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“Full of chavs ” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Bradford Ice Rink

Bradford Ice Rink
19 Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 0AD, England
44-1274-729-091
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Ranked #62 of 92 things to do in Bradford
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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“Full of chavs ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I visited Bradford ice rink in early January 2015, on a Saturday evening. On arrival the building looked incredibly shabby and like it could do with a lot of money invested into it. When we reached the reception area it was overcrowded with teenagers and chavs. Entry was extortionate. The reception staff were not informative at all so we had to guess where to hire the skates from.

I would not advise hiring the skates from here - full stop! The skates are incredibly worn and give you the most horrific pains in your feet, ankles and legs (adding to the unpleasant experience).

Teenagers and drunk teenagers are everywhere and incredibly inconsiderate and rude. It appears this is the congregation point for the drunken chavs not old enough to hit town yet!

The dj was good and played a good selection of music. The ice rink itself is a really good size and this place has the potential to be great if a lot of money is invested for a revamp and perhaps a more controlled environment as opposed to a chaotic one.

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English first
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“Rink great - facilities in the 80s!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went today and paid £16 for 2 of us which wasnt bad for 2.5 hours. The ice rink is nice, changing room staff are friendly and they have lockers behind the counter for 50p which is okay! The toilets were disguisting, they def need checking more! I didnt sit on the benches or use the cafe but the surroundings haven't changed since the 90s when i came when i was younger! All in all i would return, just not use the toilets and keep skating the whole time!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Good Ice rink but the building needs a refurb”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Bradford Ice Rink opened in January 1966 and at the time it was quoted as ‘The finest rink in the world’ but now just needs a refurb!! The ice rink itself is a good rink.

Visited February 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Lift out of order never been so cold in my life”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went to watch Grand children in ice skating competitions. Wood seats so uncomfortable. Could see my own breath in the air it was so so cold. Not very clean either

Visited February 2015
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“Needs a refurb”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Loved this place as a kid however no effort has been made to tidy this place up. The skating arena is fine but everywhere else has never been changed.

This is somewhere to visit when people come to Bradford but for the price it costs for a family to get in, it's just not worth it!!

Visited January 2015
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