Ice Rink

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Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars with friends and family. For five weeks over the Christmas period, our Inner Close is transformed by our Christmas Market and open-air real ice rink. See how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting events.

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View our events calendar for details of this year’s event.

About the ice rink

Our open-air 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 19 November 2015 to 3 January 2016

Mon – Fri: 9.45am (from 14 Dec), 10.45am, 12.00 noon, 1.00pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm
Sat – Sun: 9.45am, 10.45am, 12.00 noon, 1.00pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm

Tiny tots sessions: Mon – Fri (19 Nov – 11 Dec) at 9.45am

Further price options and booking information

Ticket Type Off Peak Peak
Adult £8.50 £10.50
Child 4 – 7 £5 £6
Child 8 – 18 £7 £8.50
Family Ticket £28 £33
School Group 25+
school skating recommendations
£5 N/A
Adult Group 25+ N/A £8.50
Children Group 25+ N/A £7.50
Student £7 £8.50
Senior £7 £8.50
Adult 11+ (11th cheapest ticket free) N/A £10.50
Children 11+ (11th cheapest ticket free) N/A £8.50
Parent and Toddler Parents £8.50, one toddler free per adult*
Exclusive Use £1400 £1600


Off-peak sessions are as follows: Mon – Fri: 10.45am – 4.30pm inclusive, up until Fri 11 December. All other sessions outside of these times are classed as peak sessions.

*Parent & Toddler sessions are at 9.45am Monday-Friday until 11 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.

Exclusive use sessions are available Mon – Wed 8.45pm – 9.45pm
Group rate available for groups of 25 or more. However, smaller groups can benefit from our ‘buy 10 get the 11th free’ offer, available from the box office in person or by phone.

The ice rink is open come rain or shine; refunds and exchanges will not be given for inclement weather.

Tickets are now on sale from the Cathedral Box Office.

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.

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