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Ice Skating Lessons

Following the sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the Council as a mark of respect has made the decision to close the centre from 9 – 12 September (inclusive). For queries on bookings over this period, please email

Ice Skating Lessons (6 week course)Price
Learn to Skate Programme ( 5 years +) £60
Ice Tots (3 & 4 years)£50

Have a watch of our new Learn to Skate video below which shows snippets of what you can expect when commencing a course of ice skating lessons.


All ice skating courses consist of half hour sessions over a period of six weeks with an NISA qualified coach. 
Courses cater for beginners and help skaters progress from Grade 1 to Grade 10. 

Grades One to Five

Grade OneGrade TwoGrade ThreeGrade FourGrade Five
Moving forward and stoppingForward skatingBackward skating and stopForward crossoversBackward crossovers
Falling down and getting up unaidedMoving backwardsForward balancing on one legBackward chassés to two foot turnForward outside three turn
Bending knee exerciseForward two foot curveForward chassés into two foot turnBackward balancing on one legForward inside consecutive edges
Forward lemonsStationary two foot turnForward slalomsForward outside consecutive edgesForward cross rolls

Grades Six to Ten

Grade SixGrade SevenGrade EightGrade NineGrade Ten
Forward inside three turnsBunny hopForward dragForward inside edge changeTeapot
Forward spiralForward inside mohawksForward outside edge changePivotsThree jump
Figure eight crossoversBackward spiralContinuous outside edgeContinuous inside edgeOne foot spin
Backward outside/inside edgesStepping backward to forwardTwo foot spinBackward cross rollsLinking of five elements

​Tips for a Fun & Safe Skating Session

  • Wear comfortable clothing - not too tight but not too baggy
  • Gloves will keep your hands warm and provide protection if you fall
  • Wear comfortable socks
  • Do not wear a scarf - it could be dangerous to you and others
  • Tie your skates up to your ankle to ensure maximum comfort
  • Before getting onto the ice, try walking around to get used to the feel and weight of your skates
  • Whilst safety gear is not provided, patrons are welcome to bring their own eg, helmets, elbows and knee pads.