Introduction

iSkate have been designing rinks, management systems and offering rink management services, from basic support through to full turn-key offerings for over 12 years.

We have delivered over 120 rink projects from small ‘Community Rinks’ to large ‘Destination Rinks’ with their associated ancillary offerings and often inherent complex site needs.

Our goal is to deliver industry-leading best practice to ensure the best possible experience to the skating public whilst looking after the welfare of the staff and the needs of the client.

Good design, ice quality and rigorous site & administrative discipline are prioritised as part of a robust closed-loop management system to deliver these goals.

Recent turn-key packages have been delivered to Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Mansfield District Council, Westfield, Chichester and Nottingham. iSkate provides the rink, ice maintenance and staffing to ITV’s Dancing on Ice.

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Key services from iSkate include:
  • Documentation Systems & Processes
  • Site Layout & Rink Design
  • Outline & Bottom-up Budgets
  • Planning, Design & Access Statements
  • Technical Specifications
  • Detailed Design & Project Planning
  • Remote & On-site Technical Support
  • Staff Recruitment, Supply & Training
  • Data Capture & Analysis
  • Complete Turn-key Design, Installation & Operation


Development

ISkate has grown rapidly over the last few years, from providing staffing solutions and technical support, to providing full-­‐turn key packages. As part of this growth, we have built a strong team around us and developed a number of new systems, both in terms of hardware to improve on-­‐site operation, as well as continuously improving the robustness of our operational documentation systems and procedures.

We are particularly proud of the work that we have been involved with on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, as well as the Ice Track and ‘Wall of Death’ that we designed for SKY Headquarters in Isleworth, London this year. Most importantly, we are very proud of our team who take delight in being part of the diverse range of projects that we become involved in, engaging with the Public and Clients alike.

Future plans

This year, we are looking to develop our offering further, with the launch of our new rink and barrier system, incorporating design developments and experience that we have gained since having designed our first aluminium system almost 7 years ago. We are looking to migrate many of our Documentation Systems and procedures over to a tablet-­based system as well as improve our in‐house ticketing system to provide better analytics.

Recent achievements from iSkate include:
  • Design of the LED Handrail System
  • Design of the ‘Universal Gate’ System
  • Design of the Ice Slide & Car Podium System for Liverpool ONE
  • Design & operation the Ice Track & ‘Wall of Death’ for SKY
  • Design & operation the Studio & Training Rinks for ITV’s Dancing on Ice
  • Introduction of a ‘Dropped’ Header Design for Canary Wharf & Nottingham allowing skater and re-­surfacer access across the headers, where required.
  • Development of an in-­house Ticketing System
  • Design of a new, more efficient Melt-­Pit Systems & introducing water heating systems
  • Introduction of Ice Painting & Mesh systems to our rinks to increase reflectivity from the ice

iSkate – Delivering Best Practice

We are delighted to be providing the rink to SKATE at Somerset House, Dancing on Ice have renewed the contract for the 2nd year and we have recently completed a project for the BBC for a period drama that should air later in the year.