Sweep, slide, dip and glide!


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

Get in the festive spirit with Skate Manchester as we’re delighted to welcome you back onto the ice for this winter season. Our outdoor ice rink will be in the heart of the city at Cathedral Gardens, open from the 27th of October until the 2nd of January 2024. Everyone is welcome, bring your loved ones and book your session for a winter wonderland journey on ice.

Glide through our ice path and admire the glorious Christmas tree right on the rink, surely it can’t get any more festive than that!

Rain or shine we’re open! Our covered ice rink allows you to enjoy your skating experience whatever the weather, so you can skate without the (distinct) possibility of getting soaked in a sudden, very British downpour!

Scare Skate

Strap on your boots for this year’s Scare Skate! Join us for the spooky skating extravaganza and get ready for a frightfully delightful Halloween experience at our ice rink.

Book your slot online today here, be quick as tickets sell fast. Use the limited-time code SCARESKATE for 10% off your ticket and book in advance!

So, join us for a night of thrills, laughter and unforgettable fun- feel free to dress up in your best trick or treat fancy dress and we’ll see you on the ice!

Any questions? We’ve got loads of advice and information on our FAQs and blog, feel free to get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Book your tickets

Book online today and celebrate the festive season with your friends and loved ones, enjoy the enchanting atmosphere at our wonderful outdoor rink, then head off to the wonderful Christmas markets for festive treats galore!

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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.

Accessible parking

Disabled parking is located at Todd Street (just outside Victoria Station). There are more than 130 disabled parking spaces available in the nearby NCP car parks (Exchange, Arena, High Street and Shudehill).

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