Skating fun returns to The Dome

Skaters are getting ready to lace up their boots and cut the ice once more as skating fun returns to Doncaster Dome this week (from Friday 28 May).

The popular ice rink closed its doors in November due to lockdown restrictions and is now ready to reopen as part of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust’s (DCLT) phased response to the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The ice rink will be open throughout half term with daily sessions at 10am 12noon 2pm 4pm and 6pm (no 6pm session on Bank Holiday Monday. Non holiday session times are Wednesday to Friday 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, Saturday 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm and Sunday 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.

Kraig Kelly, head of Leisure at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT), said: “We are really looking forward to reopening the Ice Rink at Doncaster Dome and once again welcoming ice skaters back to the venue.

“The current restrictions mean that we can only welcome people in groups of up to six individuals or two households.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome back our customers and offer them a brilliant experience on the ice, with freshly sharpened skates and a new timetable of session times.

"While the ice rink has been closed, we’ve taken the opportunity to give the area a refreshing new look with an alpine theme and improved toilet facilities.

“We know how important exercise is for people’s wellbeing, and we’ve taken carefully thought-out measures to ensure everyone feels safe when they arrive and while skating.”

There will be a reduced number of people on the ice during each session and everyone entering the rink will need a ticket to access the area.

Extra cleaning and sanitisation measures will be carried out in between each session.

Bookings must be made online in advance.

New measures include mandatory face masks while using reception and waiting areas, a more open space environment, one way system and optional face mask wearing while skating on the ice.

To find out more or to book, visit: