Glide across our 30m x 20m real ice rink and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with family, friends or loved ones. We have over 500 pairs of skates, suitable for all sizes from even the very young, and skate hire is included in the ticket price.
Here’s all you need to know about Manchester’s new authentic skating experience:-
Whereabouts is the ice rink located?
The ice rink will be located adjacent to the Golf Centre within Heaton Park. It can be accessed from Middleton Road opposite Sainsbury’s. For more information and directions click here.
When is the grand opening?
Skate The Park will come to life on Saturday 9th November. Keep updated via our Twitter page for all the latest developments and to find out what will be happening on the day. The rink will not be a permanent fixture in Heaton Park but will be around until Sunday 12th January 2014 – so plenty of time to visit and enjoy!
How do I purchase tickets?
Skating sessions are available to pre-book now! You can book sessions via our booking system or in person at Heaton Park Golf Centre. It is possible to purchase tickets at the same time you would like to skate, just be advised this may not always be possible at busy times.
What happens once I have shown my ticket?
You will enter into a holding area where you will be issued with your skates. Listen carefully to the ice marshals on duty who will inform you when it is your time to commence skating. Before you enter do ensure you read our Safety Guidelines.
Do I need to be a proficient skater?
Not at all! We welcome all abilities and ages. There will be marshals and instructors on hand to give you some tips if you are struggling to get going.
How long will the experience last?
Each skater is allocated one hour, which includes the time it takes to collect and put on your skates. All being well you should have at least 50 minutes of actual skating time.
Do you accept school or group bookings?
Yes! Our rink is well suited to large groups so if you’re a school or part of a team you can book out the rink for your own use. Submit a Group Booking Form with your details and we can arrange a date and time for you.
Large groups (especially schools!) will benefit from reduced rates for ice skating too. Get in touch for more information by emailing us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What about corporate bookings?
If you and your colleagues are looking for a bit of winter fun to escape the dreary work environment then we would love to welcome you to Skate The Park. Fill out our Group Booking Form to submit an enquiry and we’ll get in touch to make all the arrangements for you.