GET YOUR SKATES ON THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars and the big screen and see how the Forum provides a stunning backdrop to this exciting Christmas event.

Our open-air real ice rink at Southend's Forum Building can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities.

We have a team of trained ice stewards who ensure that our rink is safe and well maintained. Ice skating sessions last for 1 hour – this includes time to fit your skates so expect to have approximately 50 minutes on the ice.

Free skate hire is included.

The Ice Rink will be open from 14 November 2015 to 3 January 2016

TICKET PRICES, BOOKING INFORMATION & OPENING TIMES

TICKET PRICES

Children under 5 years of age skate for free if each is accompanied by an adult paying the full price for their session. Tickets for any additional children will be charged at the standard rate for that session. Group discounts are only available online.

Adult
Peak - £12.00
Off Peak - £10.00

Child 5-16 years
Peak - £9.00
Off Peak - £7.00

Student (only available off peak)
(Student ID required on entry)
Off Peak only - £7.00 

Family Ticket
(2 adults & 2 children/1 adult & 3 children)
Peak - £36.00
Off Peak - £30.00

Exclusive/Corporate Hire*
Peak - £900 per hour
Off Peak - £480 per hour

Fun Skate Penguins
(limited number, can only be booked at the box office subject to availability)
£5

No refunds will be made. If our Management find it necessary to close the ice rink due to Health & Safety or technical concerns then customers will be entitled to rebook their session provided their session has more than 15 minutes left to run or has not started.

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

To check availability and guarantee your time slot,

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

or visit our box office during normal opening hours.

For any customer services queries please phone the Southend Visitor Information Centre on 01702 215620/618747. 

Tickets can be bought on the door for skating sessions on the day or in advance. There is no entry charge for spectators. We recommend booking online to avoid queues and disappointment during busy periods.

Booking fees

All prices quoted include booking fees and handling charges.
Group discounts are only available on line.
All prices quoted are subject to availability.

Online group Discount

A discount of £1 is given for the fifth and successive adult/child ticket when purchased in a single online transaction.

*Exclusive use and Corporate bookings

We welcome groups to the ice rink and can offer exclusive use of the rink for groups of up to 80 people. Corporate / exclusive use may be restricted to weekdays 10am – 4pm up to Wednesday 23 Dec by prior arrangement. For corporate booking inquiries please email corporateskatingonsea@gmail.com.
C2C are offering skate and rail tickets please enquire about these when you book your session.

OPENING TIMES

The ice rink will be open from 14 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, Sessions start on the hour. Skaters should aim to arrive 20 mins before their chosen session. If you are late, you will be allowed on the ice but you may not have your full time of skating.

The Box Office will be open half an hour before the first session starts and half an hour after the last session starts.

WEEKENDS

Saturdays
10am to 10pm (last session starts 9pm)

Sundays
10am to 6pm (last session starts 5pm)

WEEKDAYS

16 Nov-17 Dec
3pm to 10pm (last session starts 9pm)

18 Dec–1 Jan
10am to 10pm (last session starts 9pm)

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve
10am to 6pm (last session starts 5pm)

Closed Christmas Day

OFF PEAK SESSIONS

14th Nov-Wednesday 23 Dec
Weekdays before 5pm (last session 4pm – 5pm)
Weekends before 1pm (last session 12.00 – 1 pm)

Off peak sessions from 24 Dec to 3 Jan
Every day 10am to 12.00 (last off peak session 11am -12.00)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ICE RINK ACCESS

The Forum Ice Rink is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair users wishing to skate are asked to book in advance and are encouraged to book off-peak sessions when the rink is quieter. Please note: wheelchair users must be accompanied on the ice by a competent skater. Groups of 4 wheelchair users or more are asked to book their sessions off-peak only.

 PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT

As the Ice Rink is at the Forum, in the heart of Southend, there are numerous car parks in the area, for more information click here.

Or to view the location on Google Maps click here.

The Town Centre is also served by good public transport links and the Rink is a short walk from Southend Central Station.

 

FUN SKATE PENGUINS

We will have 6 Fun Skate Penguins available for hire. They will not be bookable in advance and are hired on a first come first served basis. Penguin’s are hired out at the management’s discretion and may not be available on certain sessions. The Penguins are designed for children under 10 years of age as a “fun” item and not an aid to skating.

Please note:
Penguin Skate aids are available on a first come, first served basis so customers are advised to arrive early if they require a skate aid. For safety reasons these may not be available for hire when the rink is nearing capacity.

SKATE SIZES

The largest skate boot is shoe size UK 13. The smallest skate boot size available for children is UK 3 (age approx 3-4 years old), however 20 pairs of dual blades (‘bob skates’) are available for younger skaters. These are issued on a first come, first served basis.

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