Beamish Ice Skating 2022

Sat 8th Jan - Sun 27th Feb

Our real ice rink is the perfect experience for all the family! Whether you’re a novice skater or fancy yourself as an Edwardian expert, we would love to see your skills! 

Tickets for ice skating are available from The Fairground on the day of your visit, on a first come, first served basis. Please note, to enter the museum all visitors must pre-book a museum entry timeslot ticket online and purchase a Beamish Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership. Ice skating tickets can then be purchased from The Fairground on the day of the visit on a first come, first served basis.

Ice rink tickets, including skate hire, cost £6 for children and £6.50 for adults, for at least a 20 minute session. Special offer: For every full paying adult, one child skates free of charge.

Our real ice rink is open from Saturday, 8th January (weekends only) and February Half Term, 19th to 27th February 2022 (inclusive, open daily.) Last day of operation Sunday, 27th February 2022.

Numbers allowing for social distance on the ice and enhanced cleaning regimes are in place for your safety.

While it is not compulsory we do ask that skaters wear masks, if possible.

Session times include boot collection and exchange, at least 20 minutes on the ice and boot return and exchange.

  • Session 1 – 10.15am
  • Session 2 – 11.15am
  • Session 3 – 12.15pm
  • Session 4 – 1.15pm
  • Session 5 –  2.15pm
  • Session 6 –  3.15pm

Check out our frequently asked questions below for more information. Should we experience bad weather and have to change any opening times of the ice rink, we will post on our website as soon as possible!

When is it open?
Our real ice rink is open from Saturday, 8th January (weekends only) and February Half Term, 19th to 27th February 2022 (inclusive, open daily.) Last day of operation Sunday, 27th February 2022.

How much is it?
Tickets, including skate hire, are £6 for children and £6.50 for adults for at least a 20 minute session. Plus we have a special offer – One child up to 16 years skates free with one full paying adult skater.

How big is your ice rink?
The rink is 20 metres by 10 metres and is made from real ice!

Do I need to pre-book?
Admission to the rink is on a first come, first served basis by purchasing tickets at The Fairground on the day of your visit. Tickets go on sale from 10am each day. Please note, to enter the museum all visitors must pre-book a museum entry timeslot ticket online and purchase a Beamish Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership.

How old do you have to be?
Under 7s to be accompanied on the ice by an adult. Children aged 8 – 12 must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch rink side if they prefer!).

Is there anywhere I can leave my shoes?
Our ice hut gives a great space to change into your skates and leave your shoes at no extra cost. Shoes and belongings are left in the ice hut at the owner’s risk.

Is there anywhere to watch?
Yes, we have a viewing area.

What size skates do you have?
Skate sizes start from junior size 8 to adult size 15.

Can I bring my own skates?
Definitely! You will still need to purchase your tickets as normal at The Fairground and let them know you are using your own skates.

In busy times we operate skating sessions to guarantee each skater a minimum of 20 minutes on the ice, session times can be found above. Buy your ice rink tickets at The Fairground on the day of your visit. Please note tickets cannot be purchased before the day of your visit. Late arrival to your session time may result in experiencing a shorter time on the ice rink.

Ice Rink Terms and Conditions

  • Tickets, including skate hire, are £6 for children and £6.50 for adults for at least a 20 minute session.
  • Tickets for ice skating are available from The Fairground on the day of your visit, on a first come, first served basis. Please note, to enter the museum all visitors must pre-book a museum entry timeslot ticket online and purchase a Beamish Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership. Ice skating tickets can then be purchased from the Fairground on the day of the visit on a first come, first served basis.
  • Numbers allowing for social distance on the ice and enhanced cleaning regimes are in place for your safety.
  • The museum reserves the right to decline entry to the ice rink.
    All skaters to skate in an anti-clockwise direction.
  • No food or drink to be consumed on the ice rink itself please.
  • Shoes and belongings are left in the ice hut at the owner’s risk.
  • In the event of an accident, first aiders are present and will deal with the accident immediately whilst ensuring the safety of all skaters. Should a serious accident occur, the ice rink will be evacuated by staff. Visitors will be kept up to date at all times.