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Derby Christmas Ice Rink

Ice Rink, Market Place

Get directions to Ice Rink, Market Place

Fri 29 Nov 2013 - Sun 5 Jan

Tickets: £6 - £8 More price information

Running Time: 50 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

Most tickets cost more when booked via telephone or in person at box office. See our Ts & Cs for details.

About the event

Whether out with a group of friends, on a romantic date, or spending time as a family, the Derby Christmas Ice Rink will be one of the coolest destinations in Derby this Christmas.

A fabulous festive treat! Why not combine a skating session with one of our Christmas shows?

Skate Aids

Don’t worry if you're new to the ice, this year we have some skate aids to help keep you on your feet. The Skate aids come in three different varieties, a metal frame skate aid and a penguin skate aid (both for individual use) and the larger ‘banana skate aids’ which the whole family can use.

Additional charges apply for use of the skating aids.

Live entertainment every Saturday

CQ Saturdays - Knickerbocker Glorious: Sat 30 Nov, 7, 14, 21 Dec

Salvation Army Band: Sat 1, 7, 14, 21 Dec, 10am - 2pm

St Edmund's Handbells: Fri 6 Dec

Hip Hop and Ice: Sat 7 Dec, 6pm - 9pm. Free event - special skating price £15.50

Reindeer: Sat 7 Dec

Santa's Grotto: Sat 7, Sat 14, Sun 15, Fri 20 - Mon 23 Dec, 11am - 4.30pm, £3.50. Please note due to strong winds and unforseen circumstances the Santa's Grotto will not be open on Sat 7 Dec. We apologise for any disappointment.

Ice Sculpture: Sat 14 Dec

Good Time Band: Fri 13 and 20 Dec

Birds of Prey: most Saturdays between Sat 7 - Sat 28 Dec

Hire out the Ice Rink

Hire out the whole ice rink for an hour anytime from 9am from as little as £250. Contact box office for availability and prices.

Ice Skating Lessons

This year we are offering beginner skating lessons (40 minutes) with our experienced skaters who work at the rink.

One to one: £20 + standard admission price

2 - 4 people: £15 + standard admission price

Book at the rink on the day or in advance by emailing or calling Showplace Events on 07867 452684.


Christmas Arts & Craft Fair

Thu 5 - Tue 31 Dec

A range of independant crafters selling unique creations, from clothes to decorative items and country preserves to luxury chocolates, all created by registered artisans.


Supported by The Cathedral Quarter

Prices & Offers

£6 - £8

Concessions: £5 - £7

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.

Hire out the Ice Rink

Hire out the whole ice rink for an hour anytime from 9am from as little as £250. Contact box office for availability.

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