Return to Rinks update - more skaters now allowed on the ice

The number of skaters allowed on the ice during specific sessions has been amended. Please note that the below numbers refer to the maximum allowed on the ice.


Skate UK

Maximum of 8 groups on a 60x30 m ice pad


For Skate UK lessons, following appropriate venue risk assessments and incorporating appropriate supervision ratios the recommendation is 18sqm per skater.


60x30m Rink Surface 1,744 sqm

18 sqm per person = 88 to include all coaches, supervisors, skaters, parents etc on the rink.

56x26m Rink Surface 1,411 sqm

77 to include all coaches, supervisors, skaters, parents etc on the rink


Patch Ice / Figure Skating Ice

Due to the nature of Patch Ice usage our recommendations for Patch sessions are 43 sqm. 60x30m Rink Surface 1,744 sqm * Maximum 40 people on the ice including coaches per session. Due to a mixed skill set, most skaters are without a coach & programme work being carried out causing an un-controlled environment. Also, multiple disciplines training together & skaters moving in different directions, at different speeds carrying out different skills increase the risks. 56x26m Rink Surface 1,411 sqm * Maximum 33 people on the ice including coaches per session. Due to a mixed skill set, most skaters are without a coach & programme work being carried out causing an un-controlled environment. Also, multiple disciplines training together & skaters moving in different directions, at different speeds carrying out different skills increase the risks.


Synchro

60x30m Rink Surface 1,744 sqm

*Maximum 45 synchronized skaters including coaches per session due to a mixed skill set & programme work being carried out causing an un-controlled environment.

56x26m Rink Surface 1,411 sqm

*Maximum 38 synchronized skaters including coaches per session due to a mixed skill set & programme work being carried out causing an un-controlled environment.


Club Sessions

60x30m Rink Surface 1,744 sqm

* Maximum 40 people on the ice including coaches per session. Due to a mixed skill set, most skaters are without a coach & programme work being carried out causing an un-controlled environment. Also, multiple disciplines training together & skaters moving in different directions, at different speeds carrying out different skills increase the risks.


56x26m Rink Surface 1,411 sqm

* Maximum 33 people on the ice including coaches per session. Due to a mixed skill set, most skaters are without a coach & programme work being carried out causing an un-controlled environment. Also, multiple disciplines training together & skaters moving in different directions, at different speeds carrying out different skills increase the risks.


All details can be found in the published Return to Rink guidance.