Cathedral Quarter Ice Rink

part of Festive Derby

Thu 29 Feb 2024 plus 0 other dates

Location: Derby Market Place

Running Time: 1 hour - approximate, including any interval(s).

Standing Event

About the event

The Ice Rink is back for 2022 as part of Festive Derby.

Nothing says Christmas more than a spin around an ice rink followed by a hot chocolate or mulled wine. Whether you’re looking for some festive family fun, a work’s Christmas party with a difference or an activity with friends, our ice rink is a great option.

Strut (or skate) your stuff on our real ice rink, covered to protect you from the elements, but with a viewing platform and windows so that 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. Skate aids will be free to borrow and are available on a first come first served basis.

Age Guidance

Under 12s skaters must always be accompanied and supervised by an adult 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 Under 5s and their parents or guardians. 

Themed sessions

Our rink will play host to various themed sessions with hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s and dressing up is in order in our family superhero and fancy dress sessions, as well as a Christmas and New Year’s Eve party.


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.

Market Place

The Market Place will also feature the performance venue which hosts the Babbling Vagabonds The Christmas Toy Shop Mystery show throughout Dec.

Rules and Safety on the Ice

  • Obey the stewards  
  • Listen for announcements  
  • Be considerate of other skaters  
  • Ensure skates are fastened securely  
  • Wear appropriate clothing  
  • Skate in an anti-clockwise direction 


You must not

  • Climb over or sit on the barriers  
  • Skate at an excessive speed  
  • Endanger the safety of others  
  • Eat or drink on the ice  
  • Drop litter on the ice  
  • Smoke or use e-cigarettes  
  •  Skate in a chain of more than two skaters  
  • Wear clothing that restricts vision  
  • Carry anyone on the ice  
  • Carry bags or wear headphones on the ice 
  • Chip, throw or spray ice  
  • Use mobile phones on the ice  
  • No spins or jumps during public sessions 

Prices & Offers

£8.50 - £7

Concessions: £6.50 - £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.