Winchester Ice Rink 2018

29 October 2018, 10:13 | Updated: 1 November 2018, 14:23

winchester ice rink

Winchester is a must-visit destination for all those in search of an authentic Christmas experience, and you’ll find the majestic Winchester Cathedral at the heart of the festivities. Winchester Cathedral boasts one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe and a spectacular Ice Rink in the shadow of Winchester Cathedral.

Inspired by traditional German Christmas Markets, you’ll be captivated by the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas Market, with over 100 stalls selling tempting seasonal treats and exclusive Christmas gifts. The Christmas Market is open from 17 November – 20 December, 10.30am – 6.30pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10.30am – 8.00pm Thursday to Saturday.

At the centre of the Christmas Market you’ll find Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink. Regularly voted as one of the top 10 Ice Rinks in the UK, and recommended by Countryfile Magazine, Families Online and Days Out with the Kids, Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink is the perfect destination for skaters of all ages and abilities. The Ice Rink is open from 17 November – 2 January 2019 from 10am – 9pm (last session starts at 8pm).

The real open-air Ice Rink enjoys stunning views of the Cathedral whilst the clear roof guarantees a rain-free skate whatever the weather. This year the Ice Rink will be transformed by fabulously festive decorations to fill skaters with festive cheer.

Skaters of all ages and abilities can enjoy the Ice Rink, with penguin skate aids, banana skate aids and Parent & Toddler sessions available for younger skaters.

The evening sessions have also been transformed, with Silent Discos on Ice every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm & 8pm from 20 November - 20 December. There is no extra charge for these sessions, so simply grab your skates and dance to the sound of your favourite tunes!

Ice Rink tickets are available from £6.95 - £11 from the Cathedral Box Office on 01962 857276 or online at

Make sure you tune into Heart Breakfast with Rich and Zoe from the 12th November for your chance to win tickets including a festive food and drink package for the whole family!