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  • Event Overview
    • Vertical Influences – Le Patin Libre

      Get up close and personal with the Canadian collective reinventing ice skating.  

      As part of Dance Umbrella’s mission to celebrate 21st century choreography, iconoclastic ice skaters

      Le Patin Libre come to Ally Pally Ice Rink. In this specially commissioned double bill they share their signature mix of movement, wit, speed and grace.  Le Patin Libre (Free Skate) is a five-strong collective of prize-winning skaters who are creating a new kind of ice dancing, way beyond the confines of traditional figure skating.

      Having started out performing on frozen ponds and canals in their hometown of Montreal, the company now come to London to present a full-length evening of work. In influences the performers play with how our body language can influence others, even with just a casual glance. In the second piece Vertical, audiences are invited to view the artists up close, with seating on the ice (dress warmly…).

      “The anti-Dancing on Ice” TIME OUT

      A Dance Umbrella and National Arts Centre, Canada commission.
      In partnership with Sadler’s Wells and their home away from home Ally Pally.


      Pre-skate Cheap Skate!

      Planning to see Le Patin Libre? Why not have a spin on the ice before the first show? Special discounted Dance Umbrella Skate and Show tickets are available each night just in time for Halloween.



  • Event Information
    • Where

      The Ice Rink


      31st - 31st October


      Date Doors open Event Start time Event Finish time
      31st October 2014 18:00 18:30 19:30
      31st October 2014 20:00 20:30 21:30


      Ticket Advance( + booking fees)
      Adult £18.00 + booking fee
      Concession £15.00 + booking fee
      Show, Halloween party and skate ADULT £28.00 + booking fee
      Show, Halloween party and skate CONCESSION £25.00 + booking fee
      Early bird preview ticket £10.00 + booking fee


      Organiser: Dance Umbrella
      Telephone: 0844 412 4300

  • Tickets
    • Where do I buy tickets?

       You can buy your tickets directly from Dance Umbrella's website here
      or directly at Sadlers Wells box office here 
      or call 0844 412 4300

      For Accessible and wheel chair tickets please email

      For all ticket enquiries please contact your ticket provider. 

      Ticket collections

      If you have received an email confirmation from your ticket provider you can collect your tickets from Sadlers Wells box office and Alexandra Palace Ice rink box office. Please allow some extra time to collect your tickets as this can take a few minutes and we do not want you to miss any of the event.

      I have not received my e-confirmation or tickets, what should I do?

      Please contact the ticket provider or outlet that you made your purchase through as they will need to send you a confirmation. Ally Pally is not sellign tickets directly for this show therefore we can not check your purchase or find your records if you turn up. To gain entry to the event you need an e-confirmation or ticket.

  • Directions/Journey Planner
    • Journey Planner


      Situated between Muswell Hill & Wood Green, Alexandra Palace is well served by all forms of public transport and is easy to reach by underground, road, rail & air.

      BY SAT NAV

      Postcode: N22 7AY

      1500 complimentary parking spaces (first come first served)

      BY TUBE

      Wood Green is the nearest underground station on the Piccadilly Line. Exit Wood Green Station turn left, cross the road and to bus stop F to pick up the W3 bus up the hill to Alexandra Palace.

      BY RAIL

      Alexandra Palace has its own British Rail Station, fittingly called Alexandra Palace Station. It is located at the Wood Green entrance to the Park. A regular train service runs direct from Moorgate or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.

      BY BUS

      Take the W3 bus from outside the station to the main Palm Court entrance. Some shows offer a free shuttle bus service from both Wood Green and Alexandra Palace stations check on the page of your event to find out more.

      BY AIR

      From Heathrow Airport, take the Piccadilly Line directly to Wood Green Station.

      From Gatwick Airport an express takes you direct to Victoria Station, then take the Piccadilly Line direct to Wood Green Station.

      Disabled parking

      There are dedicated accessible bays in the Gove Car park (250yard walk up a slight hill) and the East Car Park at the Ice Rink end of the building.

      There is a drop off point outside the Palm Court Entrance via the west slip road where staff will assist with directions.


      By Air

      From Heathrow Airport, take the Piccadilly Line directly to Wood Green Station.

      From Gatwick Airport an express takes you direct to Victoria Station, then take the Piccadilly Line direct to Wood Green Station.

      Getting home

      Please note that the last tube from Wood Green Station leaves around midnight and the last train from Alexandra Palace Station leaves around
      Midnight. It is worth checking the last train times for your event date at

      Pre book your taxi to and from the Palace
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