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 19th July mainland Scotland and islands moved to Level 0.


Some restrictions remain for skaters in Scotland, a full Return to Training document is currently being reviewed by the Scottish government and will be published as soon as possible.


Ice Arena Wales (Cardiff) is set to re-open on August 1st 2021. It is expected some restrictions will be in place with full guidance, including a Return to Rinks document to be published ahead of the rink's re-opening. 

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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