Picture of Ice rink, Deeside leisure centre

Deeside Ice Rink
Chester Road West,
Chester
CH5 1SA.

Tel:     01244 845440 
Fax:    01244 845441

What's the attraction?

Part of the Deeside Leisure Centre in Queensferry, the rink's the National Centre for Ice Sports in Wales.

It boasts a 60m-long Olympic size ice pad, catering for ice sports and activities from hockey and curling to disco on ice.

And if you want to take it further, the rink's coaches are Olympic skaters Marika Humphreys - who partnered Corrie's Sean Platt in ITV's Dancing on Ice - and Vitaliy Baranov.

More about them at www.icedance.co.uk

What's on offer?

Whether you're an experienced skater or a novice, it's your chance to emulate the stars who fill the television schedules - and increasingly theatres - with their dancing on ice exploits.

Ice skating is the perfect exercise for all ages, as it is one of the few sports in which the whole family can take part in.

How did you get there?

The rink is located in Queensferry, west of Chester just off the A494 Queensferry bypass. From the bypass, take the exit to the B5129 towards Flint.

Go past Asda and through the traffic lights. The rink is a few hundred metres further along on the right hand side.

How long did you stay?

We arrived for the morning session at about 10.30am, we left about 12.30pm. You either book for a morning, afternoon or evening session. Check www.flintshire.gov.uk for details before going.

Did you take a brolly?

It's indoors, and there's no need - but it can be a bit nippy out there so wrap up warm. Gloves are a good idea. I left the Lycra suit at home.

What did you do there?

Apart from the inevitable sprawling slide across the ice in wet jeans?

We first got measured up for boots, which were pretty uncomfortable at first. I should have heeded that initial first wobbly ice skating walk to the rink as a thing of what was to come.

I was not even on the ice when the first stumble happened. The first skate around was mainly hanging on to the side for dear life before the confidence levels slowly arose.

Rachel had no such problems and skated around like a natural even though it was her first time on ice.

How much did it cost you?

Family costs £18.60. Otherwise weekdays its adults £6.40, children £5.40, week nights £6.70 (children £6.10) weekends £6.70 (children £5.70), plus 50p for a locker.

Lessons are available, but as the activity is growing in popularity, thanks Dancing on Ice, there's a waiting list.

Call the centre on 01244 814725 or 812311 for details.

How about food and drink?

There was a small snack shop just by the rink selling soft drinks. We went next door to a Pizza Hut for a buffet meal.

Are there any shops?

No shops at the leisure centre itself, but it's only three miles from Broughton retail park.

Is it ok for kids?

It's ideal all ages, and the centre has its own club for regular skaters, including those who do figure skating competitively. Details on the club at www.skate-disc.co.uk.

Can people with disabilities get around?

Wheelchair users can go on the ice, provided they're with an experienced skater. I noted various ramps inside, and there's disabled-access toilets and facilities.

What were the best bits?

Would you believe me if I said it was landing the triple axle after a beautifully executed figure of eight?

The truth was that the sight of a grown man desperately holding on to dear life by the side of the rink was not an image I was particularly proud of.

Rachel seemed at ease as the ice held no fear for her as she whizzed around at speed while the parents shuffled, slipped and stumbled around the ice.

James says his favourite bit was watching me slip on to all fours, just as I actually thought I was getting good at it. I think I can put on hold my vision and dreams for a late entry into this years Olympics in China.

Opening times?

They can vary so check the website before you set off. It's usually Mon-Sun 10.30am-3.30pm, plus Weds-Sat 7.30pm-10pm.

After school sessions until August 3.45pm-5.15pm. Closed bank holidays. Deeside Leisure Centre, Chester Road West, Queensferry, Flintshire, visit www.flintshire.gov.uk, or call 01244 814725 or 812311



hi ...how do i go about ice skating lessons thanks x…

comment by lisa procter - 04/03/2012 10:02


took our 3 Grankids the two girls ages 3 and 4yrs loved it especially the penguins,gave them the confidence to get a skating, GREAT we can see this being a regular date. …

comment by Fran - 03/03/2012 10:14


I used to skate there and I loved it! It is totally AMAZING,!!!!!!!!!…

comment by Sally - 13/02/2012 08:31


Is ther a minimum age for iceskating?…

comment by Kerry - 17/01/2012 07:22


Is deeside open on saturday 21st january ???? xox …

comment by miss misha - 15/01/2012 08:07


you have to get a train to chester from wherever you live and then get a train to shotton..…

comment by courtney - 22/10/2011 02:16


just wondering why this page has only mention ice hockey, curling and the disco sessions . . . they aldo offer figure skating, ice dance and pairs skating, synchronized skating and formation dance!!!!! and there are at least 9 other coaches there too . . . not just marinka and vitali! way to sell the sport!!!!!!!…

comment by Sandro - 26/07/2011 05:55


thee disco is really good and it is worth the money and really cheep to pay only £7.50 so go in thats for 3 hours. …

comment by lucy - 10/07/2011 02:03


hello, um i want to have a birthday party at the ice skating rink and i want to know how many people can come on a birthday party there and i need to know the price because i want to invite 20 friends but i dont know how much it would cost to have a party there. Thankyou :) …

comment by lynnie - 02/07/2011 06:54


how much would it be for a teenager to go on weekend? …

comment by ....... - 14/03/2011 05:33


to answer karen myers question.. yes! i went ice skating last year and the little ones had penguins to help them balance. I told my boyfriend to use one cos he was rubbish kept holding on the side haha, sadly he was to big.…

comment by kim - 19/02/2011 04:54


hi how much wil it be for a party with 7 people ? can i get a package ? …

comment by ffion - 16/02/2011 06:19


what days are the disci nights on please an what time ?…

comment by Lindsey - 25/01/2011 12:20


i like your ice ring and your website.…

comment by nadine - 24/01/2011 07:55


i think deeside is a very good ice rink plus there is lots of people on the ice so you can hardly skate properly without thinking what if i fall and someone goes over my fingers that is very neveraking because there are people that skate really really fast also especially if you fall over and carnt get back up i rhink there should let the no good skaters on for so many hours and the pros and the same and go on like that you ont have to pre book it you have to pay about £2:50 for rental skates and you do have and ice skate shop…

comment by katie - 18/01/2011 01:59


I go Deeside every week and passed all my levels xxx it is the best place ever xxx…

comment by Caitlyn - 17/01/2011 04:44


deeside ice rink is amazing it even has little toys for the litlle kids to help them stand up its a great family outing …

comment by Libby - 14/01/2011 10:45


do you have to have an adult with you…

comment by tyla bree - 03/01/2011 10:15


arrrr i love d side it is sooo good i am good at ice skating i go their every weekend x x x x :) <3 x ? ! "love it" :) :P :) :P.…

comment by kelly - 11/12/2010 04:53


does the ice rink have penguins for little ones to help them stand up. to push along…

comment by karen myers - 12/02/2010 05:40


we went to deeside as a reward trip from school it was immense! The disco was really good 2 !…

comment by Chloe - 30/01/2010 09:45


the lessons are gr8 i amalready on level 4 which is after all 10 grades and bronze silver & gold. Its £24 for 6 sessions on a saurday morning and you dont need your own skates. If you want a private lesson its £8 for 15 mins but you learn so much!!! Its amazing …

comment by shelley - 21/01/2010 12:33


I have been to deeside icerink lots of times it is great if you can skate lol…

comment by Tayla - 13/01/2010 04:30


instead oof borrowing the ice skates do u sell them too? and if so how much 4? plz contrack me thank u x…

comment by hayley - 25/11/2009 11:05


you need comfyer ice skating boots…

comment by ??? - 13/10/2009 03:18


how much will this cost as agroup and how long can u stay on the ring 4 and wot time duz it close and i would like a number to ring up…

comment by kirsty - 17/09/2009 06:18


omg its way cool im planning to have my birthday party there im goin today actually in a minute so hope i enjy it it will be my 6th time ive went it wud of been 7th but my cuzin didnt want to go great anyway betta be headin off now see u laters…

comment by lois - 05/09/2009 09:41


We have a 6 year old please can you tell me what size the boots start from. Thanks oh and also do we need to book. Looking at possible coming on Tuesday 1st sept. Thanks…

comment by nicola - 26/08/2009 04:12


is public skating on, on a monday night(:?…

comment by amy - 10/08/2009 06:27


how far is shotton train station from the deeside ice rink?…

comment by gill - 06/08/2009 06:10


whats the postcord please …

comment by katie - 03/08/2009 05:56


i luv it its fabarooney…

comment by chloe - 14/07/2009 11:50


I went there and found out you needed a pass from the office to take pictures, your not allowed on the Ice rink with your camera though.…

comment by I went there! - 11/07/2009 02:57


do you have a spectators area…

comment by r.williams - 11/07/2009 02:11


i think deeside leisure centure is to much money for food …

comment by rajji ulahhy - 03/07/2009 04:06


Deeside is boss i went to my best friends party here an it was so fun. i fell loads of times but then i got better an it was great. its dead helpful aswell cos theres these men that skate around an if you fall over they help you up an they say would u like a push off? an if you say yeah they give you a bit of a push its great love it! going there again on wednesday with my school cant wait =D this page was really helpful aswell x…

comment by Amy - 07/06/2009 07:54


its 5 40 a kid and 6 40 for adult …

comment by india - 03/06/2009 01:04


dose a train from liverpool go o the ice rink…

comment by julie - 22/03/2009 06:12


i havent been to the disco but going soon really excited because people have been telling me its good…

comment by millie maye and millie palfeman - 05/03/2009 06:54


deeside is so cool i had my party there it was a laugh all of my friends fell exept me and my best friend sammy but evrythink els was ace i want to go evry day only if they had one near to Glan Conwy i love ice sketaing…

comment by heidi - 26/02/2009 08:20


Do You Do Ice Skating Lessons?. How Much Do They Cost?. And When Are They ? .. X…

comment by Steph - 25/02/2009 12:37


Hi found your page very useful but on arrival there today the rink was full and admissions were suspended. Needless to say I had two very disappointed children on my hands and a fair journey home to West Kirby. During the holidays the rink should offer some sort of colour band system to limit the times on the ice, so everyone has a chance to skate.…

comment by Sue - 18/02/2009 04:48


how far is it from shotton train station? can you email me a map of deeside leisure centre location and its location from shotton station, can you give me directions from Liverpool via M53 ?…

comment by neil spruce - 15/02/2009 05:01


How much does it cost to go ice skating? do i have to book in advance for about 8 or 9 people? and can i take pictures on the ice? xx…

comment by Chloe - 03/02/2009 08:55


Do u have a certain time limit on the ice? and are you aloud to take pictures??? …

comment by Chloe - 02/02/2009 10:37


You have helped me alot xxx…

comment by Lauren - 25/01/2009 07:57


How much dose priviet lesons cost thanks deside ps:its helped me alot…

comment by Lauren - 25/01/2009 07:55


Ice skating lesons are graet ox ox ox…

comment by Lauren - 25/01/2009 07:53


i went ere wif my m8s n it wuz ppr BOSS my cuzin broke tha skates n everyfing…

comment by Emily - 25/01/2009 06:59


sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo helpful to me…

comment by mike - 25/01/2009 01:19


this page is soooooooooooooo helpful to me thanks for being so helpful…

comment by mike - 25/01/2009 01:17


do you need to book before you go or can you just turn up…

comment by antonia - 20/01/2009 08:49


do you need to book before you go or can you just turn up…

comment by antonia - 20/01/2009 08:48


Me and my friends would like to go ice skating, none of us have done it before and it looks like fun, there are 8 of us and we are 14-15, how much would that cost ?…

comment by Megan Mc - 18/01/2009 11:00


The number to ring has changed to: 01244 845440 …

comment by lee - 16/01/2009 01:06


how much do u think that it would cost for a novice private lesson at the rink …

comment by Hannah Thomas - 01/12/2008 07:01


can u plz tell me how far away is deeside from chester???????? thank u !…

comment by Hannah Thomas - 01/12/2008 06:58


M3 N NATHAN PRI3STYY LOV3333333 DiiS PLAC33 WOOOOOOOOO…

comment by MATTY MAT33 - 02/10/2008 10:55


DiiSCO AMAZiiN MAT33 LOV33 DiiS PLAC33…

comment by Matty Roberts - 02/10/2008 10:54


good ice rink love da disco wednesday, friday and saturday i go der every week MATI33 lol its amazin.…

comment by Nathan - 02/10/2008 10:53


does any one know what time it closes on fridays ? …

comment by karis - 29/09/2008 09:11


Thankyou for this information,, it has been very useful and i only satrted going ice skatin like 4 weeks ago an have been every sataday an sundayy since,, it is amazinngg!! Thanks for the informationn needed to know what time it finished on fridays xx…

comment by katie - 26/09/2008 09:59


hi it is my first time it is gonna be wick…

comment by alyx - 21/09/2008 09:28


deeside is wick im only 10 ive been lots of times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…

comment by chloe - 21/09/2008 09:20


This has been very helpful for knowing the price of skating at deeside. Thank you very much!…

comment by Emma - 28/08/2008 02:42


hi i want to join the deeside ice skaiting club but cant find enough information about it can u help me? i have been too deeside ice skating loads of times but i love skating so i hope you can help......…

comment by christina - 17/08/2008 09:14


We are going iceskating soon and for the first time at this iceskating rink. This has been very helpful and has stopped alot of confusment…

comment by Michelle - 17/08/2008 06:10


The website says mon-sun varies. This site is absoulte crap.…

comment by Carys - 11/08/2008 11:29


Do they do a disco night at deeside ice rink? xx…

comment by lauren - 07/08/2008 11:52


we are going iceskating soon and this page has been very helpful thank you…

comment by Ellie - 07/08/2008 04:29


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