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Simply Skate Arena

Eastwood Trading Estate, Chesterton Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1SU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a roller skating rink, roller hockey rink, parry room, café, bar and a shop.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is used by BIPHA (The British Inline Puck Hockey Association) for league, national and international games.

Opening Times (Public Skating Sessions)

  • Monday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 19:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Comments View
    • School Holidays - Additional Morning Sessions;
    • Monday - Friday 11:00-16:00.
    • The venue is available outside of the published opening times for private parties.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Rotherham Central.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front and to the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 237cm x 450cm (7ft 9in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays are not clearly marked but are clearly signposted.
    • These bays are on a slope.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Reception (Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Skating Shop

  • The shop is in front of you as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The shop door is 6m from the main entrance.
  • The door is single, heavy and opens away from you (push).
  • The door width is 76cm.
  • There is ample space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre within the shop.

Roller Skating Rink

  • There are 2 roller skating rinks.
  • The roller skating rink surveyed is ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
  • There is a double gate to the roller skating rink.
  • The gates open towards you (pull).
  • The gates are heavy.
  • The width of the gate is 187cm.

Entrance (Café)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the roller skating rink.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm.

Eating and Drinking (Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the rear right of the venue.
  • 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.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • The standard height for tables is 68cm.
  • 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 wall 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 not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the roller skating rink.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar standard male changing room available.
    • The standard changing room surveyed was changing room 1.
    • There is a standard toilet in each of the standard changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Multi-Purpose)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the roller skating rink.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located ahead and to the right as you enter from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the baby change is 109cm.
    • This room can be used as a female changing room when required.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the bar and a party area.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar staircase at the rear of the venue.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the top of the stairs.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 38cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the multi-purpose standard changing room, to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 178cm (3ft 11in x 5ft 10in).
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • 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 right of the venue as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main 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 of the venue as you enter.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassy areas close to the venue.