Festive ice rink returns to Cathedral Gardens – and it’s twice the size

Photo: Georgie Glass
This year’s venue will be nearly double the size of previous years, with a reduced daily capacity - meaning more space for skating
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Last winter’s popular Skate Manchester ice rink attraction sadly had to be postponed due to Tier 3 restrictions.

But this winter, a flurry of frozen fun is coming to Cathedral Gardens once again with the return of Skate Manchester next month.

Skate Manchester, located at Cathedral Gardens, will offer an enchanting atmosphere for couples, families and groups looking for festive fun whilst protecting visitors from all the elements with a spectacular covered ice-rink. 

Committed to an industry Gold Standard of care for visitors, this year’s venue will be nearly double the size of previous years with a reduced daily capacity, meaning more space for skating, more fun and even more memories to be made.

Photo: Georgie Glass

Skate Manchester marks the second round of celebrations at Cathedral Gardens after hosting Scare Skate from 22nd October to 31st October, with ghosts and ghouls taking over the Spooktacular rink in celebration of Halloween.

“We’ve gone all out to ensure Skate Manchester is a celebration of winter 2021 to remember,” says Rob Derry, ice director at Arena, the international event business which coordinates the event.

“After last year’s lockdown Christmas period and off the back of the huge success of Scare Skate 2021, we’re excited to be bringing in Christmas 2021 in true family festive spirit.

Photo: Georgie Glass

“Whether it’s indoor or outdoor, we’re prepared for all the elements meaning a magical experience can be created for all, no matter the weather!”

Skate Manchester is open at Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG from Monday 1st November 2021 from 12pm to Monday 3rd January until 9pm with the last skating session at 8pm.  Closed Christmas Day. Tickets are available now, with prices starting at £13 for adults and £11 for children. Family tickets from £41 (based on two adults and two children, or one adult and three children). Skate aids are available to hire at £5 each. Season passes are available at £265 for adults and £230 for children. For more information and to book tickets, visit skatemanchester.com.

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