The team at Riverside House, Portergate Property Management’s flagship luxury Riverside House development in Salford, just can’t wait to get their skates on and start the festive fun.

In a sure sign that the countdown to Christmas has now begun, Manchester’s massively popular ice rink has opened its doors at its New Bailey site.

This new Salford location is just a quick away from its former home in Spinningfields and it will once again be the biggest outdoor ice rink in the area, offering visitors a very Merry Christmas experience.

Whether you’re looking for a day out with friends, some after lecture fun or a special date night, the rink promises some Yuletide magic for everyone.

We’re told that there’s festive food and fairground rides as well as the enjoyment of a glide on the ice. Organisers also promise festive choristers, DJs and themed sessions.

The rink is open until Sunday January 3 and it’s just one of a host of local festive attractions that our students here at Riverside can enjoy in the run up to the holidays – including Manchester’s famous Christmas Markets.

Libby Witherden, head of marketing and events at New Bailey, says: “There is a whole festive line-up planned at New Bailey over the winter and we’re looking forward to seeing people lacing up their boots and hitting the ice!”

Visit for more information on how to get there and to book your tickets.

And for information about Christmas walks and water cruises and the Enchanted Christmas Market that is being held at The Quays log on to

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