Last chance to skate at Leicester’s Christmas ice rink

Time is running out for anyone who wants to have a spin on Leicester’s Christmas ice rink, with the last session taking place on Sunday.

So far, nearly 26,000 people have enjoyed a session on the ice – and with two more days of skating to go, the total number of skaters is set to exceed last year’s total of 26,865.

The busiest day on the rink was Monday 23 December, when a total of 1,700 skaters took to the ice.

With lots of skaters expected to make the most of the ice rink’s final weekend, City Mayor Peter Soulsby is pleased with the response to the Christmas attraction.


“The ice rink has been a big hit with people from all over the city and county,” he said.

“Together with the Wheel of Light and our fantastic Christmas lights, the ice rink has helped attract people into Leicester to enjoy everything the city has to offer.”

Anyone who wants to enjoy one last spin on the ice can buy their tickets from Visit Leicester on Gallowtree Gate or from the ice rink box office at BBC Radio Leicester in Jubilee Square.

Standard rates for adult skaters are £10, with tickets for children (aged three to 16), senior citizens and students priced at £8.50.

Discounts are available for groups of four or more people, so a family of four can skate for £34.

Leicester’s Christmas ice rink will close after the 8pm session on Sunday (5 January) but will return to the city in December 2020.

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