Corona protocol

This winter Schaatsbaan Rotterdam follows the guidelines of the RIVM and NOC*NSF for a safe sports environment. The following measures and rules regarding Covid-19 are based on the latest press conference and the latest protocol for safe sports of the NOC*NSF.
Please note: changes may be made to this protocol.

Corona protocol for safe ice skating at Schaatsbaan Rotterdam

Please note: the protocol below is based on the measures as announced on September, 29th. We have taken note of the new measures applicable from 14 October 2020, 22.00 o'clock. We are currently awaiting the protocol for sports of NOC*NSF and will announce the corona protocol for Schaatsbaan Rotterdam as soon as possible.

Are you coming to skate this winter? For your safety and that of other visitors, there are some rules you have to follow at Schaatsbaan Rotterdam. Based on the latest updates from the RIVM and the NOC*NSF, Schaatsbaan Rotterdam has put some measures in place so everyone can enjoy the best ice of Rotterdam in a safe way! You can read all the measures below.
Please note: this protocol is subject to change. 

Basic rules
  • Always keep 1.5 m. distance from each other next to the ice (provided you come from the same household).
  • At all times follow the routes, guidelines and directions at the complex of Schaatsbaan Rotterdam. 
  • Do you have any complaints? Stay at home and get tested.
  • Go home immediately when complaints arise during skating, such as a cold, sneezing, sore throat, coughing and/or shortness of breath.
  • Do you have to cough or sneeze? Do this in your elbow.
  • Don't shake hands and avoid physical contact.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Do this before and after your visit to Schaatsbaan Rotterdam.
  • Avoid crowded spots.
  • Get dressed at home. Dressingrooms are closed for the time being.
  • Cheering, screaming or encouraging with loud voices is not allowed.
  • In case of violation of any of the above rules, employees of Schaatsbaan Rotterdam have the right to send visitors home.

  • Always follow the instructions that are visibly displayed, such as walking route, guidelines, etc.
  • Always follow the instructions of the staff of Schaatsbaan Rotterdam.

Health check
  • Prior to your visit, do the health check and answer the triage questions at the entrance. 
  • If you answer all questions with 'No', you are welcome at Schaatsbaan Rotterdam!
  • If you answer at least one question with 'Yes', we urge you to go home immediately and go in self quarantine for 10 days.

Registration required
  • Cooperate with the registration of attendance data if requested.
  • If you are unable or unwilling to leave your details (name, telephone number and/or e-mail address) at the entrance, you will unfortunately not be granted access to Schaatsbaan Rotterdam.
  • Explanation of the registration obligation: Visitors are required to make a reservation and to leave contact details, so that a quick response can be made in case of an infection. These details will be stored for a maximum of 14 days. After that we destroy the personal data. Our privacy statement applies to the collection of these data.
Rules during ice skating
  • Gloves are mandatory on the ice.
  • On the ice, all visitors, regardless of age, are allowed to have contacts belonging to the sport (long track and marathon skaters are allowed to skate "in trains" again, there are no restrictions for overtaking, synchronized riding and ice dancing is allowed).
  • Only use your own equipment. If not possible, use disinfectants.
  • Employees will clean rental skates. We advise visitors to bring their own protective covers for feet.
Measures next to the ice and on the Winter Square
  • After skating, you immediately look for a seat. Visitors are obliged to remain seated when they are not skating.
  • Give each other space; keep a distance of 1.5 m.
  • Children under the age of 18 are not obliged to keep their distance.
  • Keep to the walking route on the terrain when using toilet, restaurant, foodtrucks, etc.

Additional measures, such as reservations for days and times and ticket sales, will be announced through the website and social media in the coming weeks. 


Do you have a question about the measures mentioned above at Schaatsbaan Rotterdam? Feel free to contact us via or via the green button in your screen ⇲.