Manchester’s largest outdoor ice rink, Skate Manchester is set to return bigger and better than ever – and this time, it’s not just reserved for the Christmas festivities. Kicking off the excitement this October, Skate Manchester will be transforming their rink for the spooky season, to become Scare Skate, providing a fun activity for Mancs to enjoy over Halloween.
Taking place from October 27 to October 31 at Cathedral Gardens, Scare Skate welcomes Mancs to glide on the ice if they dare… Complete with Halloween-themed music and decorations, guests are invited to chase monsters on the ice and even attend in their own fancy dress, too, with the backdrop of Halloween in the City’s inflatable monsters climbing on the buildings and setting a super spooky tone for the occasion.
New for this year, the spooktacular rink will see a frightfully realistic giant spider take centre stage, wrapped in a bright white LED light web around the sparkling Christmas tree centre piece. Fancy dress is encouraged as skaters are invited to capture those all-important photo worthy moments on the ice.
In the true magic of Christmas, Cathedral Gardens will transform into a winter wonderland following its Halloween-themed opening week. A dazzling seven metre tall Christmas tree will take centre stage in the middle of a custom made ice skating path taking the spot occupied by the spider.
Kelly Baker, Director, Managed Ice Rinks, who coordinates the event said: “Halloween is an integral part of the Manchester calendar, and we are thrilled to see Scare Skate play an important part in the city celebrations for another year. Scare Skate is the perfect activity to bring the family together this season and we are looking forward to celebrating Halloween in the Cathedral Gardens grounds before transforming the rink into a winter wonderland in November.”
Tickets for Scare Skate are available now, with prices starting at £15.50 for adults and £12.50 for children, with discounted family, group bookings and season tickets also available. Students and blue light card holders will also benefit with a dedicated discount.
From October 27 to January 2, except for Christmas Day and November 1, Skate Manchester will be open daily. After Halloween, the rink will take on the magic of Christmas, providing the perfect activity for festive get-togethers. Covered from the elements, Mancs will be able to enjoy the rink whatever the weather, with tickets on sale now.