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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer skate sharpening? Yes, individuals that want to avail of this service can drop their skates in at any stage throughout the day. Skates will be ready for collection within 72 hours and cost £7 per pair.
  • What’s your quietest session? Weekday term time and evening sessions tend to be quieter. Weekend and holiday periods tend to be busier. 
  • Is there a minimum age for ice skating? There is no minimum age for skating, it is up to the discretion of the parent/ guardian. The smallest pair of skates we offer is infant size 5.
  • What do I need to wear to go skating?

    It is advisable to wear something warm and comfortable. We also recommend bringing gloves

  • Do you accommodate group bookings?

    We have discounted rates for all activities at selected times for groups with 15+ people. This rate applies to groups of children and adults. 

  • Do you offer ice skating lessons?

    Dundonald International Ice Bowl offers regular six week courses from Grade 1 to Grade 8. Customers who have previous skating experience can be assessed by our team of skating professionals to see what grade they should enrol on.

     Tots courses are also available for young children aged 3-4 years

  • Do I need to book an ice skating session in advance?

     At present, customers are no longer required to book for ice skating. Customers are advised to arrive at their chosen session fifteen minutes before it starts. Booking is only required for those bringing a group of 15 or more. 

  • Where do I keep my personal items when skating?

    Locker tokens can be purchased from the vending machine in the ice rink. Tokens cost £1 and are for single use only.

  • What are your height restrictions for skating aids

    We offer skating aids to help young children take their first steps on the ice.  Penguin skating aids are available for children under the height of 1.2 metres (wearing skates) and snowmen are available for taller children between 1.2 metres and 1.5 metres (wearing skates). Polar bears are suitable for children under 1m (wearing skates)

  • What size of skates do you offer?

    Our ice skates range from children’s size 5 to adult size 13.

  • Is there parking at the facility? Yes there is a car park located on the premises for the use of all Dundonald International Ice Bowl customers.