About

Welcome to Ipswich Skating Club

If you live anywhere near Ipswich or Felixstowe in Suffolk and you skate or want to learn to skate you have found a place where you can do it and where you will always be made welcome.

Ipswich Skating Club is a multi-discipline club  following the style  of clubs you find in countries like  Holland, Germany, Italy and Iceland. 

In these countries it is recognised that skating can be a family based and life long sport and that its different disciplines are complimentary and not separate.

Ipswich Skating Club is an accredited learning destination validated by the National Children’s University  

http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk 

and judged to provide high quality learning opportunities and activities.

We are a Community Amateur Sports Club  providing affordable learn to skate sessions at multiple sites within Ipswich and Felixstowe.  

These sessions allow people of any age to progress on to our recreational or specialist skating activity sessions within the disciplines of artistic roller skating, inline speed skating, long track ice speed skating and hockey.

We have a large club membership who practice these disciplines from a recreational level up to international standard and members of our club  travel abroad regularly both to train and to  compete. 

We have past and current  national champions and medal winners within these disciplines presently skating and coaching in the club and a number of our skaters and coaches have and currently  represent Great Britain internationally both as competitors and coaches and serve or have served as executive offices and coaches for a number of the  skatings governing bodies within Great Britain over the last twenty years.

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 surrounding areas after the closure of a local commercial skating rink at Martlesham.

We are a registered Community Amateur Sports Club currently operating learn to skate lessons in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council and further learn to skate, figure skating and speed skating sessions in Felixstowe and surrounding areas.

Our mission is to facilitate and enable any and all forms of skating activities within Suffolk and we are happy to meet and discuss working with or helping any organisation or individual with similar aims that want to progress any form of skating activity locally or farther afield.

The club is also involved with the Sport Englands satellite club initiative https://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 where appropriate are qualified and certified by either  BRSF, FARS, FISS or NISA

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.