Opening Times & Sessions

The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is open 2nd November 2019 – 19th January, 2020. Sessions must be booked in advance here or through the on-site ticket office and are one hour long.

Tickets may also be booked by by telephone (0844 858 6753 - calls to 0844 numbers cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge). For customer service enquiries, please call our on-site Ticket Office on 01273 291672 (local rate).

Bar and restaurant open 9.30am – late. Box office open 9.30am – 9.45pm.  


  • 10:00 – 11:00
  • 11:15 – 12:15
  • 12:30 – 13:30
  • 13:45 – 14:45
  • 15:00 – 16:00
  • 16:15 – 17:15
  • 17:30 – 18:30
  • 18:45 – 19:45
  • 20:00 – 21:00
  • 21:15 – 22:15

  Peak sessions: All weekend sessions – all day All week days from 5.30pm – 10.15pm All day during Christmas period (18/12/19 – 5/1/20 inc)

  Off-peak sessions: Week days 10am – 5.15pm (except during the Christmas period 18/12/19 – 5/1/20 inc). Last off-peak session on a weekday is 4.15pm – 5.15pm.

Please note: We will be closed for the first 2 sessions of the day on Remembrance Sunday 10/11/19). The first session available on 10/11/19 will be the 12.30pm session.

Arrival times

Skaters should aim to arrive 20 minutes before their chosen session. Customers arriving late will be allowed on the ice but may not have their full hour of skating. Tickets are only valid for the date and session time booked, and are strictly non transferable or refundable.


The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is an outdoor event and skating continues whatever the weather so please dress appropriately – if it’s raining, you will get wet! Parents of young children may wish to bring a change of clothes during wet weather. Long coats, skirts and scarves should not be worn for visitor’s own safety. Please bear in mind, tickets are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. Once a ticket has been sold, the quota for that session is reduced so refunds will not be payable if visitors decide to cut short their session.


Strictly no bags are permitted on the ice. Bags should not be left unattended at any time - bags left unattended will be removed from the building for the safety of all our staff and customers. Lockers are available at a cost of £1 (non-refundable).

Phone and Cameras

Phones and cameras may not be used on the ice.

Skate sizes

The smallest skate boot is shoe size European 25(age approx. 3 to 4 years old). Bob skates (dual blades) are also available for tiny skaters.

The largest skate boot is shoe size UK15 / European 49.

Penguin Skate Aids

The ice rink is obliged to limit the number of penguin skate aids on the ice, and these are only available to small children 1.2m tall or less. Skate aids are available on a first come, first served basis so customers are advised to arrive early if they require a skate aid. Penguins must remain within the Beginners’ Rink area at all times.

Wheelchair users

The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink is accessible to wheelchair users. All exits and entrances are ramped, viewing areas and cafe are accessible and a disabled toilet is available. Wheelchair users’ accessible skating sessions: 10am – 11am every day except 12th Dec, 15th Dec, 23rd Dec, Christmas Eve (24th Dec 2019) and New Year’s Eve (31st Dec 2019). Please note that wheelchair users must be accompanied on the ice by a competent skater who may skate for free. Marshals will be on-hand if necessary. Electric wheelchairs are permitted but must be switched to manual setting whilst on the ice.

   Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. Diners Club and American Express are not accepted. Tickets may be collected on the day from the pre-paid window at the ticket office. Visitors should bring the card they used to make the booking, as the card-holder may be required to sign for tickets, and the ticket reference number.