Welcome to The Derby Christmas Ice Rink

Fri 28 Nov – Mon 5 Jan

Market Place, Derby City Centre

The rink will be closed on Thursday 25th December 2014 and Thursday 1st January 2015.

Whether out with a group of friends, on a romantic date, or spending time as a family, the Derby Christmas Ice Rink, made of real ice, will be one of the coolest destinations in Derby this Christmas.


Tickets are available to purchase online now. Click on the button above to access the box office. Tickets are purchased through the Derby LIVE, contact details for enquiries regarding tickets are  [email protected] or 01332 255800.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at the rink, however we recommend purchasing in advance online atleast 48 hours before skating to avoid disappointment.

Click here to view the Ice Rink Timetable for opening hours.

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Ice Skating Lessons

Back by popular demand, we are offering beginner skating lessons (40 minutes) with our experienced skaters who work at the rink.

One to One Lesson – £25

Two Person Lesson – £35

Three  Person Lesson – £45

All prices include the standard skate admission. Payment will be taken on the day at our bootroom till and not the front box office. Please say you are here for a lesson and the staff will guide you to where you need to go.

For more details or to book your skating lesson please email [email protected] or call 07514 519887.


 Hire Out The Ice Rink

 Hire out the whole rink for an hour, outside of opening hours to host your own private skating session. Great for corporate use or purely for a large group. Prices start from £250. Contact Showplace on [email protected] or call 07514 519887 for more details, availability and to book.

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 Area to Hire

Looking for an area to use after your icerink session? Space available for children’s parties, corporate functions, Christmas parties and more. Prices available for two hour hire or one day hire. If you would like to find out more please see a member of staff at the rink, email [email protected] or call 07514 519887.

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Skating Aid Hire

Available to hire again this year are our skating aids, keeping you steady on your feet. Three kinds are available;

Metal Frames – £2 each

Penguins – £3 each

Bananas – £4 each

The skating aids are available on the day when you come to skate, on a first come first serve basis.



GEM106 Themed Thursdays!!

Our media sponsors GEM106 have joined up with us to host Thursday Evening theme nights on 18th Dec from 5pm – close. Come and join in with the fun, fancy dress is not compulsory but prizes will be given for the best dressed skater on the night.

The sessions will still be operating as normal during these events, so if you want extra time on the ice please book double sessions with the box office (normal charges apply). Giveaways and participation activities will take place in every session whilst theme nights are running.

Thursday 18th December, 5pm onwards: Christmas Cracker!

This final theme night promises to be a poptastic packed evening with a selection of cheesy hits featuring at the ice rink. Be sure to wrap up warm with a novelty festive jumper and headwear as we gear up to Christmas with pop hits to sing along to and celebrate the most exciting time of year!



To book your tickets click here – usual skating session prices apply, simply book into the session on the appropriate evening you wish to attend.

Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair

Wed 3 – Sun 21 December, Market Place

A range of independent crafters selling unique creations, perfect for those Christmas gifts.

From clothes to decorative items, jewellery and country preserves, make a visit to the Christmas Arts and Craft Fair part of your festive shopping experience.


Every Saturday there is live festive entertainment in the Market Place click here to see a full schedule of what’s taking place.

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 Skate Lessons, Private Hire, Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities, Room hire for Kids parties, corporate functions or Christmas parties please contact:

Email: [email protected] | Tel:07514 519887