How to get to the Altrincham Ice Dome

The Altrincham Ice Dome is located on the old station car park off Oakfield Road, Altrincham.

The local yellow AA sign posts refer to the Silver Blades Ice Rink.

Public Transport

The Ice Dome is on the opposite side of the Railway / Metrolink tracks just across the Station Bridge from the Stamford New Road, Altrincham Interchange. The Ice Dome is in an Ideal location for public transport users with the Altrincham – Piccadilly Metrolink line being the quickest route from Manchester City Centre. Numerous Bus services operate from Altrincham Interchange including a shuttle service to Manchester Airport.

Bus Services: http://www.gmpte.com/destination/Altrincham.pdf
Metrolink: http://www.metrolink.co.uk/tramtimes/index.asp http://www.metrolink.co.uk/pdf/route_map.pdf
Rail: http://nw.aimwebsites.co.uk/JourneyPlanner.jsp?vm_Reset_str=true

Private Transport (Car)

The Ice Dome is located off Oakfield Road, Altrincham with a Postcode of WA15 8EW (for all your Sat Nav owners out there).

Directions From:

M56 Eastbound: Leave at Junction 7 (Bowdon) along the A556 to the Bowdon Roundabout. 3rd Exit from Roundabout onto the A56 Dunham Road heading towards Altrincham. Pass Dunham Massey and Forest on left continue to the Junction with the A560 Woodlands Road. Right onto the A560 Woodlands Road passing the Cresta Court Hotel. Continue through 1st set of Lights, over the Railway Bridge and turn right at the next set of lights onto Stockport Road Leading to Oakfield Road. Clearly Signposted is the Altrincham Interchange.

M60/M56 Clockwise / Westbound: Leave at Junction 4 M60 following signs for M56 Altrincham. Continue onto the M56 Westbound then exit at Junction 2 A560 Altrincham Road. Continue along A560 Altrincham Road Westbound onto A560 Shaftesbury Avenue then continue onto A560 Woodlands Road. When road forks into Dual Carriageway keep left and turn left at the second set of lights before the railway bridge onto Stockport Road Leading to Oakfield Road. Clearly Signposted is the Altrincham Interchange.

M60 Anticlockwise: Leave at Junction 7 A56 Chester Road take a right along the A56 Chester Road following signs for Sale / Altrincham. Continue along the A56 Chester Road through Sale & Broadheath to the Junction with A560 Woodlands Road. Turn left at the lights onto the A560 Woodlands Road passing the Cresta Court Hotel. Continue through 1st set of Lights, over the Railway Bridge and turn right at the next set of lights onto Stockport Road Leading to Oakfield Road. Clearly Signposted is the Altrincham Interchange.

Parking

There are many car parks located off Oakfield Road, the first being the actual station car park adjacent to The Ice Dome. The second being the Tesco superstore located a bit further along Oakfield road past the lights, Warning: Tesco, you can only park there for a maximum of 3 hours and there are parking attendants around.

NCP Goose Green car park as you travel along Oakfield Road in the direction of Tesco. (The Tesco Store is on Manor Road), the first Cross Road is Moss lane junction (Traffic Lights), you continue over this junction into Manor Road then the next junction is Manor Road - Lloyd Street (Traffic Lights) Continue Right onto Lloyd Street. Follow the road round to the traffic lights just over the Railway Bridge and turn Right opposite the new cinema (Car Park Sign Posted) and the NCP Car Park is on your Left.

There are also two free car parks on Balmoral Road, which runs parallel with Oakfield Road - turn into Moss Lane away from the town centre, then first left.

Except for Sundays' the car park at the Silver Blades Rink/Altrincham Ice Dome is a Pay & Display Car Park, and is heavily patrolled. The management of the Ice Rink or the Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey Club cannot be held responsible for any visitors incurring parking fines.

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/cme/live/cme1753.htm

Thanks to Ben Haddock for collating this information!