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Published December 11th 2017
Get your ice skates on this Christmas
Is there anything more in line with the Christmas spirit than Ice Skating. This is one extremely enjoyable way to embrace the cold weather in Manchester. Wrap up warm, get your skates on and visit the popular Manchester Ice Rinks for a perfect winter activity.
Cathedral Gardens is one location for Ice Skating in Manchester (Image:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_Gardens)
This year, there are two locations to enjoy the ice skating fun. The first is Cathedral Gardens where there is a glittery ice rink to enjoy. The second location is a brand new Manchester Ice Rink near Deansgate Locks. Both locations are in the city centre so it is a perfect activity when you are visiting central Manchester.
The Ice Rink in Cathedral Gardens is only five minutes from Victoria Train Station making it a perfect place for visitors to the city. Beginners are welcome as staff are able to help you as you step onto the ice and attempt to glide. This is the perfect family friendly activity over the holidays. Why not do something different and take a break from the bustling Christmas shopping crowds. The Ice Rink at Cathedral Gardens is open from 4th November 2017 to 7th January 2018 so there is plenty of time to visit over Christmas and New Year. It can be hard to find winter activities but this one is fun for all the family, you can test your skills and have fun doing something different.
Address: City Centre, Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, M4 3BG
The second and new location is at First Street by Deansgate Locks. This ice rink opened on the 16th November and is the place to skate until 23rd December so make sure you don't miss out and visit before Christmas. Here you can have a go at ice skating and then enjoy the food and drink on offer plus different entertainment. This really is a great place day or night as there is so much to do. There are discounts for students and offers on restaurants around the Ice Rink, so why not make a day or night of it and go skating then enjoy a discounted meal. First Street Ice Rink is open until 23rd December 2017. Tickets can be booked online or in person this is one place you won't want to miss.
Address: Manchester Ice Rink, Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester, M15 4FN Box Office: 0161 820 9718
Opening hours: Monday -Sunday: 3pm-9pm
Tickets: Adult: £13 ( £1 fees) * £1 from each ticket donated to charity
Child: £11 ( £1 fees)
Ice Skating is a perfect winter activity and these two locations in Manchester City Centre offer family friendly and budget friendly fun. Why not give it a go and if you haven't tried it again it might be a new, exciting event to try. Take a break from Christmas shopping and do something new.