Whitley Bay Ice Rink, Whitley Bay

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  • Dirty discussing place health hazard. Really don’t know how it’s still open. I bring my granddaughter here for lessons as she loves skating but I think it’s open for just pure greed of the owner as it...  more »
  • Held a charity night in aid of Combat Stress ( The Veterans Mental Health Charity) Guests almost ,had frost bite! Some even danced with their coats on. Complained several times throughout the evening ...  more »
  • We normally skate in Cardiff but thought it would be nice to skate on holiday. It is like going back to the70’s as said in another review. The quality of the ice was terrible. Stalagmites on the floor...  more »
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  • We were quite disappointed I'm afraid. Positively, the rink is a good size, there's spectator seating and the session is long - our session on a Saturday afternoon was 2-4pm. We queued for about 15 minutes before getting in - it's popular. However as a facility generally it's quite run down. Some of the rental skates are fine; others are broken with rusty blades. The real problem was that the ice hadn't been smoothed from the previous session, which meant that from the beginning it was already rutted with piles of snow/ice throughout. This made skating around a not very pleasant experience. Maybe you can find out when they clean the ice and go then. Our kids are all confident skaters having learnt elsewhere and they weren't impressed. It's a shame but we won't be going back.
  • Great for the kids and cheap. Saturday morning at 9.15 have a starter class for kids no booking required 8.50 for boots 1/2 training then 2 hours skating excellent value friendly folk.
  • I love going skating like my favourite hobby, i go to the ice rink loads possibly 4 times a week, in my opinion the ice is good but very run down as is the rest of the rink but it’s my only one nearby. I have never encountered a problem before but tonight a woman who works there with a fringe and brown hair but don’t know her name. She said I did not pay last week and this week for hockey when they have me on record paying with receipts in their files and she was being horrible basically shouting threatening to ban me, I would recommend going but beware of this woman, not the nicest and prices are expensive for only 2 hours
  • We've decided to take up skating as a family and this is our closest rink. The ice is fairly good in general, definitely not wet, although condensation drips can make for rough spots in places. It's also a reasonably big rink and while it isn't new it's perfectly functional. The public skating sessions are 2 hours long. We've not been terribly impressed with the skates they hire. It can take quite a few iterations to find ones that aren't blunt. We've bought our own adult skates now (there's a good shop on site), and second-hand ones for the kids, as having your own sharp skates makes all the difference. There are quite a few instructors available if you want private lessons and they seem reasonably priced. If you have weekdays available, it's a really good quiet time to meet the instructor and the ice is really smooth. There are group adult and children's lessons available too.
  • Went today..thoroughly enjoyed it...place could do with a revamp abit dated. But a warning to all they don't seem to care about the fact that on a public session they allow people to speed skate & skid around. You complain all they do is put an announcement for them to stop & of course they stop for a minute then start up again & thats both adults & children. They should not be allowed on that session if they are that good at skating..there should be a session for good skaters. Not sure if we'll return until that place is policed properly with staff on the side lines
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