Opening of ice rink at cathedral ruins moved back

An ice rink in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral is still planned to go ahead but will now open in December after the Government’s national lockdown announcement.

Coventry Glides is being created in partnership with Coventry Business Improvement District (BID), Coventry Cathedral and with support from Coventry City Council.

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.

A spokesperson from 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.

“The government’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.”