Q. What is the minimum age?

A. We recommend that children from aged 3 and up can take part, once they are very solid on their feet. We recommend bringing children for a look first to see what they think as if they don’t like it on the day we cannot offer refunds or vouchers.
We have special skates with 2 blades and penguin skate aids to help.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. We recommend arriving at the venue 20 minutes in advance of your skate session.

Q. Can I get food and drinks on site?

A. Yes, there are multiple food and drink options available at the Alpine Food Village on-site. We have pizzas, hot beverages, crepes, and many other sweet and savoury food options to choose from. Check our socials for more details.

Q. Is it real ice?

A. Of course, we are the Irish partners of Austrian ice rink suppliers AST. We also use ice resurfacers called zambonis to resurface our ice regularly.

Q. How long does the skating session last?

A. Each skating session lasts for 50 minutes. We cannot extend the session time for those who arrive late.

Q. Do I need to stay on site while my kids skate?

A. Any child under the age of 12 needs to be supervised by an adult. You do not have to participate but you must stay on site.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Comfortable clothing and thick socks. We recommend bringing spare socks for after you skate.

Q. Do you have lockers?

A. Yes, you will need a (non-refundable) €2 coin to use them.

Q. Do you provide ice skates?

A. Skate rental is included in the ticket price. If you have your own skates there is no reduction in ticket price.

Q. How to tie your skates?

A. Watch the video with step-by-step instructions here: How to tie your skates?

Q. Do you sharpen skates?

A. We do not offer a sharpening service for your personal skates.

Q. Is there safety equipment available?

A. We advise the use of suitable ice skating PPE for all skaters. There are helmets and protective padding available from the skate desk free of charge. We supply a limited amount, you are also welcome to bring your own. We advise the use of helmets, gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads.

Q. Will penguin skate aids be available?

A. Penguins are available and can only be used in the small rink area, not on the trail.
Skate aids must be booked in advance of your ice skating session to guarantee availability. As much as we would like to, it is simply not possible to provide a penguin for every child. There are height restrictions for the use of the penguin skating aids (which means these are not suitable for adults or children taller than 1.2m)

Q. Do you accept carers’ cards?

A. Visitors with additional needs may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when they purchase a ticket. Carers’ tickets can only be purchased at the entry upon arrival to the venue, they are not available to purchase online or over the phone.
Please ensure you have your Carer ID and relevant documentation to hand.

Q. Do you have any ASD friendly sessions?

A. Yes we do. We have two ASD sessions this season. The first one will be on 5th December’23 at 3:50 pm, and the second one will be on 10th January’24 at 3:50 pm.

Is the ice rink wheelchair accessible?

A. The ice rink is wheelchair accessible. Electric wheelchairs can also access the ice rink

Q. Where is the ice rink located?

A. Alpine Skate Trail is located at Fota House & Gardens Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, T45 Y642.

Q. How do I get there?

A. Alpine Skate Trail is located at Fota House & Gardens Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, T45 Y642.
When you enter Fota, follow the signs for Fota House and use the lower car park.
The skate trail is located opposite Fota House.

Q. Is there on-site parking?

A. Fota provides a car park that can be used by ice skating customers. A €3 fee is payable by Euro coins or by contactless card payment at the exit barriers. Use the lower car park for Fota House. Alpine Skate Trail is not accessible by train.

Q. Are you the same as Cork On Ice?
A. Alpine Skate Trail was once upon a time Cork On Ice where we had rinks in different locations in Cork. In 2021, we changed from a rink to a trail and Alpine Skate Trail was born.
Q. Can I cancel or reschedule my tickets?

A. Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged for another date or time and payments are non-refundable. Tickets can be gifted to another person.

Is there insurance for the event?

A. Iceskating.ie takes all reasonable care to ensure your comfort and safety however this is an ice rink where falls are likely to occur and consequently we specifically do not accept any liability whatsoever for injuries sustained while ice skating. Use of the facilities is entirely at the user’s own risk. There is no insurance cover for injuries which occur while ice skating.

Q. What is the minimum age?

A. We recommend that children from aged 3 and up can take part, once they are very solid on their feet. We recommend bringing children for a look first to see what they think as if they don’t like it on the day we cannot offer refunds or vouchers.
We have special skates with 2 blades and penguin skate aids to help.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. We recommend arriving at the venue 20 minutes in advance of your skate session.

Q. Can I get food and drinks on site?

A. Yes, there are multiple food and drink options available at the Alpine Food Village on-site. We have pizzas, hot beverages, crepes, and many other sweet and savoury food options to choose from. Check our socials for more details.

Q. Is it real ice?

A. Of course, we are the Irish partners of Austrian ice rink suppliers AST. We also use ice resurfacers called zambonis to resurface our ice regularly.

Q. How long does the skating session last?

A. Each skating session lasts for 50 minutes. We cannot extend the session time for those who arrive late.

Q. Do I need to stay on site while my kids skate?

A. Any child under the age of 12 needs to be supervised by an adult. You do not have to participate but you must stay on site.

Q. What is the minimum age?

A. We recommend that children from aged 3 and up can take part, once they are very solid on their feet. We recommend bringing children for a look first to see what they think as if they don’t like it on the day we cannot offer refunds or vouchers.
We have special skates with 2 blades and penguin skate aids to help.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. We recommend arriving at the venue 20 minutes in advance of your skate session.

Q. Can I get food and drinks on site?

A. Yes, there are multiple food and drink options available at the Alpine Food Village on-site. We have pizzas, hot beverages, crepes, and many other sweet and savoury food options to choose from. Check our socials for more details.

Q. Is it real ice?

A. Of course, we are the Irish partners of Austrian ice rink suppliers AST. We also use ice resurfacers called zambonis to resurface our ice regularly.

Q. How long does the skating session last?

A. Each skating session lasts for 50 minutes. We cannot extend the session time for those who arrive late.

Q. Do I need to stay on site while my kids skate?

A. Any child under the age of 12 needs to be supervised by an adult. You do not have to participate but you must stay on site.

Q. What should I wear?

A. Comfortable clothing and thick socks. We recommend bringing spare socks for after you skate.

Q. Do you have lockers?

A. Yes, you will need a (non-refundable) €2 coin to use them.

Q. Do you provide ice skates?

A. Skate rental is included in the ticket price. If you have your own skates there is no reduction in ticket price.

Q. How to tie your skates?

A. Watch the video with step-by-step instructions here: How to tie your skates?

Q. Do you sharpen skates?

A. We do not offer a sharpening service for your personal skates.

Q. Is there safety equipment available?

A. We advise the use of suitable ice skating PPE for all skaters. There are helmets and protective padding available from the skate desk free of charge. We supply a limited amount, you are also welcome to bring your own. We advise the use of helmets, gloves, knee pads and elbow pads.

Q. Will penguin skate aids be available?

A. Penguins are available and can only be used in the small rink area, not on the trail.
Skate aids must be booked in advance of your ice skating session to guarantee availability. As much as we would like to, it is simply not possible to provide a penguin for every child. There are height restrictions for the use of the penguin skating aids (which means these are not suitable for adults or children taller than 1.2m)

Q. Do you accept carers’ cards?

A. Visitors with additional needs may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when they purchase a ticket. Carers’ tickets can only be purchased at the entry upon arrival to the venue, they are not available to purchase online or over the phone.
Please ensure you have your Carer ID and relevant documentation to hand.

Q. Do you have any ASD friendly sessions?

A. Yes we do. We have two ASD sessions this season. The first one will be on 5th December’23 at 3:50 pm, and the second one will be on 10th January’24 at 3:50 pm.

Is the ice rink wheelchair accessible?

A. The ice rink is wheelchair accessible. Electric wheelchairs can also access the ice rink.

Q. Where is the ice rink located?

A. Ice Skating Dun Laoghaire is situated on Harbour Road.

Q. How do I get there?

A. By Bicycle – We will have a dedicated bike parking area at the Ice Rink. Generally, it takes 40-50 mins via bicycle from Dublin City Centre, with some scenic coastal route options. There is a dedicated cycle lane from Blackrock to Dun Laoghaire harbour.

By bus – Bus stops (2036, 2037, 2039, 2041, 4983) are all within 5-10 mins walk from the ice rink.
Bus Routes: Go Ahead Bus
Route 75, 75a The Square, Tallaght to Dun Laoghaire.
Route 63, 63a Kilternan to Dun Laoghaire.
Route 45a, 45b Kilmacanogue, via Bray, to Dun Laoghaire.
Route 111, Dalkey to Brides Glen (LUAS stop) via Dun Laoghaire.
Route 59 Killiney Hill to Dun Laoghaire.
Dublin Bus
From City Centre, 7 and 46A operates to Dún Laoghaire.
AirCoach
703 – Dublin airport.
By train – Dun Laoghaire Train Station is within 5 minutes walk from the ice rink.
DART Services
20-25 mins: Direct DART to Dublin City Centre (Tara, Pearse + Connolly) every day.
Weekdays: every 10-20 minutes from 6am to midnight
Weekends: every 15-30 minutes from 9am to midnight

By car – There will be over 100 free car parking spots at the ice rink. These spaces are reserved for those who have made an online booking in advance. Proof of booking must be shown upon entry to the car park.

Q. Do you have disabled parking?

A. There will be designated disabled parking spaces close to the rink entrance within the site.

Q. Is there alternative parking?

A. Dún Laoghaire Harbour on street parking is available, normal parking availability and restrictions apply.
Car parking facilities will be available at: Park Rite Car Park, Pavilion Theatre, Queens Road (321 spaces) Q Park, Bloomfield’s Shopping Centre, Lower George’s Street (550 spaces) IMC Cinema’s Car Park, Library Road (off Lower George’s Street) DLR Lexicon Car Park (100 spaces)

You will find lots of information on parking in Dún Laoghaire at https://www.dunlaoghairetown.ie/parking/

Q. Can I cancel or reschedule my tickets?

A. Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged for another date or time and payments are non-refundable. Tickets can be gifted to another person.

Is there insurance for the event?

A. Iceskating.ie takes all reasonable care to ensure your comfort and safety however this is an ice rink where falls are likely to occur and consequently we specifically do not accept any liability whatsoever for injuries sustained while ice skating. Use of the facilities is entirely at the user’s own risk. There is no insurance cover for injuries which occur while ice skating.

Q. What is the minimum age?

A. We recommend that children from aged 3 and up can take part, once they are very solid on their feet. We recommend bringing children for a look first to see what they think as if they don’t like it on the day we cannot offer refunds or vouchers.
We have special skates with 2 blades and penguin skate aids to help.

Q. Do I need to stay on site while my kids skate?

A. Any child under the age of 12 needs to be supervised by an adult. You do not have to participate but you must stay on site.

Q. Is it real ice?

A. Of course, we are the Irish partners of Austrian ice rink suppliers AST. We also use ice resurfacers called zambonis to resurface our ice regularly.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. We recommend arriving at the venue 20 minutes in advance of your skate session.

Q. How long does the skating session last?

A. Each skating session lasts for 50 minutes. We cannot extend the session time for those who arrive late.

Q. Can I get food and drinks on site?

A. Yes, we have multiple food and drink options available on-site, namely Cafollas Ice Cream and the Fish Shack along with Pizza and Tacos vendors.

Q. What is the minimum age?

A. We recommend that children from aged 3 and up can take part, once they are very solid on their feet. We recommend bringing children for a look first to see what they think as if they don’t like it on the day we cannot offer refunds or vouchers.
We have special skates with 2 blades and penguin skate aids to help.

Q. Do I need to stay on site while my kids skate?

A. Any child under the age of 12 needs to be supervised by an adult. You do not have to participate but you must stay on site.

Q. Is it real ice?

A. Of course, we are the Irish partners of Austrian ice rink suppliers AST. We also use ice resurfacers called zambonis to resurface our ice regularly.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. We recommend arriving at the venue 20 minutes in advance of your skate session.

Q. How long does the skating session last?

A. Each skating session lasts for 50 minutes. We cannot extend the session time for those who arrive late.

Q. Can I get food and drinks on site?

A. There are hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the venue. Blanchardstown has a huge number of restaurants in very close proximity to the venue. Dining details available here https://blanchardstowncentre.ie/store-directory-category/everything-delicious/

Q. What should I wear?

A. Comfortable clothing and thick socks. We recommend bringing spare socks for after you skate.

Q. Do you have lockers?

A. Yes, you will need a (non-refundable) €2 coin to use them.

Q. Do you provide ice skates?

A. Skate rental is included in the ticket price. If you have your own skates there is no reduction in ticket price.

Q. How to tie your skates?

A. Watch the video with step-by-step instructions here: How to tie your skates?

Q. Do you sharpen skates?

A. We do not offer a sharpening service for your personal skates.

Q. Is there safety equipment available?

A. We advise the use of suitable ice skating PPE for all skaters. There are helmets and protective padding available from the skate desk free of charge. We supply a limited amount, you are also welcome to bring your own. We advise the use of helmets, gloves, knee pads and elbow pads.

Q. Will penguin skate aids be available?

A. Penguins are available and can only be used in the small rink area, not on the trail.
Skate aids must be booked in advance of your ice skating session to guarantee availability. As much as we would like to, it is simply not possible to provide a penguin for every child. There are height restrictions for the use of the penguin skating aids (which means these are not suitable for adults or children taller than 1.2m)

Q. Where is the ice rink located?

A. Ice Skating Blanchardstown is situated in Millenium Park, with access to the park behind the Drive-Thru McDonalds. There are also over 600 bus services to Blanchardstown centre every day, visit dublinbus.ie for more info.

Q. Is there parking?

A. Those travelling via car can follow signs for the White Car Park (free of charge).

Q. Can I cancel or reschedule my tickets?

A. Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged for another date or time and payments are non-refundable. Tickets can be gifted to another person.

Is there insurance for the event?

A. Iceskating.ie takes all reasonable care to ensure your comfort and safety however this is an ice rink where falls are likely to occur and consequently we specifically do not accept any liability whatsoever for injuries sustained while ice skating. Use of the facilities is entirely at the user’s own risk. There is no insurance cover for injuries which occur while ice skating.

Q. What is the minimum age?

A. We recommend that children from aged 3 and up can take part, once they are very solid on their feet. We recommend bringing children for a look first to see what they think as if they don’t like it on the day we cannot offer refunds or vouchers.
We have special skates with 2 blades and penguin skate aids to help.

Q. Do I need to stay on site while my kids skate?

A. Any child under the age of 12 needs to be supervised by an adult. You do not have to participate but you must stay on site.

Q. Is it real ice?

A. Of course, we are the Irish partners of Austrian ice rink suppliers AST. We also use ice resurfacers called zambonis to resurface our ice regularly.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. We recommend arriving at the venue 20 minutes in advance of your skate session.

Q. How long does the skating session last?

A. Each skating session lasts for 50 minutes. We cannot extend the session time for those who arrive late.

Q. Can I get food and drinks on site?

A. There are hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the venue. Blanchardstown has a huge number of restaurants in very close proximity to the venue. Dining details available here https://blanchardstowncentre.ie/store-directory-category/everything-delicious/