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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena

Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ

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About this venue

The world famous Ice Arena is the oldest purpose built ice theatre in the world (as recorded in the Guinness Book of Records), and is the home of the world famous Hot Ice show. The venue is open daily for ice skating and other activities.

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Introduction

Introduction

Opening Times

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Parking (Watson Road)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue on Watson Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a step up to the parking payment machine.
    • The height to the highest function is 150cm.
    • There are also car parks located at Balmoral Road, Ocean Boulevard and Bond Street.

Access Point (Watson Road)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Watson Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Watson Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Watson Road.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are four similar doors adjacent to each other.

Conservatory

  • The conservatory is situated to the left as you enter from the Watson Road entrance.
  • The doors are double, open towards you (pull) and are permanently held open when in use.
  • This building is used for a variety of purposes.
  • It is sometimes used as a box office.
  • It is also used as a reception area for guests when events are taking place.

Outside Access (Blackpool Pleasure Beach Internal Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Skate Hire

  • The skate hire counter is located to the left of the box office.
  • There are turnstiles to access the skate hire counter.
  • The turnstiles are 38cm wide.
  • The height of the counter is 110cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located along the back row.
  • Wheelchairs are left with you.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit next to you.
  • It is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow a wheelchair, please contact a member of staff.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • There are medium steps without handrails to reach the tiered seating.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The restaurant is located beyond Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are theatre seating.
  • Comments View
    • There are six sets of similar stairs.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the stage, to the left.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 190cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Blackpool Pleasure Beach internal entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is keen to stress that they will accomodate any wheelchair user with access into the building and have stewards on duty to assist.