Before you venture out onto the ice you’ll need to hire some skates, unless you have your own. Pick up your boots from the Skate Hire area which is just behind Blades Ice-Bar. We have a large selection of skates with either hockey skate blades or figure skate blades, our skates range in size from child size 6 to adult size 14 (EU: 26 - 48).
Be aware, on some busy sessions demand can be high for skates. You can also buy your own skates from our on site skate shop.
Always remember to ensure your skates are done up correctly prior to going onto the ice.
Blades Ice-Bar is open during public sessions and evening training sessions. The café serves a variety of hot and cold snacks, meals and drinks. We also have vending machines situated in Skate Hire for your convenience.
FREE Wi-Fi available
We provide lockers for you to keep your belongings safe whilst you’re on the ice. We no longer use locker tokens, the lockers are now coin retain and cost 20p.
What to wear
Comfortable warm clothing is essential along with a pair of socks! The centre is quite cold, however once you start skating you’ll soon warm up. Wearing a few layers allows you to take off or add clothing when you need to. A pair of gloves is also advisable. Gloves and socks are available to purchase from the Skate Shop.
Safe skating code
We want you to enjoy your visit to the centre as much as possible. Please abide by this code which will help you to skate in a manner that's safe for you and others.
We have a skate shop on site, Edgewise skates.
They stock a range of beginner and intermediate figure skates from Edea, Risport and Graf and can order in anything from their ranges if you know what you want.
They also stock a range of essential skating accessories to go with your skates – hard guards, soakers, bags – as well as other items such as tights, hair accessories, gloves and socks.
Opening hours are currently:
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:30 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 17:00
Sunday 0830 - 12:00
For more information on accessibility at this centre visit AccessAble
Lee Valley Ice Centre makes every effort to ensure that visitors with disabilities can easily gain access to the centre and move around the site freely. If any visitors require assistance our staff are on hand to help.
The site is fully accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users, a hearing assistance loop is installed at the Box Office, for those users travelling by car the site has both disabled and mother and baby parking bays situated close to the centre front doors.
Automatically opening doors to the centre along with push button operated doors, an access ramp and lowered counter sections in Blades Ice-Bar make the centre easily accessible, there’s also disabled access to the ice surface.