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Skate For All

We have reopened in line with Government guidance and under “new normal” operating procedures

Guildford Spectrum houses an Olympic sized ice rink which is used by thousands of people each week. Whether you are an experienced ice dancer or a wannabe Flames player, Spectrum Ice is the coolest place to have fun!

To adhere to both the government’s and British Ice Skating's social distancing guidelines we have made some changes to how we are operating our ice rink.

We are a COVID-19 secure venue which allows us to host multiple groups of 6 within the centre at any one time. However you must follow the rule of 6 whilst carrying out your activity which includes:

  • Have no more than six people in your group, unless you all live together (or are in the same support bubble)
  • Avoid social interaction with anyone outside the group you are with, even if you see other people you know

We have introduced new safety measures including: reducing the number of visitors per session and introducing a one way system throughout our building.

We now advise that all customers wear a face covering when moving around the building.

Important information:

Skate hire

Our ice skates available from skate hire range from a child size 5 to an adult size 14. 

Skating aids

"Penguins and Snowmen" are available to hire only during daytime skate for all sessions.

Penguins and Snowmen can be rented for 30 minutes each during the session on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can now reserve a penguin online for the whole 90 minute session. We operate them on a first-come, first-served basis

Please be advised Penguins are designed for children 1.2m and under and Snowmen are for children over 1.2m and over. We have a limited number of Penguins and Snowmen available for hire. At peak times the penguins/snowmen are very popular with our younger visitors.


We recommend that children wear a helmet whilst on the ice. Adults can also wear helmets but they are available on a first come, first served basis. We don't have enough for every skater. Therefore if you have a cycle helmet with a chin strap bring that with you.

Ice safety

Click here for information on Ice Skating safety.

Skating advice

Watch our short video for tips on how to stay safe and make the most of your trip to Spectrum Ice.

Spacing on the rink

Please note that sections of the ice may be partitioned for use by specialist activities, lessons or classes.


Spectrum Ice offers the opportunity for people with special needs and/or disabilities to access the ice rink via their wheelchairs.  On the public skating sessions, accompanying carers skate for free and an adult entry ticket is charged, for those of concessionary status a reduced rate is available during off peak times. 

Speed skates

Speed skates are not permitted during public sessions.

Face covering information

In accordance with Government and BIS guidelines we ask that all customers wear a face covering while entering the ice rink and using all of the off-ice areas. Face coverings will NOT be mandatory while on the ice, however, customers who wish to wear them may continue to do so if desired. The only exemption to this rule is children under the age of 11 and people who cannot put on / wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability.

We are committed to taking every step necessary to keep our staff and customers as safe as possible and we thank all of you for your support.