Ice Skating at the Eden Project
The rink is returning for the 17th year running, in its spectacular setting in front of the world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes.
It opens on Saturday October 17, 2020, offering 40-minute sessions for skaters of any age and ability, and runs all the way through to February 21, 2021.
Social distancing safety measures mean that this year the rink will operate with much reduced numbers – so skaters will have more space than ever before, so time to try that double Axel jump!! but we need to warn you that the ice will be as hard as ever!
Safety measures include wearing masks when rink-side and skating in a one-way direction, anti-clockwise. Masks are not required on the ice but may be worn when skating as a matter of choice.
The Eden team will clean throughout the day, sanitising frequently touched surfaces including skates, skating aids and other equipment.
As well as sessions for solo skaters, Eden offers a Family Fun Skate for parents and young children, including the free use of skating aids. These take place on Sunday mornings from 9am, 10am and 11am, with additional family sessions during school holiday periods. There are also skating sessions for school groups.
The experienced Eden ice stewards will be offering skating lessons again this year. These are for skaters aged six years and above and take place on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
All skaters can enjoy hot drinks and a selection of sweet treats from the cafe alongside the rink.
Since re-opening on July 4 after national lockdown, Eden has operated a limited general capacity to help maintain distancing and all visitors are now required to pre-book.
Skaters will need to pre-book a ticket and also need a valid form of Eden admission, such as Eden Project Membership, Locals’ Pass, Annual Pass or standard admission ticket, and a timed entry slot to visit.
For more information, go to edenproject.com/ice-skating