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Ice Rink

Link Centre Ice RinkThe international-sized ice pad at the Link Centre is recognised as a 'Centre of Excellence' for both figure skating and ice hockey. it is an approved national centre for squad training for the National Ice Skating Association and British Ice Hockey Associations, it is also a NISA approved regional test centre and it provides the south-west with a popular attraction which offers sessions for all ages and abilities.

The Ice Rink has to close from time to time because of events or maintenance. Before visiting please click onto the link below which will take you to the closure page, to ensure that the Rink will be open at the time of your visit.

Closures Page

Ice Rink Programme

For the complete Ice Rink programme please click on the link below (downloadable PDF)

Ice Rink programme from June 07

Please note: Our new ice rink timetable starts on Monday 4 June. Please see the above link.

Why not try our Trial Offer - One month's activities for £25.00

Click below for further information

Special Offer

Session Descriptions


Sub Zero

The first Friday of every month is Sub Zero Friday, with a club atmosphere in the ice rink. DJ’s will perform at one of the biggest venues in Swindon, creating an environment which turns the rink into the hottest club night on ice.


First Friday of the month from 8.30pm - 10.30pm - Click onto the following link to take you to the Sub Zero page.

More information on Sub Zero.

General Skate

Ice rink skatehire A mixed session of easy listening music allows you to practise your skating skills on the ice. Open to all abilities. Evening session include dance intervals.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10.00am-3.30pm. (there is a 15 minute resurface at 12.00 noon)


*General skating session with dance intervals.

Kids/Family Skate

family skatingThis session is aimed at younger children and families. A mixed selection of music caters for all tastes whilst you skate in a safe and friendly environment. Mums and dads, brothers and sisters are encouraged to join in.


Tuesday: 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Friday: 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Saturday: 10.00am - 12.00pm and 2.45pm - 4.45pm.

Sunday: 10.00pm - 12.00pm

Disco Session

Happy skaters at a disco sessionAn upbeat session aimed at teenagers, with disco lights, music and non-stop action on the ice. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Tuesday: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Friday: 8.30pm-10.30pm

Saturday Summer (4 June to 19 August): 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Saturday (rest of year): 8.30pm - 10.30pm

Family Disco

Ice skating familySimilar to the disco session (see above) but in a more controlled environment which is suitable for younger children and families.


Sunday: 1.30pm-3.30pm


All prices include skate hire.

120 minute session (except Tuesday and Friday tea time)

Card Type Price
Swindon Card £5.70
Concession 1 £4.30
Concession 2 £1.70
Full Price(No Card) £7.40

Junior Full Price: £5.50

Under threes: free

Family ticket (no card) (four people, including maximum of two adults): £21.70

90 minute session (tea time Tuesday and Friday only)

Card Type Price
Swindon Card 4.50
Concession 1 3.50
Concession 2 1.70
Full Price(No Card) 5.50

Junior Full Price: £4.00

Under threes: free

Family ticket (no card) (four people, including maximum of two adults): £15.00

Spectator Prices

Card Type Price
Swindon Card £0.70
Concession 1 £0.70
Concession 2 £0.30
Full Price(No Card) £0.90


Ice skater receiving coaching

A limited number of patches are available on the ice to provide you with maximum space to practise your skating skills (having achieved Grade 4 of the National Skate UK Award Scheme). Patches must be booked in advance and can be used with or without a lesson. (no hockey boots allowed)

Patches are beneficial to all levels of skating from novice through to championship level.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 6.00am-8.00am

Saturday: 6.00am-7.30am

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 8.30am-10.00am

Monday: 4.00pm - 5.15pm

Tuesday and Friday: 4.00pm-4.30pm

Wednesday and Thursday: 4.00pm-6.00pm


Thirty Minutes

Card Type Price
Swindon Card £2.00
Concession 1 £1.80
Concession 2 £1.60
Full Price(No Card) £2.60

Sixty Minutes

Card Type Price
Swindon Card £4.00
Concession 1 £3.60
Concession 2 £3.20
Full Price(No Card) £5.20


The centre offers a range of progressive courses for toddlers, juniors and adults in basic skating skills, ice dance, free skating, disabled skating and ice hockey during term time, for more information click here and an intensive novice ice skating course during the school holidays.

Group Bookings

If you are bringing a group of 15 or more skaters, in order to gain the group rate of £4.70 for adults and £3.60 for juniors (aged under 16 years), the group must be booked in advance with full payment received a minimum of four weeks in advance.

Figure Skating Club

Ice figure skaterThursday 6.15pm-7.45pm.

For skaters who have achieved Level 4 Skating Skills. The club provides group tuition every club night along with club competitions and other skating related events.
Swindon Ice Figure Club have their own website, to view it please click onto the link below

www.sifc.co.uk (External web address)

Please come along and talk to the club members on Thursday night.

Private Lessons Through the Swindon Ice Academy

Ice skating courses for adultsA fully-qualified team of NISA coaches is available for private lessons bookable via the Link Centre, please click ont he following link to find out more information on the coaching staff.

Ice coaches information

There is a duty coach available on all general skating sessions for private lessons.


The Link Centre
Whitehill Way

Tel: 01793 445566

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