School Groups

Ice Skating is a great way to stay fit and healthy. As well as helping to build strong bones and joints, it also helps to reduce fat and build lean muscle. Join the hundreds of schools that are discovering this fun addition to their sports curriculum and take advantage of our Special PRICE from ONLY £3.95 per pupil!

Our school group package is ideal for giving your pupils a magical and memorable experience over the Christmas period. They are guaranteed a fun and festive atmosphere, with York’s biggest Christmas tree, theatrical lighting making the rink sparkle, and special compilations from Minster FM to really get them dancing on ice!

This year we are offering ice skating lessons, special discounts, and as always, teacher goes FREE! Terms and conditions apply so read on or click here to find out more about our packages available to all schools.


As part of our fantastic schools package, your school can enjoy:

  • A 15 minute structured ice skating lesson with our First Steps to Skating Ice Coach, and exclusive use of the rink honoured for groups of 20+*. Children will learn basic skating skills, allowing them to enjoy the rest of their 1 hour session as a free skate under supervision with the Ice Coach and our Ice Marshals on hand to offer skating tips.
  • All School groups will receive a safety briefing and leave with a certificate in recognition of their achievement on the ice.
  • The knowledge that your pupils can skate within a fun and safe environment; helmets are mandatory in our structured lessons.
  • The Ice Factor welcomes school groups of all ages and skating ability, with no minimum group size**.
  • Teacher goes free!
  • This option is available Monday to Friday on either the 10:30am, 11:45am or 1:00pm session.
  • A child is 16 years and under.
  • Available from 18th November to 20th December 2019.

Price per ticket from £3.95 – Price includes skate and helmet hire

Party Package


Session Times /Date
School Package
School Party Package

18th Nov-20th Dec 2019 (Mon–Fri)
10.30, 11.45 and 13:00

£3.95 each
(Teachers go FREE)

£6.25 each

18th Nov–20th Dec 2019 (Mon–Fri)
09.30, and 14:15 to 20:30 (no lesson included)

£7.95 each
(Teachers go FREE)

£10.25 each

Weekends & sessions from 21st Dec 2019
(no lesson included)

£9.95 each
(Teachers go FREE)

£12.25 each

*Date and Time restrictions apply. **Structured lesson with exclusive use of the rink require a minimum of 20 participants..