FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can we pay for skating?
You can pay for your skating via cash, credit or debit cards (excl AMEX).
Please note, we do not accept £50 notes or cheques.
Do you provide protective equipment?
We have protective equipment available free of charge.
This includes elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards.
I’ve never skated before, can I still come?
Absolutely, we always have marshals on the rink who are always willing to help.
Do I need to book?
There is no need to book if you are coming to a skating session, just turn up and pay at the Skate Hut.
Can I bring my own roller skates to the roller rink?
Yes you can bring your own skates, in fact it's cheaper for you
Can I hire Roller Skates?
Yes, we have both Inline and Quad (traditional Roller Boots) skates which you can hire for £1.
We have a large range of roller skates available, ranging from a children’s size 5 up to an adult size 11.
Do you do birthday parties?
Yes we do! – Please see a member of the M.R.A Team or just pick up a party information pack.
Alternatively please see our website or send us an email for more details.
Is there an age limit for skaters?
We don’t put any age restrictions on skating sessions, but children must be accompanied by a
How long can I expect to be skating for?
The average skating time for each skater ranges from 1-3 hours.
Skate session length of time varies from 1.5 - 3 hours depdning on the session you are attending.
See skate schedule for more details.
Do you have on-site parking?
Yes (FREE Parking)
Do you serve food and drinks?
Yep! Our Moosehead Café serves hot and cold food and drinks.
Open during all public skate sessions.
Is there toilet facilities on site?
Do I have to pay to spectate?
No you don’t have to pay to watch, only if you are skating.
Do you do Skating Lessons?
Yes we do! – Please see a member of the M.R.A Team, alternatively please see our website or
send us an email for more details.
Is Roller Skating dangerous?
Roller skating sometimes has a perception as being a dangerous activity, however it is actually very safe and a great form of exercise.
Like all activities skating carries a small risk of injury, however, Midlands Roller Arena sessions operate with marshals in order to create a safe environment for all and minimise any potential risk or injuries.
Can parents walk on the skating rink with their children?
Yes. We allow parents to walk on the skating rink to assist children. If any actions by skaters or non-skaters present a safety hazard, one of our skating marshals will advise.
What should I wear?
Skaters should wear sensible and comfortable clothing. Socks MUST be worn when hiring skates.
Can I bring in food and drink?
No, we do not allow food or drinks from outside to be brought into the skating sessions although water bottles are allowed and we are happy to refill water bottles with tap water in our Café if required.
Food, Drinks & Snacks are available in our Moosehead Café.
Should I skate if I have a health condition?
No. If you’re not sure, you shouldn’t skate. We highly recommend that you do not take part in Roller Skating if you are pregnant or suffer from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, brittle bones, joint injuries or any other condition that could be aggravated by a skating injury.
Are Heelies or Scooters allowed on the rink?
No, only roller skates are permitted on the rink.