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Ice Cube Returns to Millennium Square With an Indoor Skate Rink, A New Ride & A New Cafe

· Ali Turner · Culture

Ice Cube is back in Millennium Square for 2019, with a few exciting changes in store.

Ice Cube

It’s not just cold weather coming to Leeds this winter – our favourite ice rink returns to Millennium Square for a month of fun throughout February.

Every year, Millennium Square is taken over by a host of winter activities, from ice skating to ice slides – and 2019 will be no different. So wrap up warm, dig out your skates and make the most of Ice Cube’s return to Leeds from Friday 1st to Sunday 24th February 2019.

Get your skates on

Ice Cube

Credit: Sarah Zagni

The indoor ice rink is back, which means whatever the weather, you can always have a fantastic day out. Made of real ice, it has plenty of space to test your skills. It’s open to adults and kids alike – you can even get lessons if you’re just starting out, with 15-minute sessions every Saturday and Sunday morning.

Everyone will be on the same rink just like in 2018, but the little ones can find their feet with their special penguin skating aids – and of course, mum and dad can help them along. They also have safety helmets to hire, giving you a little extra peace of mind. If you want a completely family-friendly experience, go from 10am on Saturday and Sunday mornings for The Penguin Club, which is solely for adults and children under 9.

Up for it? Here’s what you need to know…

Ice Cube

Credit: Sarah Zagni

A 45-minute session will set you back £8.50 for adults, £7.50 for LeedsCard and LeedsCard Extra holders or £7 for kids aged 12 and under and Breezecard holders. If you’ve got little ones, you can get a parent and toddler ticket for £10, which applies to kids up to 8 years old.

Ice Cube is open Monday to Friday from midday to 9pm, with sessions running on the hour every hour. There are even more opportunities to hit the ice on the weekend and during the school holidays as it opens from 10am, then closes at 9pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 7pm on Sundays.

Even more wintery fun

Ice Cube

Credit: Sarah Zagni

There’s more to Ice Cube than just skating. You can check out a host of rides – this time, the North Pole Starflyer will be replaced by a brand new ride, the Airmaxx, which spins 360 degrees and reaches speeds of up to 90 kilometres per hour. A trio of other attractions will be returning too, so get ready to try the Ice Jet, the Ice Palace and the Ice Slide. There’s also a chance to jump on the Glacier Run Experience Simulator, which will take you on a glacier adventure that feels real.

If you get hungry at Ice Cube, there’s will be a brand new place to grab a bite for 2019, as The Mussel Pot host the Skate Escape Cafe, which will offer a range of hot drinks and food to warm your cockles, as well as sweet treats.

Ice Cube will be at Millennium Square from Friday 1st February to Sunday 24th February 2019.

Cover image copyright Sarah Zagni.