Happy to be back ice skating from Monday 17th May 2021
Tuesday 25th May 2021 | 14:15
Planet Ice Basingstoke
In response to concerns expressed over social networking in the last 24 hours Planet Ice can confirm that the main stand in the rink at Basingstoke is not closed to the General Public nor is it a risk. We are currently looking at a potential trip hazard identified whilst in lockdown on some of the access stairs leading to the main stand and have asked a fabrication company to assist us in the best way of addressing the concern. We have a sample model of the steps that was erected in the rink for our designated structural engineering company to look at and advise and we are currently awaiting their response. Whilst that report is being generated, we have asked that those sets of steps in question not be used. There are steps that can give access to the stands which are at the far end of the rink – the remainder are currently closed. We have advised that it may be easier for customers to utilise the smaller stands at the top and bottom of the rink which do not require steps to access the seats but the main stand can still be used and social distancing rules apply.
Monday 10th May 2021 | 17:00
Ice Skating is Back!
Planet Ice is happy to be back ice skating from Monday 17th May.
After today’s announcement (Monday 10th May) from the government, we can confirm we will be re-opening our doors from Monday 17th May for all customers and sessions.
Anyone with an existing public skating booking has now been contacted via email in regards to their new date and time. If you are unable to make the new date provided, the email will give you instructions on how to move your booking to a new date and time that is convenient for you.
For any other existing bookings, including Patch and Lessons, the rink will be in touch with you to confirm your new start date.
Online booking is now available for; Public Skating*, Ice Skating Lessons, Patch and Private Hire for all ages and abilities.
We look forward to having you back on the ice at Planet Ice!
*future dates will be added very soon, please keep an eye on social media and website for updates.
Monday 10th May 2021 | 15:00
All Existing Bookings Have Now Been Moved
All customers have now been contacted as of Monday 10th May 2021 with their new booking date and time.
The email will outline steps if you are unable to attend your new date. We look forward to having you back on the ice at Planet Ice!
Tuesday 4th May 2021 | 11:00
Planet Ice is currently in the process of moving existing bookings from 2020 to the new public skating dates which will take place from Monday 17th May. All customers with previous bookings will be contacted by Tuesday 11th May with their new date.
The email will outline steps if you are unable to make your new date. We look forward to having you back on the ice at Planet Ice!
Wednesday 7th April 2021 | 11:41
Disability sport can take place alongside under 18s
It has now been advised that all disability sport can take place alongside under 18s Patch and Ice Skating Lessons from Monday 12th April. This means that anyone with a disability will be able to take part in our Patch sessions and Ice Skating courses.
If you are wanting to attend Patch sessions you will need to liaise with your coach to book a suitable Patch ice slot. Once your coach has booked in the slot, you will be able to book your session with them online.
Friday 12th March 2021 | 14:00
Planet Ice Roadmap back to Ice Skating
On the morning of February 23rd Planet Ice met with its compliance department as a result of the Government Announcement on February 22nd and from that meeting determined that we would be opening on April 12th for U18’s Educational Activity. From that Planet Ice began the process of a roadmap back to ice skating immediately which resulted with the online sales for Skate Excellence, Hockey Excellence, Patch and Training ice for U18’s going live from the start of March.
Whilst Planet Ice will continue to be in discussions alongside IRMA with the DCMS – it was clear from the announcement on Feb 22nd what would be possible for our skaters from April 12th and also from the secondary date of May 17th. It is Planet Ice priority to get skaters on the ice as safely and as quickly as possible. All of our skaters have suffered enough over the previous lockdowns, this has had a direct impact on their mental health and well being and it is absolutely key that we offer all of our skaters clarity over the roadmap as soon as we possibly could.
You can book any of our Learn to Courses including the new Skate Excellence levels 9 and 10, Patch and Private Hire as a provision for Under 18’s at planet-ice.co.uk.
Friday 5th March 2021 | 14:00
As per the latest government announcement, Planet Ice will be re-opening to Lessons, Patch and Private Hire for under 18s only from April 12th, should the roadmap not be delayed.
For anyone with existing bookings or looking to book that are over the age of 18, we will be sure to notify all customers closer to the time as to when this will be.