Safety Guidelines

Ice Skating is a fun and enjoyable activity around Christmas time in the Swords Pavilions and is a lot of fun for the entire family but it does presents some risks, especially for inexperienced ice skaters.

Follow our safe skating advice and this will ensure that your visit to Swords on Ice is enjoyable and minimise the possibility of you having an accident. Our Ice Marshalls are present on the rink during all sessions and you are required to adhere to our safe-skating guidelines;.

  • Wear gloves – Gloves are not available at the venue.
  • Bring a thick pair of socks, these will ensure that your feet are comfortable while skating.
  • The use of helmets, knee pads and elbow pads is recommended.
  • The use of  any handheld equipment such as cameras, music players are not permitted whilst skating on the ice.
  • Trailing clothing is not permitted whilst skating.
  • Any persons at this venue, who in the opinion of the Ice Marshals, represent a danger to themselves or others will be asked to leave the rink.
  • Any persons at this venue, who in the opinion of the Ice Marshals have consumed alcohol or any other substance likely to impair their balance will not be allowed on the rink.
  • Any persons at this venue, whose behaviour may be deemed as likely to cause offence to others will be asked to leave the rink.
  • The area of the venue and all sessions are recorded on CCTV for record.
  • At no point are skaters permitted to form trains whilst skating.
  • Please pay attention to the safety announcement prior to each session and the advice offered by Ice Marshals.
  • While all reasonable measures are put in place to ensure your safety at Swords on Ice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the safety information when entering the rink. It is your responsibility to bring to the attention of the Ice Marshal any event or act which may impact on your family safety while skating.
  • In the event of an accident, Swords on Ice will have a qualified person on duty to provide first aid.
  • When your skating  session has ended you will be directed to the exit point by the Ice Marshal and Public Address system. You are ask to please exit the rink in an orderly manner.
  • If your child is a young toddler they may not fully understand all of the rules and the Ice Marshal also ask parents to keep extra close eye on the little one at all times.
  • Always pay attention to the skaters around you and pay special attention to skaters ahead of you as they cannot see you coming.

Remember that ice skating can  be a fun activity for you, your friends and the whole family, as long as the rules of safety are closely followed.

If your children are new to skating it is best to take them during a time when Swords on Ice rink is less crowded. You can call us on 01 5242101 to find out when the rink is not as crowded and choose this time to take them.

Enjoy and have Fun from all the team at Swords on Ice and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Safety FAQ’s

Q. Are sessions supervised?
A. Ice Marshalls are present on the rink during all sessions and you are required to adhere to the safe skating guidlines

Q. Do I need special clothing?
A. Do wear gloves; bring them with you as they are not available at the venue. Bring a thick pair of socks, these will ensure that your feet are comfortable while skating. Trailing clothing is not permitted whilst skating.

Q. What about safety equipment?
A. Helmets are available at the venue. We also recommend knee pads, elbow pads and wrist bands. Feel free to bring your own safety equipment.

Q. Can I bring my camera?
A. The use of cameras, music players or any hand-held equipment is not permitted whilst skating.

Q. Can I have a drink beforehand?
A. Persons who in the opinion of the Ice Marshals have consumed alcohol or any other substance likely to impair their balance will not be allowed on the rink.

Q. Are the Skating sessions recorded?
A. Sessions are recorded on CCTV.

Q. Is there a qualified first aid person on site?
A. In the event of an accident, Swords On Ice will have a qualified person on duty to provide first aid.