The Manchester Ice Rink is once again coming to First Street following a hugely successful launch last year.
This year, the rink will open from Thursday 15th November, offering thousands of visitors the chance to show off their skating skills, as well as enjoying locally-curated Worker Bee Markets alongside the rink.
The Markets will bring together Manchester-made artisan talent – with stalls offering handmade crafts, jewellery, unique food gifts, decorations and treats. The pop-up market stalls will be at First Street on Wednesday 5th, 12th and 19th December from 12 noon – 6pm.
First Street’s food and drink operators – including Pizza Express, Starbucks, Indian Tiffin Room, Kettlebell Kitchen, School for Scandal, Junkyard Golf Club, Bunny Jacksons, WOOD Manchester and Gasworks Brewbar – will have special offers, deals and discounts for skaters visiting First Street.
Winter warmers, such as hot toddy’s and mulled wine, will also be served from Simon Wood’s, WoodShack pop-up bar, and people can enjoy drinks and watch the skating from the terrace of the INNSIDE Manchester hotel which overlooks the rink.
Commenting on the return of the rink, a spokesperson for CBRE, which manages the estate, said: “The Manchester Ice Rink at First Street was a huge success last year and we are delighted to welcome it back for a second season which will be even bigger and better than before.
“The Worker Bee Markets will be the perfect place to shop for Christmas treats and offer a real alternative to shopping in the busy city centre.”
The Manchester Ice Rink at First Street
Thursday 15th November – Sunday 6th January