Ice Rink Hire For Schools: Here’s Where The Fun Starts
Step aside, dance classes. Off with you, rugby. There’s a new activity sliding into town which comes with an avalanche of hidden benefits and a flurry of fun; yes, we’re talking about ice skating. If you’re searching for more information on ice rink hire for your school, then we have all the answers for you right here.
Can I Hire an Ice Rink For My School?
The short answer is, “Yes!”
You’re probably wondering:
- How much space do I need?
- What are the costs of hiring an ice rink?
- Do I need specialist equipment or power supplies?
- Can we hire an ice rink for just a day, or can we keep it for a few weeks?
Hiring an ice rink for your school event is super-easy with Ice Magic. If you’re considering an ice rink for a school fundraising day, for a sports day, or an additional activity for active children, then here’s what you need to know.
- You will need a flat, level space for the rink itself – the size requirement depends on how many skaters you are catering for. A field or parking lot is ideal.
- You will need to ensure that there is access for the delivery trucks and space for assembling and parking for the crew.
- We will need a power supply, but we do offer generator hire if required.
- If you are hiring an ice rink for longer than a day then you will need security to keep the equipment safe overnight.
- Ice Magic take care of everything, from assembling, set up, and removal. You just need to pop your skates on.
- In terms of cost, these vary depending on your location, hire period and the size of the rink you need. Hire prices start from £1800 + vat – perhaps chat to one of Ice Magic’s team to get a quote for your unique requirements.
The Benefits of Artificial Ice Rink Hire
You’ll be thrilled to know that ice rink hire is no longer a big, messy project. Ice Magic offers artificial (or synthetic) ice rinks which offer all the benefits of a traditional skating surface with none of the hassle.
The solid synthetic boards simply click together seamlessly to create a wonderfully slippery surface to the exact size that you require. You don’t need to worry about what the weather is doing, skimming the rink surface, or spending an inordinate amount of money and power keeping the ice at the optimal temperature. As you can image, clean up is quick and simple.
Do We Need To Supply Our Own Skates?
You really don’t. Obviously, if people want to wear their own skates that’s fine, but we make sure that you don’t have to worry about all the extras.
Ice Magic stock ice skates in varying sizes and we provide the skate grinder, as well as all the safety equipment required for a hassle-free, fun skating day.
Why Choose an Ice Rink for Your School?
Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a novice, the benefits of ice skating are incredible. Let’s face it, as parents, we are always trying to encourage our children to get off the Xbox and outside, and what better way than to provide an instant ice rink at school?
The Benefits of Ice Skating
Like many sports, ice skating is a brilliant aerobic workout where you are focussing less on how many minutes you’ve got left and more on how much fun you’re having.
Builds and tones muscles
With a focus on the lower body, ice skating is a low impact way of building and toning the muscles in the legs and torso.
Improves balance and coordination
We’re not sure who decided that putting a thin blade on their shoes and attempting to stay upright on the slipperiest surface known to man was a good idea, but … thank you. Ice skating is a great way of improving your gross motor skills, balance and coordination.
It’s a fact that exercise reduces stress. So, time outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine, having fun and exercising is a perfect way to lower anxiety levels in teens and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Ice Rink Hire For Your School
We hope that you have most of the information you need to take the plunge and order an ice rink for your school.
Ice Magic has decades of experience providing synthetic ice rinks for schools, churches, fundraising events, commercial functions and even the winter Olympics. It’s safe to say that we are a great choice, and we look forward to bringing beaming smiles to the faces of your students. Contact us now.