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 November 3rd. 

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. 

Measures for safe skating at Schaatsbaan Rotterdam
The KNSB and NOC*NSF have drawn up new guidelines for ice rinks on the basis of the more stringent measures. We will apply these guidelines to our skating rink after they have been tested at the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Safety Region. How the virus will develop in the coming period can be guessed. In any case, we will do everything we can to ensure that our visitors can play sports in a safe way. What should that look like in general terms?

On the ice
Sports for adults are only allowed if it is possible to keep a distance of 1.5 metres and with a maximum group size of 4 people. A distance of 1.5 metres must also be kept within the group of 4 people. Make sure that groups are recognisable as such and have a good distance from other groups. Make sure that the groups of 4 sportsmen and women train as much as possible in a fixed composition and that there is as little switching between the groups as possible. This reduces the risk of infection. This means that skaters (also in a group of 4) cannot ride close to each other, not even in a train. Passing each other is allowed, but avoid contact and do not ride next to or close to each other. Children up to the age of 12 do not have to keep a distance from each other and the elderly. Children up to the age of 17 do not have to keep a distance from each other, but do have to keep a distance from people who are 18 or older. An exception to the group of a maximum of 4 persons is if they come from the same household.

Next to the ice
Also next to the ice it is mandatory to keep a distance of 1.5 meters. In order to guarantee this, walking routes will be installed on the complex. In addition, we will work with time slots and a maximum number of visitors per time slot. Reservations are therefore mandatory! This will be possible from November (subject to change, see below) via our website. At the entrance we ask all visitors of 13 years and older to do the health check.

What does this mean for ...

Subscriptions and ride tickets?
Normally we start pre-selling season tickets and ride tickets in October. Because of the current measures, the sale of these passes will be later than you are used to from us. These are expected to be on sale from mid-November. 

Ticket sales?
Tickets for the coming season are expected to be for sale from mid-November on skating rink From that moment on the time slots can also be reserved. Time slots have a start and end time! 

School skating (primary and secondary schools)?
At this moment there are no restrictions for pupils up to 18 years old. This means that school skating for primary and secondary schools is 'normal'! Per 10 pupils 1 supervisor is allowed (free of charge). More supervisors are not allowed. Accompanying persons are allowed inside, but take a seat on the designated seats next to the ice. Prior to the visit, supervisors aged 18+ must do the health check (this can be done at the entrance).

Reservations for school skating can be made via

School skating (MBO/HBO/WO)?
Pupils of the MBO/HBO/WO can skate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 16.00 - 18.00 hrs. Prior to the visit, all pupils do the health check at the entrance. During school skating, pupils always keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other on the terrain - this is not necessary on the ice. The group may not be larger than 30 people. 

Reservations for school skating can be made via

For the time being the catering is closed, but you can book a curling clinic. We hope that the measures will be relaxed in the near future. Arrangements in December, January and February can be reserved without obligation via Please do not hesitate to place an option for your company outing.


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 ⇲.