There is nothing more Christmasey than getting wrapped up and going Ice Skating in the cold. We took our three children Ice Skating last year aged 8,7 and 2 and they all loved it and can't wait to go again. Here are some locations around Manchester this year to give it a go:
Manchester Ice Rink 11th Nov to 8th Jan
London Road Fire Station, London Road ,Manchester, M1 2PH
Since 2013, Manchester Ice Rink has been providing the premium ice skating experience in the city have previously hosted the rinks at Spinningfields and New Bailey. This year they bring their offering to The Winter Gathering where you can skate underneath the stars in the stunning London Road courtyard.
Buy Tickets Online and book your slot. Adults £15 Child £12
Selfridges Ice Rink 13th Nov to 4th Jan
Outside intu Trafford Centre
Whether it's a romantic date, night out with friends or simply a cup of hot chocolate as you watch others take to the ice - our covered Ice Rink is the destination for a truly magical festive experience. The Selfridges Ice Rink, which holds 120 skaters, is truly a winter wonderland taking its cue from Selfridges' Christmas 'Storytelling' theme featuring rich forest greens and sparkling gold bringing the magic of enchantment and fairy tales to life. The bespoke covered ice rink guarantees a great skate whatever the weather while the hot drinks will ensure everyone stays warm and cosy.
Buy Tickets Online and book your slot. Various pricing options for Peak and non Peak times. Family Tickets available.
Bolton Winter Festival 10th Dec to 8th Jan
Bolton Town Centre, Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1SA
Get your skates on at our first ever covered ice rink on Victoria Square this Christmas, sponsored by Market Place Shopping Centre. So whether you are a regular on the ice or have never tried it before, come and have a great family day out on our fantastic ice rink. You can join in the fun from our seated viewing platform and watch friends and family make pirouettes or epic falls!
Buy Tickets Online and book your slot. Various pricing options and times, prices start from £2.50. Family tickets available.
Feel the wind in your hair as you whip down our terrific 55 metre snow slide, sponsored by The University of Bolton. The dry slope snow-tubing slide is so much fun you will want to go on it more than once! With all tickets at just £2 and only £5 for three rides you’re sure to come back for more.
Buy Ticket Online to book you slot. There is also a Skate and Slide ticket option.
Silver Blades Altrincham All year round
Oakfield Road, Station Site, Altrincham, WA15 8EW
If you get the Ice Skating bug this Christmas you can skate all year round at Silver Blades. They have clubs, parties, lessons and loads to get involved in.
They have public skate times each day and a cheap skate option, see all details here.
Details on the Manchester Christmas Markets are here.