There’s no activity more fun and festive than taking a trip to the ice rink over the winter season, and here in Manchester, we’re lucky to have loads of amazing rinks to choose from. We’ve rounded up the best ice rinks in Manchester this winter, so make sure to check them out while they’re here!

Skate Manchester at Cathedral Gardens

Skate Manchester offers you the chance to skate in a truly stunning setting at a brand new clear roofed rink at Cathedral Gardens. The wintry atmosphere is sure to be incomparable as you can gaze up at the stars (and maybe even snow?) as you skate. It’s part of the Manchester Ice Village Experience, so there’s loads of other festive activities to check out while you’re there, including an Ice Tiki Bar and an Ice Cavern. The rink is open every day except Christmas Day from Fri 8 Nov until Sun 5 Jan, with adult tickets costing £12.20 and child tickets £10.20.

The Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 3BG, Tel: 0161 234 5004
Manchester Ice Rink at MediaCityUK

This new rink in Salford opens on Fri 15 Nov and sounds like it’ll be one of the coolest hang out spots this winter. It will be surrounded by up to 50 market stalls selling food and drinks and even have a seated weather-proof area where you can recover from skating. There’s also an outdoor bar, The Lodge – what better way to spend an evening than to hit the rink before grabbing a drink and soaking up the festive atmosphere? Tickets are available from £9 for pre-launch skate sessions, with adult passes costing £13 and child tickets £11. 

MediaCityUK, Side of Orange Building, Salford, M50 2HE, Tel: 0161 820 9718
Winter Funland Manchester

Winter Funland returns to Manchester this Christmas and for the first time this year there’s a real ice skating rink. Winter Funland takes place completely indoors, so you don’t need to worry about freezing on or off the rink, and there’s loads of other stuff going on, including a funfair, a circus, and live reindeers. The venue opens on Fri 6 Dec and runs until Sun 5 Jan. When it comes to ice rinks in Manchester, this place has the lot – with everything at the Winter Funland, including ice skating tickets, covered in the ticket price of £23.50 plus booking fee. 

Event City, opposite Intu Trafford Centre, Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M41 7TB
Amy Callaghan
Published on:
Sun 17 Nov 2019