We want everyone to enjoy skating in the ruins this festive period. We understand that if you have access requirements, you might not be sure if the ice rink is for you. We're committed to ensuring people with additional support or access needs are catered for, at this and all of our events. Get in touch with us before your visit if you have any questions or to let us know how we can make your experience memorable.
Tickets are priced from £5. Pre-booking recommended. Book early for best prices. If you require a Personal Assistant, their ticket is free of charge.
All sessions have step-free access.
The venue, Coventry Cathedral Ruins, is on Priory Street which has a wide pavement. On the other side of the Cathedral, in Cuckoo Lane and Bayley Lane, there are many cobbled pathways and limited dropped kerbs.
There is a 200-metre step-free walk from Pool Meadow bus station.
Visitors can be dropped off at University Square and Priory Lane.
There is no car parking at Coventry Cathedral Ruins. The nearest car park is Grove Street car park which is located underneath the ring road. There are two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane which are first-come-first-served and a 110-metre step-free walk from the box office.
Accessing the venue
The entrance is under the bell tower and has step-free access.
While you’re here
Coventry Cathedral Ruins is entirely outdoors, so we recommend dressing warmly and checking the weather before your visit.
There are accessible toilets under the Queen’s steps (leading from Coventry Cathedral entrance up to the Coventry Cathedral Ruins).
There are three fire exit routes out of the venue. One has steps, and the other two are step-free.
Each session lasts one hour, which includes 40 minutes of skating time.
There will be music playing during sessions, at a maximum of 85 dB. There will be locker areas which will be quieter than on the ice.
You are free to leave and re-enter the venue during your session.
There will be colour wash lighting and moving lights around the ice.
There will be light refreshments available for purchase. Staff will make adjustments to serve disabled guests.
Assistance dogs can stay with their owners in the venue but are not allowed on the ice. Water bowls will be available, but if you think your assistance dog will need anything while they’re here, please bring this along. We can look after assistance dogs if necessary whilst you skate.
All staff at the venue will be given accessibility training. If you require any assistance our staff will try their best to help.
If you have any questions or requests regarding access, please email [email protected] or call 07842 312886.