Time to get your skates on
At Better, we’re proud to offer some of the UK’s best ice skating facilities and courses. Whether you’re looking to have fun with friends, find a new way to build your fitness, join a nationally-recognised course, or catch an ice hockey game, we’re here to help you make the most of the ice.
You can choose from three different Better ice skating facilities:
The Link in Swindon features an internationally-sized ice rink, at 26m by 56m. It’s also home to the Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Team, as well as Swindon Ice Figure Club – so it’s a great place to catch some adrenaline-fuelled action.
Sobell Leisure Centre (Temporarily Closed) in Islington contains the borough’s only indoor ice rink, with 32m of skating space. Glide along the ice to some of the latest chart hits, as well as catching some awesome visual effects.
Cambridge Ice Arena is a full size, year-round, state-of-the-art ice rink near Cambridge International Airport. The Arena is operated in partnership with The University of Cambridge. Sessions include public skating, ice hockey, curling, figure skating, learn to skate, birthday parties and much, much more.
Lee Valley Ice Centre is only one of only three venues in the UK to have two Olympic-sized rinks and the only one in the South of England. It has a gym, fitness classes studio, community spaces and café. Lee Valley Ice Centre offers a range of learn to skate courses, public skating sessions and lessons that suit all ages and abilities.
What we have on offer at our ice rinks
Ice Skate Hire
Skate hire is available at all of our facilities, with sizes ranging from a child size 7 to an adult size 15. And if you’d like to give your little ones more confidence on the ice, our penguin skating aids are always available to offer extra support.
Public Skating Sessions
If you’re looking to have fun with family and friends, or something a little different for your fitness routine, public skating sessions are available at each of our ice rinks. Everyone’s welcome, from first-timers to experienced pros.
Ice Skating Courses
Our ice-skating courses are officially recognised by the National Ice Skating Association – and they’re available at all three of our rinks. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re no stranger to the ice, our friendly, professional coaches are here to take your skills to the next level.
When it comes to having fun on the ice, there’s nothing like our ice discos. You’ll find them at every one of our ice-skating facilities, with great music and live DJs, as well as a cool club vibe. It’s a brilliant place to meet new friends, or just hang out with your mates.
Ice Skating Birthday Parties
If you’re looking to give your child an unforgettable ice skating birthday party, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of the ice. We’ll handle everything for you, with expert supervision from one of our friendly staff members, an hour on the ice and even a special birthday meal. And, of course, cleaning up afterwards.
Use your Better Membership to Ice Skate
You can visit every Better ice rink on a Pay As You Go basis. But if you’re a regular skater, you might get better value from our Ice Skating Membership, which has both adult and junior options. If you already hold a Better Health Membership and live or work near a Better ice rink, you can also add ice access to your current membership.