Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Silver Blades Ice Rink Widnes, The Hive, Earle Road, Unit 1 Venture Fields, Widnes, WA8 0TA

Contact: 0151 420 7930. Please quote UKST1 for group bookings & discounts.



What we can offer you! We can offer you a unique sport for your students to participate in for a trip or group booking. This sport is both active and healthy and will benefit your students in their health, ice skating is also a great way for your students to enjoy themselves and socialise with each other. We offer skate hire in the price if you do not have your own skates. We also have a café so you can get hot or cold drinks and hot and cold food. We also have skating aids which will aid your students while skating.

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Why are you a great place for educational visits?
We are a great place for educational visits because we are something different to everywhere else. Ice skating is a very exciting sport and it exercises nearly all of the bodies muscles so it is a very good form of excise. Also it’s a good way for your students to use lots of energy and it also teaches them to learn new things, because most of them wouldn’t have ice skated before s everything will be new. We can provide structured sessions with skating coaches if requested and also we can do ice hockey sessions if requested.

What does a typical educational visit include?
In a visit you will have up to two hours on the ice. For group bookings a number of skating aids will be included and so is skate hire. The café will be open upon request to buy food and drink or you can order meal deals when you call to book. Also the dinky rink will be open for the students to use.

What group sizes do you cater for?
Groups must be 10 or more and staff will skate for free.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
We do offer a project which is aimed at business studies students which is create your own ice rink. We also have create your own ice hockey team booklets which is aimed at primary school students. These do have prizes for the winners and those taking part. We also have leaflet packs that will be given out with free vouchers in also.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
There are no restrictions on pictures been taken, as long as they are not taken while students are on the ice, because we have a rule that is no phones or cameras to be used on the ice.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
When you book if you ask for a risk assessment we will email you over our up to date risk assessment, we will also send a public liability letter.

Does your venue have an education officer?
We don’t have an education officer however we do have a community development officer who will go out to schools and do floorball or ball hockey lessons which will be as close to ice hockey as possible or we could even do an ice hockey session for a class or multiple classes if you call up and enquire.

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What is the cost of the visit?
The morning ice skating session is run from 10:00am till 13:00pm and the afternoon session is run from 13:30 till 15:45pm. The cost of these sessions is £4 per person if the group is 10 or more and included in this price is skate hire and a number of skating aids. Accompanying adults skate for free. You can come at anytime during the sessions however the price will still be £4 each throughout if the group is of 10 or more.

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Is specific clothing required for the trip?
No specific clothing is required but we do recommend to attend in warm clothes as it is around -5 degrees inside. We sell gloves at the ice rink at £2 per pair.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
There is always a first aider within the facilities and we also have a first aid room and all of the equipment we will need.

Please list facilities available.
We have the main ice pad which is where the students will ice skate, we also have a dinky rink which is a smaller ice pad at the back of the rink which you can also skate on. We have a café which serves food and drink, a meal deal is £4.50 which consists of chips, a hotdog or burger and a cold drink, we do encourage you to book the meal deal before you arrive so when you book so we can ensure we have the staff and equipment. The café also sells slushes, muffins, shortbread and hoot drinks. We have a skate hire which is where you will get the ice skates and skating aids from. We also have an ice rink shop which sells ice skates, miscellaneous items, hockey equipment and there is also Widnes Wild merchandise which is out semi-professional ice hockey team at the ice rink. There is a small eating area in front of the café and there are other places around rink to sit down and eat.

What are your disabled facilities?
Our building is accessible by wheelchair and wheelchairs can also go on the ice. We often have disabled people attend ice skating sessions and they seem to enjoy it and we don’t really have any problems in these sessions.

What are your opening days and hours?
We are open 365 days a year and throughout the week when you would come and visit us the session times are 10:00am till 13:00pm which is one session, then we run another one from 13:30pm till 15:45pm. We also run an after school ice skating session on a Tuesday and Thursday from 16:00pm till 18:00pm.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
If you request a 1 hour ice hockey lesson then please enquire by phone call or email. Any enquires or to book with us please don’t hesitate to call us on 0151 420 7930 or email us on You can also request a skating coach for your booking.

(Please quote UKST1 for group bookings & discounts)

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Ice Skating Rink

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December