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Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

Things to do, Ice skating Alexandra Palace
4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

All Pally's lofty and recently refurbished indoor skating arena is open year-round for general skating sessions, figure skating classes, ice hockey training, children's sessions and parties. Ccourses for children aged from five to 15 are available on Saturday mornings and early on weekday evenings. Friday and Saturday evenings are Disco Nights, and there’s late opening on Sunday too, when more chilled out tunes provide the soundtrack for languid loops around the ice.



Address: Alexandra Palace Way
N22 7AY
Transport: Tube: Wood Green; Bus: W3 bus; Rail: Alexandra Palace
Price: £5-£8.50
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I actually went here to witness a comedy show on ice by the wonderful Weirdos comedy group with Tony Law, which it just goes to show the venue is open to this sort of thing! Afterwards, we had a good old skate on the ice as per the usual experience, but I noticed flyers for other shows too.

It's a decently sized ice rink and there's a bar with food and snacks too and a pleasant vibe.

It can be a bit of a treck to get up to Alexandra Palace for most Londoners, but it's worth it for another glimpse of that fabulous view back over London alone. 


I want to tell you all about my adult ice skating lessons. Firstly yes I am an adult and above 30 and I could do basic ice skating such as go forwards and I could stop but that was about it. I found the delightful Alexandra palace offers lessons for adults on a Wednesday evening. With the added bonus of the spectacular views over London's sky line it really has to be most picturesque ice rink location.

Every Wednesday (no lessons in half term) since January 2016 I have taken part in ice skating lessons. I knew the basics so I started on level 3 and I am now on level 8. It goes up to 10 levels then bronze, silver & gold. You either attend a 7pm lesson or an 8pm lesson depending on your level. The lesson lasts 30 minutes with 15 minutes practice time. Usually we have 5-8 people per group but some terms can have a few more people. The lovely teachers are very patient and help you perfect certain moves.

You can arrange top up private lessons with some teachers too.

You learn the basic skills and moves through the levels until you begin to put a small routine together in level 10. On a Sunday evening from 8.30pm you get discounted

practice time which quite a few of us attend.

Expect to slip, slide, wobble and the occasional fall but the sense of achievement outweighs it all.

I describe my hobby as calming and it completely de-stresses me from any work woes as your mind completely focuses on the skating and you come out feeling fresh and invigorated. It's a pretty unique adult hobby and I would recommend to anyone looking for some different exercise and experience.

The ice rink itself is great quality and offers a variety of times and different style of sessions. Look out for some special ice skating sessions with themed evenings.


The best place in town for those ‘feeling defunct in front of 12 year olds’ thrills! They may have full control over all of their limbs, but I’m betting they weren’t able to simultaneously appreciate the architecture of the place whilst skating. Ally Pally’s Ice Skating Disco happens every Friday and Saturday Night from 20.30- 23.30 and if you’re lucky the last half hour will include many Motown and the snow machine! The rink is huge and so perfect to go with a big group of friends, probably not the best place for a first date unless the dinner you’ve just had was awful and you want to chop his fingers off.

This is one of the best ice skating rinks in London as I've been to almost every one of the but yet I still prefer a 1:30 house jerny to enjoy this amazing palace. There are a few draw backs such as the food are a over priced people with there own skates pay one pound less and kids are just 6 pounds. Although rhe food is over priced and other things I would recommend this ice skating rinks 9/10 times to the public. Would highly recommend this to teenagers who's got nothing to do during there holiday

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