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BeckyM

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I have noticed the amount of threads that get started asking about practice ice/patch ice info for various rinks across the UK has risen lately. So, I decided it would be helpful if we could collectively compile a thread which includes information about the rink you skate at for quick reference.

In the replies if you could give as much information as possible such as: Name of rink, Location, Times for sessions (if possible), any min level requirements, prices and any other policy’s that are relevant.
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BeckyM

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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 06:01:33 PM »
National Ice Centre - Nottingham

Price: £7 per hour. Pay at Ice Sports reception.
Times: Vary week in week out, check schedule here.
Min Level: Skate UK Level 8
Booking requirements: Must be booked 24 hrs in advance at the ice sports reception.
Min/Max skaters on session: 2 - 25
Other policy's: Click here!
« Last Edit: May 14, 2010, 12:54:19 AM by BeckyM »
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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 07:11:28 PM »
Planet Ice Cardiff

Times and Dates
Monday - 6am-8.30am, 12-1pm, 4pm-5.15pm
Tuesday - 6am- 8.30am, 12-1pm, 4pm-6pm
Wednesday - 6am- 8.30am, 12-1pm
Thursday - 6am- 8.30am, 12-1pm, 4pm-6pm
Friday - 6am- 8.30am, 12-1pm
Saturday - 6am-8.30am

Times change during school holidays, when there is no lunchtime patch and evening patches start a little later. Morning patch lasts until 10am when the Devils aren't training, which i think is most of the time, especially over the summer.



Price: £4 per session
Booking/payment: no booking facility, pay coach on the ice (your coach if you're having a lesson, otherwise the head coach) and sign the patch book
Min/Max level: none
Other policies: no music on the main sound system before 8am, but there is a portable sound system around before then. It was in response to complaints from local residents, but not sure how much difference there is in the volume ;)
Parking: free at the rink
Public transport: buses 9, 9A and 35 run regularly between the city centre and the rink





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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 07:58:40 PM »
ROMFORD ICE RINK

Mornings:
Tuesday - Friday 6.00am - 10.00am any standard
Saturday 6.00am -   7.30am any standard  or 7.30am -   9.00am any standard 
Sunday 6.00am -   9.00am any standard   

Monday:
4.00pm - 5.00pmUnder Level 1 4.30pm - 5.30pmLevel 1 5.30pm - 7.00pm Level 2 and Above 
Tuesday:
4.15pm - 5.30pmLevel 1 and Above 5.30pm - 6.30pmUnder Level 1 
Thursday:
3.45pm - 4.45pmUnder Level 1 4.15pm - 5.15pmLevel 1 5.00pm - 6.30pm Level 2 and Above   


Holiday Patch Ice Times

Mornings:
Tuesday - Friday 6.00am - 10.00am any standard
Saturday & Sunday 6.00am -   9.00am any standard 

Evenings:

4.30pm - 5.15pmUnder Level 1
5.15pm - 7.00pmLevel 1 and Above   
Tuesday:
4.30pm - 5.30pmLevel 1 and Above
5.30pm - 6.30pmUnder Level 1 
Thursday:
3.45pm - 4.45pmUnder Level 1
4.45pm - 6.30pmLevel 1 and Above 

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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 01:31:10 PM »
Deeside Ice Rink


Monday        Patch Ice  8.00am – 10.30am (April to Aug. Only)

Tuesday       Patch Ice  6.15am - 10.30 am
                                 5.15 pm - 7.00 pm (4.30pm Start during Flintshire school holidays)

Wednesday Patch Ice    6.15am -10.30am
                                 5.15pm - 6.30pm (4.30pm Start during Flintshire school holidays)

Thursday     Patch Ice   6.15am -10.30am
                                 5.15pm - 6.45pm (4.30pm Start during Flintshire school holidays)

Friday          Patch Ice   6.15am -10.30am

Saturday     Patch Ice   6.15am -8.30am

Sunday       Patch Ice    6.15am -10.15am
   


   


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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 10:22:10 PM »
Deeside Ice Rink


Monday        Patch Ice  8.00am – 10.30am (April to Aug. Only)

Tuesday       Patch Ice  6.15am - 10.30 am
                                 5.15 pm - 7.00 pm (4.30pm Start during Flintshire school holidays)

Wednesday Patch Ice    6.15am -10.30am
                                 5.15pm - 6.30pm (4.30pm Start during Flintshire school holidays)

Thursday     Patch Ice   6.15am -10.30am
                                 5.15pm - 6.45pm (4.30pm Start during Flintshire school holidays)

Friday          Patch Ice   6.15am -10.30am

Saturday     Patch Ice   6.15am -8.30am

Sunday       Patch Ice    6.15am -10.15am
      


I think friday morning finsihes a bit earlier than that due to the adult learn to skate classes??? think it could be 9.30 a.m.
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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 11:22:33 AM »
Does anyone know the Streatham patch times? My coach told me at the weekend, but reeled them off so fast that I missed half of it!
Thanks  :)
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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 12:03:29 PM »
Skating Mum

If you PM Caffn8me, I am sure she will tell you everything there is to know

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BeckyM

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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 12:20:25 PM »
Ask her to post in into this thread so then everyone can see rather than having to keep posting replies and sending PM's  :)
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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 02:10:51 PM »
Ice Sheffield
(varies depending on competitions, tests etc...but basic outline):

Monday        Patch Ice  6am-10.15am
                    Elite Patch 1.30pm-3.30pm
                    Patch Ice 3.45pm-5.45pm

Tuesday       Patch Ice  7am-10.15am
                    Elite Patch 1.30pm-3.30pm
                    Patch Ice 3.45pm-6pm

Wednesday  same as Monday

Thursday     same as Tuesday

Friday          Patch Ice  6am-10.15am

Saturday     Patch Ice   6am-9am
                   Patch Ice 10.30am-11.45am

Sunday       same as Saturday

Be warned it changes every week, and a detailed list of times is published 1-2 weeks in advance.
Patch ice available for level 10 Skate UK +
Price - £80 per month (unlimited) / about £6 per hour (or cheaper if you book 24 hours in advance)

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Re: + Practice Ice/Patch Ice Information for rinks across the UK! +
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 05:54:05 PM »
You can also book you patch ice  at Ice Sheffield and find out the times here

http://www.skatingforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,2769.0.html

I think a single patch is £4.60 if booked 24 hours inadvance and or £6 if booked on the day.  Patch unlimited is £78 or if there is limited ice available in the month its reduced to £66.

The unlimited patch does not allow you to skate on public sessions.

Be warned that the patch ice available on Thursday and Friday morning after 9am is for skaters of nisa level 3 and above  the elite patches are for those of nisa 8 and above.

Hope this helps.

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