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Ice Skating at the Link

Welcome to the Link Centre Ice Rink. Home to an international sized (26m x 56m) ice pad and over 1000 spectator seats. The ice rink provides an extensive Learn to Skate and public ice skating programme for beginers to elite. So there is something for everyone to have a fun day out with family and friends. 


Never been ice skating before? Don't worry Team GB and Dancing on Ice star Perri Shakes-Drayton is here with some helful tips.


Our public ice skating sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities whether you are a superstar in training or a beginner just setting out. For the smaller ones who may need extra support we have fun penguin skating aids or snowmen that can be their companion on the ice and help them find their feet. Pick up your penguin or snowman quickly as these fun little fellows are extremely popular and there can be a wait for one during peak session (skate aids cost £4.00 for half hour).

Remember you can book online to save time and avoid the queues during peak sessions.

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Term time programme

Monday 12.30-14.00      
Tuesday 12.30-14.00 16.45-18.15 19.30-21.00  
Wednesday 12.30-14.00   19.45-21.45  
Thursday 12.30-14.00      
Friday 12.30-14.00 16.30-18.00 20.30-22.30  
Saturday 10.30-12.30 15.15-17.15    
Sunday 10.30-12.30 15.15-17.15    

 School Holiday Programme

Monday 10.00-12.00 13.00-15.00    
Tuesday 10.00-12.00 13.00-15.00 16.45-18.15 19.30-21.00
Wednesday 10.00-12.00 13.00-15.00   19.45-21.45
Thursday 10.00-12.00 13.00-15.00    
Friday 10.00-12.00 13.00-15.00 16.30-18.00 20.30-22.30
Saturday 10.30-12.30 15.15-17.15    
Sunday 10.30-12.30 15.15-17.15    
  •  Skate hire is avilable for all sessions from children size 5 to adult size 13.
  • Please note parts of the ice may be sectioned off during public sessions.
  • Please be advised that some of our public skating sessions  may have dance intervals or speed sessions



Whether your a beginner or pro, our Learn to Skate programme will give you skills to become a better skater. We have ice skating lessons suitable for all ages and all abilities and our Learn to Skate programme will see you develop through our nationally recognised British Ice Skating  (BIS) programme

As an added bonus Learn to Skate pupils also get to skate for free on all our public skating sessions to practice their new skills. 

Course prices

Junior (5-15): £34.95 (monthly direct debit)

Adult:            £39.95 (monthly direct debit)

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You can track your progress on the ice and see how close you are getting to the next level through Home Portal. It's easy to set up an account and you'll be able to log in to access information and updates on the go. Home Portal features include:

Record of Achievement - Clear and regular updates on progress, including achievements and areas for improvement
Book Lessons - Choose dates, times (subject to availability)
One account for multiple children - Perfect for schools and families.
Pay Online - Skip the queue and go straight to your lesson.


Once you become proficient on the ice you can then progress on to our advanced dance and free skating awards. You could also try different activities on ice such as figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey.

Speak to a member of staff for more details on how you can get involved.