proper lookout to avoid other skaters, objects or conditions on the surface of the rink
  • Accept responsibility for knowing the range of his/her abilities while on skates, and skate within the limits of that ability and as appropriate to the session on which he/she is skating
  • Refrain from skating whilst under the influence of drugs, alcohol or other control impairing substance
  • Leave the surface of the ice when resurfacing maintenance is taking place, when sessions end or as directed by staff
  • Refrain from taking food and drink onto the rink surface
  • Refrain from acting in a matter that may cause or contribute to injury of themselves or any other person
  • Refrain from instigating or becoming involved in any type of altercations with any other skater or spectator and engaging in abusive, abrasive or disorderly conduct
  • Not sit, climb or put feet on the barrier

We hold the right to refuse entry onto the ice to anyone not complying with the above skaters asked to leave or removed from the Ice Rink area will not be refunded for their session fee if breaking this Code of Conduct.