Ice skating

Includes: ice, snow, skating, winter, outdoors, indoors, Indoors, Outdoors, Sports

Activity time:
1 meeting


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Glide on ice

Learning to stay upright on a pair of skates is great fun. Once you've got your balance, trying to pick up some tricks and racing others is even more exciting!


Skating on permanent or temporary ice rinks.

To take girls ice skating, you will need to find a local venue.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

It is advisable to wear two pairs of socks, long sleeves and trousers for this activity. It's important that participants wear gloves.

No instructors are required for public skating sessions.

If the girls are being coached by an instructor as part of a private lesson, the instructor should hold the National Ice Skating Association (NISA) Coach Level 2.

Ensure that there are sufficient adults in your party who are confident at ice skating in case any participants get into difficulty. Always have at least one adult supervising who is not on the ice.

Before the session starts, ensure that all participants are clearly briefed on:

  • boundaries
  • the rules of the rink
  • where to meet if the rink needs to be evacuated.

At the rink, check that the ice skates are:

  • the right size for the user
  • in good condition.

New or nervous skaters should keep to the edges of the rink so they can use the barrier for support.

If you are considering ice skating somewhere that is not a recognised rink, please contact [email protected].

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed


  • An Activity Information and Consent form is required to participate in this activity - PDF | Word
  • A Risk Assessment form is required for this activity - PDF

Remember - you can use one consent form for multiple activities