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Public Skating Code of Conduct

Ice skating can be a dangerous sport, which you do at your own risk. Management request that all visitors to the rink observe the following safety code.

  • All visitors to Dundonald International Ice Bowl are expected to treat the facility, its employees and all other visitors with care and respect.
  • The use of abusive, threatening, dangerous, criminal or violent behaviour and foul or abusive language is not permitted anywhere in the building or grounds.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building.
  • The use of photographic equipment of any form is prohibited
  • It is recommended that children under 12 years old are accompanied by an adult.
  • Do not climb or sit on the barriers at any time.
  • Do not throw any objects on the ice.
  • First time skaters may benefit from enroling on the facilty's Learn to Skate programme. Courses can be booked online
  • Skating with particular injuries, medical conditions and/or when pregnant is not recommended. Please consult with your doctor prior to skating if you have any medical condition.
  • Patrons are recommended to wear appropriate safety gear, e.g. helmets, elbow and knee pads.
  • Customers are advised that special effect lighting is used during selected ice skating sessions. Please check before arriving at the centre to find the right session for you.

Before Going On The Ice

  • Please put on your boots in the changing area only.
  • Lace your boots tightly and securely and avoid loose ends.
  • No headwear, scarves or any other loose clothing are to be worn as these can cause accidents, however we do recommend that long sleeved tops, long trousers and gloves be worn on the ice.
  • No headphones to be worn on the ice.
  • No mobile phones or other equipment to be used on the ice.
  • Walk around the rink as running while wearing skates can cause accidents.
  • Persons who are under the influence of drugs, alcohol or other control-impairing substances are not permitted on the ice.
  • When the ice resurfacer is in operation keep off the ice and do not lean over the barriers.

Whlist On The Ice

  • Do not carry children, especially infants, on the ice.
  • Do not push, trip or kick any other skaters.
  • Skate in an anti-clockwise direction unless directed otherwise.
  • No speed skating or weaving through other skaters is permitted.
  • No horseplay, tag or other games that result in reckless skating.
  • Do not skate backwards without due care and attention to other skaters.
  • No chains of 3 or more skaters on the ice.
  • Do not spray or throw ice at other skaters.
  • In the interests of safety, do not stand still on the ice unless directed by a member of staff.
  • If an injury is sustained, notify a member of staff immediately.
  • No food or drink is permitted on the ice.
  • No jumps to be performed on the ice during public session times.
  • You may be asked to leave the ice if you engage in dangerous practices.
  • Follow instructions from ice stewards at all times.


Management reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone in violation of this code. When in the centre please take care of yourself and your possessions. In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council or its servants and agents, the Council does not accept responsibility for loss, injury or damage suffered by patrons.