Ice Skating at Sapphire
Hi everyone, Ruby here. Recently, I watched the winter Olympics in Beijing and really enjoyed it, especially the curling; it was great to see Great Britain bring home a gold medal. Watching this and the return of Dancing on Ice inspired me to visit my local ice rink- Sapphire Ice & Leisure centre.
My friend and I received an hour and a half skating session, which is open to the public, to enjoy with family and friends. This was an open activity but you can book ice skating lessons for different levels of your ability.
Don't worry about falling over on the ice or knowing you have to hold onto the rink wall because you'll have a whole hour and a half to improve. There are marshals who are always skating round whilst you are on the ice, meaning, they will be there to help you if needed. Just have fun!
This can be an exciting activity for any age, so you can learn a new sport and ice skating improves your balance, joint flexibility, posture and muscles as well as cardio health, endurance and helps weight management.
The ice rink is home to The Everyone Active Raiders (Romford Raiders) ice hockey team, where fans can cheer the team on in the stands, which are open to the public.
On a Friday there is an after-school disco, which sounds fun, and learn to skate sessions during the week for members.
"When in doubt, skate it out"
Ruby's verdict: 9/10, the session we went to was extremely busy.
Overall experience: I really enjoyed this experience and can't wait to re-visit.
Adults and child skating from £10.
Fun factor: Very fun for a day out with family and friends as well as a nice idea for birthday parties.
Contact: Call 01708 206 892 or visithttps://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/sapphire-ice-leisure/