Welcome to The Derby Christmas Ice Rink

Fri 27 Nov 2015 – Tue 5 Jan 2016

Market Place, Derby City Centre

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Record number of skaters at Derby Christmas Ice Rink once again!

9th January 2015

In its fourth year the Derby Christmas Ice Rink has reached record numbers by attracting just over 19,000 skaters to the festive event in Market Place. The ‘real ice’ rink has been brought to the city by Showplace Events in collaboration with Derby LIVE, who also provided a successful wider Christmas offering.

Showplace worked alongside media sponsor Gem 106 to introduce Themed Thursdays, which were a great success, and also expanded upon their skating lessons. Derby LIVE provided an onsite café and roaming street entertainment such as ice sculpting and joy riding reindeers were well received by visitors.

The Christmas Arts & Craft Fair and live entertainment programme attracted over 34,000 shoppers to the Cathedral and St Peters Quarters, with a range of independent local crafters selling unique creations in a marquee alongside the ice rink – that also expanded to stalls in East Street at the weekends.

The growing success of the rink is attributed to Showplace delivering its high quality offering year on year along with improvements for 2014 including a more efficient photography service and a VIP/private area available to hire for groups looking for a package experience. The reduced rainfall over the running period lended itself to an even more enjoyable experience and the hundreds of returning visitors who came to skate more than once showed a true testament to its success.


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Contact Us

For Ticket/Booking enquiries (including school bookings) please contact:

Derby LIVE Box Office

Email: [email protected] | Tel: 01332 255800 | Website: www.derbylive.co.uk

For Private Hire of the rink, Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities please contact:

Email: [email protected]