In for an ice time! Coventry Glides rink set to go ahead at the Cathedral Ruins - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

In for an ice time! Coventry Glides rink set to go ahead at the Cathedral Ruins

Coventry Editorial 2nd Dec, 2020

THE ICE rink at Coventry’s Cathedral Ruins can go ahead as planned from Friday, despite the city being placed under the Government’s Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

People from Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire will be able to enjoy the festive event but those from outside those areas will be unable to until the next tier review on December 16. They will be contacted for a full refund.

The Coventry City of Culture Trust will continue to review government restrictions throughout the duration of the event and adjust these measures accordingly when needed.

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We are glad that Coventry Glides can go ahead, and have been working with our partners across the city and Public Health to make sure the event is safe for audiences and staff.

“Of course, the adjustments we’ve made will mean some people can no longer participate at this time, but we’re continuing to monitor the situation and will review our approach in advance of the next announcement from government on December 16.”

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

It will run until January 10.

Tickets, priced from £5 are available to buy from

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.

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