How old do you have to be to skate on the rink?
To skate on our rink you have to be at least 3 years old. Skaters aged between 3 and 12 must be accompanied by an adult (18+). A ratio of 1 adult to 4 children is the most we can accept in order for you to skate safely. You can skate on our rink up to any age, although you are responsible for skating safely and it is not recommended for anyone with a serious illness, heart or back conditions or pregnant women.
If I’m a novice, is there any help available or are there any skate aids?
Our Ice Skate Marshalls are there to monitor safe skating and will assist when possible. We do have Skate Aid penguins available for young children. These cannot be pre-booked so please arrive early at the session to hire one. They are £5 each to hire (cash only) and are available from the Skate Exchange area. (PLEASE NOTE – These are limited in number and subject to availability which cannot be guaranteed). We have also have a limited number of ‘bobskates’ available to hire (think of them as stabilisers on a bike but for ice skates) for the little ones.
Can I bring my own skates?
Of course, although skate hire is included in the ticket price. You are able to provide your own skates if you prefer. We are not responsible for your skates, shoes or property when you are skating at our rink. Lockers for skaters are available for private property, at a small charge in the skate exchange area. There is no reduction in price if you bring your own skates.
How long is the session on the ice for?
Sessions last for 45 minutes on the ice, plus 15 minutes at the end to remove and return your skates. Please arrive at the Skate Exchange at least 15 minutes before your session time to allow ample time to put your skates on and store belongings.
Should I pre-book a session or can I turn up on the day?
We recommend that all sessions are pre-booked online or at the onsite Box Office to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be printed at home from the online system, or downloaded onto a smart phone. This will guarantee your selected session time. The Box Office on site is open daily, from 10.30am – 9pm excluding Christmas Day. Tickets can be purchased for future sessions at the Box Office or on the website.
Will I get wet when skating on the rink?
On all outdoor ice rinks there is a risk of getting wet, if you fall over and have any contact with the surface of the ice rink. As the rink is open-air, rain or snow is also a possibility so please wrap up warm in appropriate outdoor clothing, with hats, gloves and scarves! It is still safe to skate on the ice during rain and snow and the rink is inspected between every session by our expert Marshalls.
Is there a spectator area?
Yes we have an adjoining spectator decked area and viewing platform at our ice rink. This is not a covered area so please also wrap up warm!
Do I have to pay to be a spectator?
No, it is FREE! Spectators do not have to pay to access the decked viewing area.
If I cannot make it to my booked session, will I get a refund?
Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds for non-attendance. Where it is possible, we will try to accommodate you in another session, with advance notice, this will be subject to availability and ticket category and is not guaranteed.
If the weather is very poor, will I be able to skate?
Please be assured that sessions will only be allowed to take place when our expert Marshalls deem it safe to do so. They inspect the rink between every skating session to assess the surface of the ice.
Outdoor ice rinks are subject to the elements and due to rain, unseasonably warm weather, high winds or a combination of these weather conditions, the surface of the ice rink can develop a layer of water. It is not unsafe to skate on a wet rink, just more uncomfortable if you fall and get wet. It can be more slippery to hands when getting up, which is why we advise wearing gloves – not only to help with the cold, but also to aid traction on the ice.
Our terms & conditions of purchase state all of our tickets are non-refundable, however if you have chosen not to skate due to extreme conditions, we will try to accommodate you on another skating session, but this is not guaranteed. Please head to the Box Office where staff will do their best to process a new ticket for you for another time and date, whilst the rink is open.
Where are you?
We are opposite London Designer Outlet on Wembley Park Boulevard, next to Wembley Stadium. The nearest Tube station is Wembley Park (Jubilee & Metropolitan lines) or park in Red Car Park.
Can I park at the Ice Rink?
The multi-storey Red Car park is the nearest to the rink, located adjacent to London Designer Outlet.
Parking is just £1 per hour for the first 6 hours (excluding event days when a different tariff applies).
See parking tariffs here
Is there somewhere to buy food and drink at the rink?
Yes, there are 21 restaurants, bars and coffee shops at London Designer Outlet which is right next to the rink.
For a full restaurant directory please click here.
Can I skate on Christmas Day?
No, the rink is closed on Christmas Day but we are open every other day from 18 November 2016 to 2 January 2017.
Is there wheelchair access?
Yes, the ice rink is fully accessible for wheelchair users. It’s also FREE for a carer to accompany you on the rink!
Are there toilets nearby?
Yes, London Designer Outlet provides ample toilets and baby change facilities near the ice rink.
Can I change my booking?
Yes, if your session is more than 24 hours away. Changes must be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All changes are subject to availability and if changing from off peak to peak, then the difference in cost must be paid.
How can I book?
You can book online through our website now. From 18 November 2016, you will be able to book in person at our box office on site.
I think I have booked online… what next?
You will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided. This email will also include an e-ticket as a PDF which you can bring as confirmation either in paper or just show on your phone.
I’m pretty sure I paid but I haven’t received the e-mail confirmation?
Please check your spam mailbox. If you have paid but haven’t received an e-mail confirmation, please email us at email@example.com or even better pop in and see us at the Box Office (from 18 November 2016). We can look up your reference number or even last name and find your booking for you.
Where can I store my belongings whilst I skate?
We will have automated lockers available to store bags and shopping whilst you skate at £2 per locker (non refundable). NB 1 x £2 coin is required for these automated lockers
I am really excited to book a special occasion at the ice rink, do you cater for parties?
Should you want to go all out and take over the entire rink or organise a package deal for a group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I have further questions that have not been answered here…
No problem, just drop us an email at email@example.com
We pride ourselves on the quality of our ice rink and aim to provide all of our guests with the very best in service. If we have failed to live up to these standards, please let the ice rink manager know and they will do their best to resolve any issues there and then. In the unlikely event that they are unable to resolve your concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of when you skated and the issues that arose. We will respond to you within 3 working days.