Ice Rink

covered ice rink


Get your skates on at our first ever covered ice rink on Victoria Square this Christmas, sponsored by Market Place Shopping Centre. So whether you are a regular on the ice or have never tried it before, come and have a great family day out on our fantastic ice rink.

You can join in the fun from our seated viewing platform and watch friends and family make pirouettes or epic falls!


The ice rink will be taking centre stage on Victoria Square from 10 December to 8 January 2017.


ice rink

This year we have Penguin Club, a parent and child ice skating session which offers the perfect introduction to ice skating. The price for a session is only £2.50 per person. On Saturday’s, Sunday’s and from Wednesday 21st December every day, 45 minute sessions will run at 9am and 10am.

For more information please read our frequently asked questions which also includes do's and don'ts for ice skating.

Skating times

Monday  -  Sunday

  • 9am - 8pm

    Skating sessions last 45 minutes and last skate session is 7pm.
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your ice skating session.

We have shorter times on Christmas Eve: 9am to 5pm, Boxing Day: 9am to 5pm, New Years Eve: 9am to 5pm, 8th January 9am to 5pm.
We are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Please note the ice rink will be closed to the public at 10am-12noon and 1.30-2.30pm between 12th December and 21st December for school sessions.

Skating prices (per 45 minute session)


Child (14 and under)

* Concession

  • £4.50

    per session

  • * Over 60s / Disabled / Student
  • Purchase

Family ticket

  • £16

    per session

  • 2 x Adults and 2 x children
  • Or
  • 1 x Adult and 3 x children
  • Purchase

Additional optional costs

Small Locker

  • £1


Large Locker

  • £2


Penguin / snowman ice skating aids

  • £2

    (limited number available)

Bundle Deals

  • Ice Rink & Cinema

    One hour ice skating at Bolton Winter Festival and watch ANY film at the Light Cinema for only:


  • £10


  • £7


  • £8


  • £30

  • Snow Slide & Cinema

    Go down our giant snow slide and watch ANY film at the Light Cinema for only:

One Slide

  • £6

Three Slides

  • £8

Both bundle tickets can be purchased at the Festival ticket office, Victoria Square and Light Cinema, Market Place Shopping Centre. This deal is not available online.

Penguin club

These sessions are aimed at parents and guardians of children aged 8 years and under, and offer a safe and fun environment for you and your little ones to enjoy an ‘ice’ time together! And, at just £2.50 per person they’re fantastic value too! Penguin club takes place on Saturday’s, Sunday’s and from Wednesday 21st December every day. The sessions are for 45 minutes and will run at 9am and 10am.

Penguin club times & prices

  • Penguin Club

    Saturday's, Sunday's & from Wednesday 21st December 45 minute sessions running every day at 9am &10am.

Per person (for a 45 minute session)

Penguin/snowman ice skating aids are included in the cost,
however there is a limited number so please try to share.

Late night slide and skate

Tickets only £8

Your ticket includes an hours skating and unlimited access to the giant snow slide. Skate along to our funky 80’s and 90’s disco and take advantage of our hands on help from our ice skating pro's. Enjoy the festive atmosphere at the Bolton Winter Festival covered ice skating rink.

It's time to make some memories this Christmas.

Slide and skate prices

  • Late night slide and skate

    Friday 16th & Friday 23rd December 2016


Per person

Student skate

Tickets only £4.50

Grab your friends and enjoy an hours skating to our retro 80’s and 90’s tunes and take advantage of our hands on help from our ice skating pro's.

Student skate times and prices

  • Student skate

    15th, 22nd, 29th
    and 30th December

13 - 15 year olds

16 - 17 year olds

bolton market place

Tickets can be purchased online or at: