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A real ice rink in the heart of Victoria Park

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For the first time ever, Victoria Park's very own Ice Rink

We can't wait to welcome you to Christmas at Victoria Park and particularly our real ice rink. The rink is open to all ages and abilities. Whether you're on a date, with your mates or the whole family it's sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of the year. 

Opening times

Weekdays - 11am - 8pm

Saturdays - 10am - 9pm

Sundays 10am - 7pm

 Pre booking is essential

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Important information

  • Arrive 15mins before your time slot

  • Children must be over 4 years old to skate

  • Under 9's should be accompanied by an adult 

  • Skates are included in the ticket price and available in minimum children's size 6, maximum adult's size 13 (limited supply of skate size 14 available)

  • Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice and there are ramps both in and out the skate facility and on and off the rink. Electric wheelchairs are permitted on the ice provided that the motors are off. 

  • Wear suitable clothing for skating and wrap up warm

  • We have a limited number of penguin skater aids, which are available on a first come first serve basis.

 

Read the rules of the rink here

10 Pro Tips

Dress for success


It’s important to dress appropriately when you’re ice skating. Wear casual and comfortable clothes that are practical for you to move in – some comfy trousers and a festive jumper would be perfect! Make sure you bring some thick socks to wear with your skates, which will help you to avoid blisters, and always remember a pair of gloves to keep you warm in the cold and to protect your hands from any falls.




Make sure your skates are the right size


Skates that are too big put you at risk of twisting your ankles, and if your skates are too small you’re going to have sore toes very quickly, so when you arrive at the rink be sure to select the right size. Don’t be afraid to try a couple of sizes to make sure they’re a good fit!




Secure your skates correctly


Just as important as finding the right size skates is making sure that they’re fastened correctly. You want your skates to be snug and secure; this will help you feel stable and steady on the ice and again will stop your feet turning inwards. Make sure that your skates feel comfortable before you get on the ice.




Take your time


If you’re a beginner it’s best to take your time and not expect too much from yourself straight away when you first step on the ice. Start by holding on to the side barrier and taking short, marching steps. This will help your balance and help you get used to the feeling of the ice beneath your skates. Maybe try a lap or two holding on to the barrier or someone’s hand, and then when you feel confident it’s time to let go and start gliding.




Follow the rules of the rink


At every ice rink you go to there are always a series of rules that visitors must follow to keep everyone safe and to avoid accidents. One of the most important of these is to skate in the right direction. You’ll be able to find the other rules on posters around the rink, so make sure you’re familiar with them before you start skating.




Don’t look down when skating


It can be very tempting to look at your feet when you’re ice skating, but looking down can actually make things more difficult and a bit more dangerous. Try your best to keep your head up and look straight ahead in the direction that you want to go.




Don’t lean backwards


As much as you don’t want your weight to be too far forwards when skating, it’s equally as important not to lean backwards. Leaning back makes it much more likely that you will lose your balance and fall. Instead, try to keep your torso upright and remember, look straight ahead instead of down.




Bend your knees for balance


To help you perfect your posture on the ice, bend your knees slightly and put your arms out to steady yourself. Try putting one arm out in front of you and the other slightly out to the side.




Don’t be afraid to fall


All ice skaters fall every once a while, no matter whether they’re a beginner or a professional. The key is to laugh it off and not let it bother you. When you fall, tuck in your hands to protect your fingers, shift your weight so you’re resting on your knees and then get right back up on your skates again ready for another go!




Relax and enjoy!


Ice skating is all about having fun, so above all else make sure you relax and enjoy your time on the ice. Don’t take your self too seriously because even if you do fall, there’s sure to be people in the same position as you! So there you have it, 10 top tips to help you get ready for your visit to Stafford Ice Rink. We can’t wait to see you there! Haven’t got your tickets yet? You can pre-book them here.





Where to find us

The ice rink is located on the station side of Victoria Park, Stafford, ST16 2QF

Cars

Parking can be found at around the park and also make use of the free 3 hours parking at Tesco.

Train
If you're travelling by train the station is less than a minutes walk away from the rink

Contact

If you've got any questions please email us here