Coventry Cathedral ice rink – new opening date announced

Published Friday, 06 November 2020

Coventry Glides – a magical ice rink in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral – is still planned to go ahead, but will now open in December after the national lockdown.

Coventry glides

The ice-skating rink is being created in partnership with Coventry Business Improvement District (BID), Coventry Cathedral and with support from Coventry City Council.

The scheduled opening has now been moved to Friday 4 December, with the ice rink remaining open for an additional week, until 10 January 2021. Tickets, priced from £5, will go on sale on Friday 13 November and will be available to purchase from the Trust’s website.

The rink has been planned with COVID safety measures in mind, including timed slots for skaters, reduced skater capacity, mandatory facemasks for all skaters – except for those who are exempt – and cleaning in between skating session.

A spokesperson for Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We had a great reaction to the announcement of Coventry Glides, and it is clear it will be a popular outdoor attraction.

“Last weekend’s announcement means that we have had to amend our plans. We currently plan to open on 4 December after lockdown is lifted, but we will keep monitoring Government advice and will communicate any changes should they occur.

“Our visitors’ safety is our number one priority and we have measures in place to ensure guests can stay safe and still have fun. We will continue to review these, alongside latest Government advice, in the build-up to the ice rink’s opening.”

Coventry City Council