Ice Rink

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The Ice Rink has become a well-loved addition to the Cathedral’s Christmas experience. Situated in the centre of the thriving Christmas Market it provides a great spectacle for visitors as well as incredible views for skaters. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Ice Rink and some exciting developments are taking shape.

About the ice rink

Our real ice rink can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. We have a team of trained ice stewards who ensure that our rink is safe and well maintained. Ice skating sessions last for 1 hour – this includes time to fit your skates so expect to have approximately 50 minutes on the ice. Free skate hire is included in the ticket price.

Opening times

The ice rink will be open from 18 November 2016 to 2 January 2017

Open every day (excluding Christmas Day): 10am, 11.00am, 12.00 noon, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm


Ticket Type Price
Adult £10.95
Child 4 – 7 £6.50
Child 8 – 18 £8.95
Family Ticket £35
School Group 25+
school skating recommendations
£6 per child
Groups 15+ 10% discount applied to booking
Student £8.95
Senior £8.95
Parent/Guardian and Toddler Parent/Guardian £8.95, one toddler free per adult*
Exclusive Use £1200 (morning sessions Mon-Fri until 9 Dec)
£1600 (afternoon sessions Mon-Fri until 9 Dec)
£1900 (weekend and all sessions after 9 Dec)


*Tiny Tots sessions, for parents/guardians and under 4 year olds, take place at 10am Mon-Fri until 9 December.

Booking fees:
A booking fee of 75p per ticket (capped at £5 per transaction) is payable for all online transactions. Booking over the phone incurs a booking fee of £1 per ticket (capped at £5 per transaction)

All prices quoted are subject to availability.

Tickets are available from 1 September 2016 from the Cathedral Box Office or call 01962 857 276.

Corporate bookings

We welcome groups to the ice rink and can offer exclusive use of the rink for groups of up to 180 people. We can also offer a range of catering packages and venue hire.

Email our Catering Team or call 01962 857 258 to find out more and discuss your requirements.

Fun skate penguins

We will have 20 Fun Skate Penguins available for hire. They will not be bookable in advance and are sold on a first come first served basis. Penguin’s are hired out at the management’s discretion and may not be available on certain sessions. The Penguins are designed for children under 10 years of age and as a “fun” item and not an aid to skating. A height restriction of up to 120 cm applies.

Find out more

View our Christmas gallery
Experience the Christmas Market and ice rink through a selection of Christmas images

Christmas parties and corporate events
We offer a range of venues for Christmas parties and events