All the latest guidance and information from British Ice Skating regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) 

The situation regarding coronavirus across the UK is fast-moving and changes regularly. As guidance can change on a daily basis please see our FAQs, Resource Centre and latest news items for up to date information.


England moved into the final stage (Step 4) of its roadmap out of lockdown restrictions on Monday 19th July. 

There are no longer legal restrictions in force in England regarding ice skating and ice rinks. 

British Ice Skating will ask those attending events to wear masks, if not exempt, and maintain social distancing for the safety of both themselves and others. 


From Monday 9th August the whole of Scotland moved to beyond Level 0.


Very few restrictions remain, these include maintaining and promoting good ventilation, wearing face coverings in indoor sport and leisure facilities when not taking part in physical activity, keeping your distance if you can, using good hand and respiratory hygiene and surface cleaning and staying at home and booking a test if you develop coronavirus symptoms.


Ice Arena Wales (Cardiff) re-opened on Monday 2nd August.

Deeside Ice Rink is currently being used as a vaccination centre, with no dates confirmed as to when it may re-open for skaters. 

Northern Ireland 

Dundonald Ice Rink re-opened on Monday the 24th May for all skaters. 

Non-essential travel is now also allowed to the rest of the UK.

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