Ice Skating & Skateboarding in Oxford
Whether you are a novice or looking for a new challenge test out your new skills at one of four skate parks across the city are Fettiplace Recreation Ground, Meadow Lane Recreation Ground, Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park and Fry’s Hill Park, Blackbird Leys. The Skate parks are free to use and open all day, every day.
Each park is uniquely designed and offer ramps, rails, slopes and flat areas. You can learn to skateboard with Oxford Wheels at Meadow Lane Oxford Wheels Project and Oxford City Council are offering weekly skateboard coaching sessions at Meadow Lane skatepark for young people.
The sessions provide you with a solid foundation in street skating and park skating skills that will build your confidence to ride ramps, bowls and street obstacles. As well as skating with your mates you can enjoy some food and chill out!
It’s been some time now since Oxford University and City Council fenced off the bits of central Oxford frequented by adventurous skaters. Whilst Oxford has a number of good, designated skateparks, the desirability and scarcity of new land to build on in the city means that they are frequently threatened with development – thereby making the cause of finding/protecting skateparks into a campaigning issue.
Pretty much all you need to know about skating in Oxford, the locations of Oxford’s skate parks, current pro-skating campaigns and issues and more can be found on the website of Oxford Wheels Project (OWP) – a volunteer-run registered charity established in 1996 with the aim of providing free skateboarding facilities in Oxford after the council removed existing facilities without providing alternatives.
The ice rink is right in the heart of Oxford, just a 10 minute walk from Oxford City centre and railway station. The rink offers fun for all ages and abilities, from general skating, disco, family and mother & toddler sessions to skate training and ice hockey.
Oxford Figure Ice Skating Club is a self-funded organisation run by a voluntary committee, with a current membership of 48 skaters with ages ranging from 8 to 18 years. The club is an affiliated member of NISA, the governing body for ice skating in the UK.
The Oxford Wheels Project is a registered charity working towards building permanent wheels based sports facility for the city of Oxford. Established way back in 1997 the charity set out to provide a decent, free facility for young people to ride. Oxford Wheels Project is a registered charity that provides free facilities for skateboarding, BMX and graffiti.