Please Note
All skaters are reminded that they skate at their own risk.
Please watch our Safe Skating Video and read our Do’s and Don’t’s below.
Our Terms and Conditions are here

If you have any special access requirements or questions about these terms and conditions, please call the Box Office on 0161 820 9718. The following rules and regulations are for your safety – please ensure that you have read them before taking to the ice and listen to all instructions from our Ice Marshals or Management.


  • Do put your skates on in the skate change area – use seating provided.
  • Do keep away from the ice area when resurfacing is taking place.
  • Do skate in an anti-clockwise direction unless directed otherwise.
  • Do obey skating marshals/management.
  • Do put litter in bins provided.
  • Do ensure your skates are fitted correctly.
  • Do wear suitable attire for outdoor skating, eg gloves and thick socks.
  • Do try to keep noise levels to a an acceptable level (i.e no screaming).
  • Do bring your own skates, safety equipment or cycling helmet if you prefer.
  • Do report any accidents to a member of staff.
  • Do always listen and obey the staff’s instructions.

Do Not

  • Do not smoke anywhere at the ice rink.
  • Do not go on the ice without skates.
  • Do not litter.
  • Do not wear “hoodies” with the hood up.
  • Do not take bags, phones or cameras on the ice.
  • Do not take personal entertainment systems to be used on the ice.
  • Do not eat, drink or chew on the ice.
  • Do not play tag or any other games on the ice.
  • Do not sit or climb on the rink barrier.
  • Do not skate across the middle of the ice or against the flow of other skaters.
  • Do not skate in chains (two holding hands is allowed).
  • Do not chip, throw or spray the ice.
  • Do not carry children and infants.
  • Do not skate at excessive speed.
  • Do not skate backwards.
  • Do not stand still or gather in groups whilst on the ice.
  • Don’t spin, jump or attempt acrobatic tricks – these aren’t allowed on the rink.
  • Anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and those responsible will be asked to leave the rink with no refund given.

Please note:

  • You are required to skate in an anti-clockwise direction – however on some occasions the staff may instruct all skaters to skate in a clockwise direction. Please ensure that you are skating in the correct direction at all times.
  • Always pay attention to the skaters around you and pay special attention to skaters ahead of you as they cannot see you coming.
  • Remember that ice skating can definitely be a fun activity for the whole family, as long as the rules of safety are closely followed.
  • If you have small children or are new to skating it is best to go when the rink is less crowded. You can call us on 0161 820 9718 to find out when the rink is not as busy and choose this time to take them. Helmets are available for children but their own cycling helmet may be more comfortable if you can bring it .

Terms And Conditions


  • Skating is entirely at your own risk. The management at Manchester Ice Rink will not be responsible for any loss or injury incurred.
  • Skaters and spectators understand and agree to the following when purchasing a ticket:
  • By engaging in skating both skaters and spectators are deemed to have knowledge of, and assume the risk of skating which include but are not limited to the following:
    • Injuries that result from collision or contact with other skaters or other individuals who are on the skating surface.
    • Injuries that result from falls.
    • Injuries that involve objects or artificial structures that are within the properly intended path of travel of the skater.
  • Skaters and Spectators also agree to:
    • Maintain reasonable control of his/her speed at all times.
    • Read and abide by all the posted signs and warnings and co-operate with the Ice Staff.
    • Maintain a proper lookout to avoid other skaters, objects or conditions on the surface of the rink.
    • Accept responsibility for knowing the range of his/her abilities while on skates, and skate within the limits of that ability and as appropriate to the session on which he/she is skating.
    • Refrain from skating whilst under the influence of drugs, alcohol or other control impairing substance.
    • Leave the surface of the ice when resurfacing maintenance is taking place, when sessions end or as directed by staff.
    • Refrain from taking food and drink onto the rink surface.
    • Refrain from acting in a matter that may cause or contribute to injury of themselves or any other person.
    • Refrain from instigating or becoming involved in any type of altercations with any other skater or spectator and engaging in abusive, abrasive or disorderly conduct.
    • Not sit, climb or put feet on the barrier.
    • The team at Manchester Ice Rink hold the right to refuse entry onto the ice to anyone not complying with the above. Skaters asked to leave or who are removed from the Ice Rink area will not be refunded for their session fee if breaking this Code of Conduct