Bristol will be the first of its 15 ice rinks to go cashless. The highly anticipated Bristol rink opens at the start of October half term on Monday 25th from 9am and already customers are booking online for public skating, Learn to Skate courses and birthday parties.
The lockers and Café area will continue taking cash payments as well as card, but all other services will be either available to purchase online or by card in the rink.
Chief Operations Officer, Heath Rhodes, commented ‘Bristol is to be the first of our rinks to go cashless in this way. We do intend to move all other rinks to a cashless environment in the new year as many other leisure facilities had made the decision last year due to COVID concerns and the safety of staff with cash handling. This measure ensures additional safety for our customers and staff by avoiding cash handling and minimising physical contact with surfaces. A huge benefit of becoming a cashless facility is that it will speed up the queues for our customers, which means you can ‘get your skates on’ quicker’.
The maximum cashless transaction you can make without entering a pin has now been increased from £45 to £100 as of October 15th 2021 to encourage more cashless payments which in turn minimises the amount of contact a customer has to make to pay for items.
All public skating, learn to skate courses, birthday parties, and ice card membership can be purchased online at www.planet-ice.co.uk.