Frequently Asked Questions

Simply click on an FAQ’s to read more. If you still have any questions simply call us on 0121 663 1090 we’re always happy to answer any questions or help out.

How long can I skate for?

Each session is 45 minutes. They all start on the hour.

When should I arrive in time for my session?

You should allow at least 15 minutes before the start of your session in order to collect your skates. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your session time.

What should I wear?

It is outdoors during winter so wear appropriate clothing. We recommend Waterproof Clothing, Socks, gloves and hats.  You must wear socks when using the skates.

What is the minimum age to skate?

There is no age limit, but please consider we do not have a separate area for children.
Ice Skate welcomes families with children of all ages, Penguin skating aids to hold while skating  can be hired at the box office.  Numbers are limited and the hire cost is £3.
The Ice Skate staff are fully trained and will ensure the rink is as safe a place as is possible for all visitors, however, we do recommend for children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and that 1 adult may accompany up to 3 children safely (1:3).

Will there be food and drink?

Yes, The Ice Lounge will serve food and drinks throughout the opening hours of the ice rink (10 am-10 pm).

Can I use The Ice Lounge if I am not skating?

Even if you are just supporting, you can still use The Ice Lounge facilities, so you can keep warm whilst watching your friends and family.

If I am a beginner can I still attend?

Yes, you can still attend even if you are a beginner. There will be Marshall’s on the ice ensuring that the rink remains safe and fun, for all levels!

Are there parking facilities?

There are various places to park including Fazeley Street Public Car Park and the multi-storey car park next to Millennium Point which is operated by Birmingham City Council and offers free parking to blue badge holders. The carpark is open from 07:00 am – 23:00 pm 7 days a week, except 25 December.

  • For Sat Nav directions and parking at the Millennium Point multi-storey car park use B4 7AP
  • For Sat Nav directions to Fazeley Street Car Park us Seymour St, Birmingham B5

The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road and it is clearly signposted Millennium Point from all main routes into the city – simply follow the brown tourist signs.

The multi-storey car park has a height restriction of 2.1m (6’10”).

Please note – Birmingham City Council multi-storey car park accepts cash or card payments. There is a HSBC cash point is situated on Level 0 within the Millennium Point building.

Can I take photographs on the rink?

If you are spectating then you can take photographs of your friends and family, but for safety reasons you cannot take pictures whilst on the ice.  There will be a photographer on site to take your photos.

What about lost property?

If you have lost something whilst at the ice rink, please report to the Box Office as all lost property will be kept there. It is helpful if you know the time of the session, the date and the item that you lost to help us return your item to you as soon as possible. If you have left the area you can also email us at info@iceskatebirmingham.co.uk where we can help reunite you and your belonging.

Can I bring my dog?

The ice rink and Ice Lounge are accessible to guide dogs only.

How can I buy a ticket?

You can buy a ticket via our website. Alternatively you can buy tickets at the box office.

Can I collect my ticket at the box office?

Yes, bring along your reference and payment confirmation or use our electronic ticket system. You can also print your own tickets.

What should I do if I do not receive my tickets in time?

Don’t worry, we will be able to print a copy of your tickets at the box office, just bring along your confirmation number and ID.

I have big feet, will there be skates big enough?

Skate sizes go from 8J to 15. Below 8J we have double gliders, which give more stability. They can be used up to 10J.

Is the ice skate hire included in the ticket price?

Yes, the ice skate hire is included in the ticket price

Can I bring my own skates?

Yes, if you have your own skates, feel free to bring them in!

Will the Ice Skate be closed if the weather is very bad?

No, we will be open rain or shine! Brave the bad weather with us but come with extra layers!

Can Ice skating be dangerous?

Ice skating can be dangerous. We will do our best to make sure that everything runs smoothly and all the correct safety measures are in place. The use of the Ice Rink is entirely at your own risk. Ice Skate is not responsible for any injuries whilst skating. All visitors must follow the instructions of the Marshall and other staff member’s regarding safety measures. The Rink Manager reserves the right to remove any person who is putting others safety at risk.

Will there be medical care if I injure myself?

Yes, there will be a first aider on site to deal with minor skating injuries.

If my child is in a pushchair, will I be able to access the facilities?

Yes, the site is pushchair friendly.

I am a wheelchair user, can I book to skate on ice?

Yes, Ice Skate is fully equipped for everyone to enjoy. If you wish to ice skate with a carer, please advise in advance so we can make sure all the arrangements are in place.

Are there lockers available?

Yes. Lockers are available for hire from the box office for £1 each.

Risk

Ice skating carries an inherent risk, any participation is totally at the users own risk. Anyone with any medical conditions, serious previous injuries, recently broken bones, knee or joint problems, head injuries, pregnancy, mobility problems, or taking prescribed drugs should carefully consider whether it is safe for them to participate without endangering themselves or other participants whilst skating.

We are not liable for any injury, loss or damage however caused. We accept no responsibility for any personal property left at the rink or in the lockers.

Lost Property

We’ll hold on to items found so get in touch if you’ve lost something.

If you have lost something at our venue please email a full description of the item, the time and date you visited us and the best way to contact you to info@iceskatebirmingham.co.uk

Birmingham Weather

Birmingham weather is never something easy to predict, however the nature of ice being wet the rain does not effect us normally.

You should be dressed for cold wet conditions when Ice Skating outside which means the rain does not effect peoples enjoyment normally either.