Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink 2023
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Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink 2023

Until Sun 31 Dec 2023

Location: Ice Rink, Market Place, Derby

Running Time: 45 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

Standing Event

About the event

Join us for some festive fun and take a dash around Derby’s own real ice rink. Proving a popular choice last Christmas, the glittering ice rink will be back in Derby’s Market Place.

Whether you’re the next Torvill and Dean or you’re just trying to stay on your feet, there is no better way to get in the Christmas mood than strutting (skating) your stuff around the ice. Followed by a steamy hot chocolate or warming mulled wine. It’s the perfect Christmas time treat. The covered Ice Rink has a viewing platform and windows. Spectators can join in the fun by relaxing amongst the twinkling lights and listening to the festive playlist.

Adults and children of all abilities can enjoy whizzing around on the ice in our hourly sessions, with prices including skate hire. New for this year sit-on skate aids will be free to borrow for those feeling a bit wobbly on the ice. Available on a first come first served basis.

After your skate why not visit our on site food vendors.  From delicious loaded fries and german sausages to endulgent crepes and waffles.  Enjoy your food in the warmth of the tipi with a glass of mulled wine.

 

Smooth Radio Night

Head down to the ice rink for the Smooth Radio Night in aid of Make Some Noise on Saturday 9th December and enjoy a special party night feel with a Smooth Radio playlist and giveaways, all hosted by Smooth Radio DJ Gareth Evans.

Age Guidance

An adult must always accompany and supervise under 12s skaters on the ice. 12- to 14-year-olds must have a parent or guardian observing from the sides.

We strongly advise that all skaters taking part in the general skate sessions be over 5 years old however, 4-year-olds can go onto the ice during general skate sessions.

Toddler sessions are strictly for ages 5 and under and their parents or guardians.

Accessibility

Skate aids will be free to borrow and are available on a first-come first served basis. The Ice Rink is accessible for individuals who use a wheelchair.

Skater Claus sessions

Sun 10 & 17 Dec 10am & 11am
Wed 20 & Thu 21 Dec, 12 noon & 1pm
Fri 22 Dec, 10am & 11am & 2pm & 3pm
Sat 23 Dec, 10am & 11am & 5pm & 6pm
Sun 24 Dec, 10am & 11am & 4pm & 5pm

Rules and safety on the ice

1. Skate in one direction only
2. No chains of two or more
3. Don't sit or climb on the barriers
4. No smoking or drinking allowed on the rink
5. Children under 12 years of age to be accompanied by an adult (1 Adult per 5 Children)
6. Anybody under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not permitted on the rink.
7. No speed skating
8. Only Ice Skates are allowed on the skating surface (unless a wheelchair is being pushed)
9. Derby City Council reserves the right to refuse entry or remove persons on the rink entirely at their discretion.
10. Customers are advised to wear gloves.
11. Mobile phones are not permitted on the ice.
12. Bags are not premitted on the ice, customers can leave them in the seating area at their own risk.

DISCLAIMER: Skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of the inherent risk of skating and enter the skating rink entirely at their own risk, risks include but are not limited to the following:
1. Injuries resulting from the collision or contact with other skaters.
2. Injuries resulting from falls 
Derby City Council accepts no liability for injuries that may occur.
Additional safety equipment is available to hire/buy.

Prices & Offers

£10 - £8.50

Concessions: £7.50 - £0

Click Buy Tickets to see what concessions are available for this event, and for more price information and availability. Children 12 months and over require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Proof of entitlement to concession may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the event.

Offers

Take advantage of one of the following great offers for this event.

Groups £1 off

Groups of 4+ £1 off Standard TicketsAdd 4 tickets to your basket and save £1 off the standard ticket price.

Standard tickets only
Must be in the same transaction
Does not apply to Toddler only sessions

Groups £2 off

Groups of 25+ £2 off Standard TicketsAdd 25 or more tickets to your basket and save £2 off the standard ticket price.

Standard tickets only
Must be in the same transaction
Does not apply to Toddler only sessions

Groups £3 off

Groups of 50+ £3 off Standard TicketsAdd 50 or more tickets to your basket and save £3 off the standard ticket price.

Standard tickets only
Must be in the same transaction
Does not apply to Toddler only sessions

If you hold a membership subscription you may be eligible for discounts. Log in and these will be applied to your order automatically.

Reviews

“We left with an afterglow that the cold couldn’t cut! Overall, a magical and memorable day out for the whole family! Christmas has officially started!”
What's Good To Do (whatsgoodtodo.com)

"The younder ones enjoyed whizzing round the ice with the help of a 2ft penguin skate aid, some slightly taller polar bears and some excellent yellow aids that enabled the smallest ones to be seated... whilst the adults demonstrated a variety of skill level!"
Lots for Tots Derbyshire