Streatham Ice Rink - Handy things to know before visiting!

This is just a quick post about what to expect if you're visiting Ice Rink at Streatham Leisure Centre – I had no idea that there was still an ice rink there after the refurbishment! 

As with anywhere it’s faster to pre book your tickets online – you can do that here where you can also find opening times


Prices:

Adult £7.65 (£7.10 off peak)

Child £7.10

Under 5s £1.05

Family ( 2 adults, 2 children) £28.05

Skate hire £2.05 (I think I remember the staff member saying the skates start at a toddler size 7 to an adults size 12)

Penguin hire £3.10 (height restrictions apply!)



Facilities

I saw two buggy parks. The first one was a room within the Gym section of the leisure centre. The second, a wall filled with ‘buggy lockers’ where you can store your prams for £1.



There are lifts that cover all of the floors within the venue.

In terms of baby changing facilities the staff working within the ice rink had no clue, I had to go back up to the reception and ask at the desk and I was given directions to go through the gym section of the venue (on the opposite side of the venue which is a bit of a trek) and all I could find was this…….
Impressive, right? There are toilets to the right, far back of the rink too (see the image below) although you're not supposed to go up the stairs with skates on...

There are plenty of lockers onsite. Simply pop in £1 and you’re good to go – they dispense the money back to you once you’re done.

There’s an onsite skate shop of you fancy buying a brand new pair outright instead of renting them.

Time on the ice doesn’t seem to be monitored but around an hour to an hour and a half tends to be long enough on the ice. There are also plenty of seats around the outskirts of the arena so you’re free to sit and have a drink, snacks and a bit of a rest during your visit. 


 The vibe can be quite lively depending on what time you go and when there aren’t ice skating lessons taking place they play up-tempo music. Photography isn’t allowed on the ice (although this rule seemed to have completely disappeared during our second visit).
The venue is also home to soft play, a gym, basketball court and swimming pool and hosts various events throughout the year. You can find a video of our visit here



Tips:

·       Bring gloves and wrap up warm!

·       Avoid peak times! Not only is it packed but it’s more expensive too!

·       Bring a packed lunch and lots of water – there are two cafes and vending machines (one with different hot beverage options and another filled with various sweets, crisps, chocolates and soft drinks) onsite but I’d advise popping into the Tesco next door before your visit because it’s so much cheaper.

·       Bring £1 per locker (it comes back out when you open it)

·       Keep hold of your receipt! You’ll need to show it upstairs to claim your skates and extras.



390 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 6HX

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