Welcome To Carlisle Ice Rink
Welcome to Carlisle Ice Rink, the City of Carlisle’s newest outdoor attraction!
The Ice Rink will be moved to outside to Old Town Hall in Carlisle City Centre, between 15th December and 18th January.
During this period it will be open Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm and Weekends, 10am - 4pm. Except for Wednesday 24 December, Friday 26 December, Wednesday 31 December and Friday 2 January when it will be open 10am – 4pm.
The Ice Rink will be closed on Thursday 25 December & Thursday 1 January.
No booking needed so just turn up.
Skating sessions run every 30 minutes but we recommend you come 15 minutes early so you have time to book in and get your skates on!
Skating costs are a flat rate of £3.50 and include skate hire. Participants are welcome to bring their own skates but rink staff must sharpen the skates before they are used on the rink.
Test your balance and co-ordination as you glide across our superb synthetic surface, the perfect Winter Wonderland every day of the year!
Located in Bitts Park in the centre of the City, there is ample pay and display parking nearby and we're just a short walk from Carlisle Railway Station. We're also conveniently situated on several bus routes.
You are advised to arrive promptly at the start of your session to ensure you are kitted out ready to go, the quicker you get your skates on the more time you'll have on the rink!
Thursday and Friday during term time we have a 2 hour open session at 5pm, once you've booked into this session you can skate for 20 minutes or 2 hours it's up to you.
Our weekend and school holiday sessions run for 75 minutes, again please arrive promptly for the start as the sooner your skates are on the longer you'll have on the rink. Skate time will be in the region of an hour during these sessions.
Advance bookings at Weekends, School Holidays and during Winter Months are highly recommended. We can provide skates for your session or if you have your own you are very welcome to bring them, but we need to ensure that they are sharp before you skate.
About Our Surface
Disney uses synthetic skating solution at Disneyland Paris. The surface goes down like laminate floor, but is thicker, harder, more durable and chemically impregnated to make it slippy.
There are similar synthetic rinks all over the world. A rink has even been located on top of one of Chicago's tallest buildings and in the desert in Dubai!
More Information and Booking
Advance bookings at Weekends, School Holidays and during Winter Months are highly recommended. We can provide skates for your session or if you have your own you are very welcome to bring them, all we insist on is that we test that they are sharp before you skate.
Customers will not be allowed to start skating less than 30 minutes before the Ice Rink closes.
- Minimum age for skating is 4, under 12s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Carlisle Ice Rink operates a 48hr cancellation policy.
- We strongly advise against the wearing of jewellery of any type. Should you choose to do so you do this at your own risk.
- We advise that you wear warm clothing and bring a pair of thick socks with you for your skating boots.
- You are not permitted to skate with any bags on your person.