Trained penguins and snowmen brought in to help Doncaster ice skaters

Ice skating at The Dome.
Ice skating at The Dome.

A team of penguins and snowmen are helping people of all ages learn to skate at Doncaster Dome.

The skating aids are on hand to help people get their balance when they first take to the ice.

Amanda Bradley, from the Dome, said: “Our Ice Academy, learn to skate programme, is proving very popular and we have taught over a thousand people to skate over the past 12 months.

“The Penguin Club, for children aged 2 to 5 is fantastic for parents and children to get used to the ice together.

“For these sessions we have our own waddler rink, a sectioned off area of the rink especially for toddlers, with a designated member of staff on hand to offer advice.”

Older children and adults can learn to cut the ice like the stars at the Ice Academy which is a structured programme of lessons, designed to help people progress through the grades and become a competent skater.

“Ice skating lessons are available for people aged 5 onwards. The lessons are great fun and are taught in a group format,” added Amanda.

Penguin Club takes place on Saturday at 10am costing £6.20 and the Ice Academy skating lessons take place on Monday’s between 4pm and 8pm, Tuesday’s between 4pm and 8pm and Saturday between 8am and 10am. Each lesson is 45 minutes long and cost from £4.80 per lesson.

For further information or to book lessons contact 01302 370777