Millennium Square & Victoria Gardens

Millennium Square, Victoria Gardens and Cookridge Street will once again be a Christmas destination this festive season. Check back soon for more details about what 2024 has in store!


2023 details…

Ice Cube will be open every day, Monday to Friday 12pm to 9.30pm (10pm on Fridays), 11am to 10pm on Saturdays and 11am to 7pm on Sundays (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day) up until New Year’s Eve.

The magnificent outdoor covered ice rink takes centre stage on Millennium Square. Spanning 400sqm, the stunning transparent marquee-style roof will ensure sessions can take place whatever the weather.

The hugely popular Penguin Club for children aged under 9 will be available every weekend at 10.30am and on selected weekdays during half term, allowing children to take their first glide on the ice in a safe, fun and friendly environment with the assistance of the penguin skating aids.

For those looking to build confidence on the ice, a limited number of one-to-one skating lessons will be available every weekend. The rink is open to wheelchair users and other disabled persons across all skating sessions as well as on dedicated accessible sessions taking place every Thursday at 10.30am.



Surrounding the Ice Rink there will be an array of local and international festive food & drink served from charming Bavarian-style market stalls. Options will include authentic German bratwurst sausages, Yorkshire pudding wraps, Canadian style poutine, toasted marshmallows, churros, waffles and much more. New for this year, the Ice Cube will also feature a selection of local craft market stalls as part of this year’s city-wide Christmas Markets experience, which will feature around 120 Christmas stalls across 13 different areas of the city centre.

The alpine-inspired Ski Bar, complete with the beloved 4m-high illuminated Ski Bear will be back on the square, providing the ideal spot to unwind and indulge the magic of the season with friends and family.



Families and thrill-seekers alike can also look forward to a festive funfair experience with the return of the thrilling 30m high Starflyer, together with the traditional Golden Gallopers carousel ride on Cookridge Street and the 110ft Leeds Wheel of Light on Victoria Gardens as well as a selection of children’s winter-themed rides and games.

Nestled in front of Leeds Art Gallery, the much-loved Thor’s Tipi will once again be bringing their Viking-inspired Christmas experience to Victoria Gardens with hearty winter treats, festive tipples and live music nights. More information can be found on the Thor’s Tipi website.


Ice Rink admission tickets for all public ice-skating sessions are on sale now and are priced at £12 adults, £11 for Students and LEEDSCard holders and £9.50 for children under 13. Breeze Pass holders will also benefit from an exclusive 10% discount off all admission prices.

Advance tickets are available to purchase online at On the day tickets (subject to availability) will also be available in person from the event ticket office located at the Carriageworks Theatre directly overlooking the venue.

For further event and attraction details and ice rink booking information including skating session times please visit:


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