Stockeld Park’s large outdoor Real Ice Rink open during February Fun Half Term, 10th – 18th February 2018, 10am – 5pm.
Set in the magnificent parkland of Stockeld Park and fringed by the magical Enchanted Forest, this is a unique ice skating venue.
The large windows of the newly refurbished Woodland Cafe look out over the Ice rink and when young and old have burned off their energy pirouetting about, they can come into the warmth and enjoy a delicious Stockeld Park hot chocolate, a yummy treat, or settle down to some hearty home-made fare.
What to wear?
It is essential that you wrap up warm on the rink and we advise all skaters to wear warm layered clothing and if possible a waterproof jacket.
Hats are recommended as hoods are not allowed to be worn up on the ice rink.
Gloves and thick socks are also advisable – gloves are available to purchase in the shop.
We have a limited number of lockers available to store bags whilst skating – no bags are permitted on the ice and should not be left unattended at any time.
The use of cameras, music players or any hand-held equipment is not permitted whilst skating.
With skate hire we provide ice skates with quick fastening buckles as opposed to the traditional lace up skates.
– Our ice skates range from child size 7 to adult size 14.
We also have a limited number of double bladed Bob Skates available for very small feet.
– Bob Skates are adjustable and are suitable for child size 6 to child size 9.
You can bring your own ice skates to use (figure & hockey style only) but you must have purchased a day pass including skate to use the ice rink.
Penguin Skating Aids
We have a limited number of penguins available to support younger skaters.
We follow the manufacturer’s height recommendations for using the penguin skate aids and the maximum height to use a penguin is 1.2m with skates on – There are measurement signs located at the ticket office and the ice rink.
The penguins are free of charge to use and are only available on a first come first served basis as they are in heavy demand.
All minors should be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
We advise that children under the age of 4 should not skate.
All children under the age of 8 should be accompanied on the rink by an adult – up to a maximum of 5 children per adult.
Adults supervising children aged 8 to 17 may watch from the side of the rink.
Skating is NOT suitable for pregnant women, anyone with a heart condition or anyone still recovering from an injury.
**Due to unforeseen weather conditions on occasions we may need to close our ice rink to keep our visitors safe