Manchester Ice Rink at First Street
First Street is the perfect place to soak up the Christmas atmosphere in Manchester
Manchester Ice Rink is back on 16th November 2018 right up to January 6th 2019 and better than ever in our new home in First Street, near Deansgate Locks, Manchester Central Convention Centre, the legendary Hacienda, between Deansgate and Oxford Road stations… Welcome to First Street – The perfect festive activity where friends, family and loved ones can skate under the stars while enjoying a wide variety of food and attractions in one exciting location.
Manchester Ice Rink welcomes all ages and ability of skaters, whether you’re a pro or a first timer, you will be sure to enjoy the experience in this stunning location. The 300sqm of real ice can hold up to 100 skaters. Sessions last for 45 minutes and we advise that skaters arrive 15 to 20 minutes before their session to get their skates on.
You don’t need to be worried if you haven’t skated before as there is a handrail right around all sides of the rink for your safety. The Manchester Ice Rink experienced team of Ice Marshals will only be too pleased to offer assistance and advice on how to enjoy your skating.
There is no separate kiddies rink due to space restrictions but the family focused sessions are the first three sessions of the day when all the skating penguins are on the ice and the staff will also provide hands on assistance.
Food, Drink and More
Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite to eat between meetings, enjoying a leisurely lunch with friends or treating yourself to a midweek cocktail or craft beer, First Street’s restaurants and bars offer some of Manchester’s best places to eat and drink and all have Special Offers for ice rink customers.
Worker Bee Markets will join us on Wednesday 5th, 12th and 19th December. Curated by Clare Simpson, the market stalls bring together Manchester-made artisan talent – offering handmade crafts, jewellery, unique food gifts, decorations and treats. Open from 12 noon until 6pm each day.
First Street sits between two major routes into the city and is closely connected to the rest – take the Medlock Street junction off the A57. There is car parking on site at Q-Park First Street and there is a 15% discount for all ice rink customers parking there – just enter the Code ICEMCR15 when booking online. Please note that this offer is only available in advance online.
Manshester Ice Rink in London Road is easy to get to by train, tram or bus too, check out our Find Us page for details.
People with disabilities are welcome at Manchester Ice Rink.
The new ice rink arena is accessible to wheelchair users and there is a ramp in place for you to gain access to the ice rink. The Ice Marshalls and staff are available to assist you if needed.
If you do have any special requirements do try to let the team know in advance by calling us on 0161 8209718, or through our contact form and we will do everything in our power to assist you.