Welcome to the Ipswich Skating Club Website
“Important: There is no learn to skate session on Saturday 18th November.”
If you live anywhere near Ipswich and skate or want to learn to skate you have probably found a place you can come to do it and where you will definitely be made most welcome.
Ipswich Skating Club is a multi-discipline skating club very much following the models you might find on the continent in countries such as Holland, Germany and Italy where it is recognised that skating can be a family based and life long sport and its different disciplines are complimentary and not separate.
Ipswich Skating Club is an accredited learning destinations which has been validated by the National Children’s University and judged to provide high quality learning opportunities and activities.
To find out more click on the learning destination logo and get it to link to this:
At present our main focus is on the provision of affordable learn to skate sessions at multiple sites within the Ipswich area allowIng people of any age to progress on to our specialist skating activity sessions within the disciplines of artistic roller skating, inline speed skating and long track ice speed skating.
We have a large club membership which practice these disciplines from a recreational level right up to international standards and who travel abroad regularly both to train and compete. We have a number of our members who have been and are currently national champions and medal winners within these disciplines and have also represented Great Britain internationally.
Ipswich Skating Club was started in 1999 after discussions with Ipswich Bough Council identified a need for affordable and sustained skating provision in the Ipswich and the surrounding areas after the closure of a local commercial skating rink at Martlesham.
We are a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (linkhttp://www.swimming.org/assets/uploads/library/WhatisaCASC.pdf), currently operating learn to skate lessons in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council in Ipswich along with further learn to skate, figure skating and speed skating sessions in the surrounding areas.
Our mission is to facilitate and enable any and all forms of skating activities within Ipswich and its surrounding area and we are happy to meet and discuss working with all organisations or individuals with similar aims that want to progress any form of skating activities within the Ipswich area.
We are also involved with the Sport England satellite club initiative (http://www.sportengland.org/our-work/children-and-young-people/satellite-clubs/).
Our clubs activities, our members and our offices and coaches are fully insured and our coaches are qualified and certified by either BRSF, FARS or FISS.
Please feel free to explore our site to learn more about what we do and where we do it and we do hope that we will see you skating in the near future.