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Blackburn Arena

Lower Audley, Blackburn BB2 3DY, England
+44 1254 668686
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Skating lessons

Coaches are friendly, cafe is reasonably priced and has nice staff. My daughter is already skating... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
BethSWoody
,
Preston, United Kingdom
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An excellent day out.

My boyfriend and I had an excellent day out here. It's a lot harder than you think but a great... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
charlieswebb
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“ice hockey” (15 reviews)
“skate hire” (7 reviews)
“family ticket” (5 reviews)
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Lower Audley, Blackburn BB2 3DY, England
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+44 1254 668686
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Coaches are friendly, cafe is reasonably priced and has nice staff. My daughter is already skating well after a couple of hours lessons. Public skate sessions seemed reasonably priced.

Thank BethSWoody
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

My boyfriend and I had an excellent day out here. It's a lot harder than you think but a great workout, we'll definitely be back next time we're over.

1  Thank charlieswebb
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Built to host boxing for Manchester's Olympic bid, Blackburn Arena is an Olympic sized ice rink and home to Blackburn Hawks Ice Hockey Club. The 3,200 capacity arena is reputedly the coldest in the country, so wrap up warm! There's a cafe for hot food...More

1  Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

to say only a few years ago (in the last 5) i used to be able to go ice skating for 3 hours for £6 INCLUDING skate hire, now you won't get much change IF ANY AT ALL from £10.00 for 2.5 hours skate hire....More

Thank Harris3726
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Kids love this great good skating for young ones all support for them good food play areas spectators watching the hawks play

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

My partner and I love skating, and thought we would take our friends little girl to Blackburn Arena for a Christmas treat. We were impressed by the modern appearance of the exterior, but the interior of the building was very tatty and dated (especially the...More

5  Thank Brent P
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Fantastic ice rink set up from any one from beginners to professionals. Well looked after some fantastic coaches giving lessons. Small cafe but what it does they do it well toasties, bacon buttys chips etc

Thank B3449CBdianec
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

we came here with 4young children for a birthday! was quite busy but looked fun! first time for a couple of us to skate so found it a little tricky, but to make matters worse people who go there don't adhere to the rules! some...More

Thank Davelamby
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We've visited the ice rink a few times and most visits have been fairly uneventful and enjoyable. Last week, however, there were three teenagers on the rink who were using the kids' skating aids as sledges, spinning one another around on them and letting them...More

Thank Su B
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Visited with friends for a skating social, staff are helpful, everything is straightforward - you pay on the door for your time on the ice and skate hire then visit the kiosk to collect your skates. Lockers are available to store your belongings and the...More

Thank archduchess
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yes there was when i last went there
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you can just turn up and pay on day
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