Scare Skate

Our rink is open before Hallowe’en this year, so we will be kicking off our Winter Season with a Scare Skate. Our spooky skate path will lead you around a truly terrifying (ok, tiny bit scary) monster! Channel your inner ghost or ghoul and come enjoy an icy spook fest!

You can book online in advance or at our ticket office (card only) – you can find prices and check availability here. As you can imagine, tickets sell fast, so book in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.

Feel free to join in the fun and wear your scariest fancy dress on the ice!

Got a question? We’ve got loads of advice and information on our FAQs and Blog but please get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, again!

Think twinkling lights, the smell of gingerbread, Christmas songs playing on repeat and, of course, the sound of skates swishing across the ice…

Skate Manchester is back, and we are delighted to welcome you onto the ice for another Winter season. Our stunning outdoor ice rink will be in the heart of the city at Cathedral Gardens, from 21 October 2022 until 2 January 2023.

This year we have a brand-new ice path allowing you to skate around our beautiful Christmas tree, surely it can’t get more festive than that!

Our covered rink has a roof, allowing you to enjoy the ice, whatever the weather, so you can skate without the (distinct) possibility of getting soaked in a sudden, very British, downpour!

How to find us

You’ll find us at

The Cathedral Gardens,
Greater Manchester,
M4 3BG.


Public Transport

We are within a minute’s walk of Manchester Victoria Station.

Multiple train providers have services running to Manchester Victoria including: TransPennine Express and Northern Rail.

There are also a number of local bus services which run close to Cathedral Gardens – you can find more on bus and train routes here: LINK


If you’re coming by car, there is parking available in Chapel Street or near Manchester Victoria Station. Disabled parking is located at Todd Street (just outside Victoria Station) and there are more than 130 disabled parking spaces available in the nearby NCP car parks (Exchange, Arena, High Street and Shudehill).

Book now