The National Ice Centre (NIC) is the UK’s first twin ice pad facility and centre of excellence for Ice Sports. The NIC comprises of two Olympic size ice rinks, (one of which is located in the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham). The biggest ice sports store in the UK, Ice Locker, is also situated here.
The NIC is used as a training base by many of Great Britain’s bright young skaters. It is home to the GB Short Track Speed Skating Squad and the oldest and most successful ice hockey team in the country, the GMB Nottingham Panthers.
Nottingham has a long tradition of ice skating stretching back many years. Olympic and World Champions Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean trained at the NIC for many years before and after their incredible win at the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics, where they became the highest scoring ice dance skaters of all time. The square outside the NIC is known as Bolero Square in honour of the pair’s Olympic achievements.
There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities every day, from quieter family or toddler sessions to disco sessions and theme parties.
Disabled Inclusion Sessions
Family Ice Skating
Friday & Saturday Skating
Ice Skating Session Types
Parent and toddler skating
Public Skating Offers and Discounts
Rink Hire and Group Bookings
Skate UK Courses
What you need to know
11th Oct 2015: Torvill & Dean's Book Signing
11th Oct 2015: World Girls Hockey Day
12th Feb 2016: Valentines Skating Party
12th to 15th May 2016: Disney on Ice
15th April 2014: Ice Dance Clinic
17 & 18 Jan 15: Synchronized Skating Champs
19th Dec 2013: Christmas Gala
20th Feb 2015: Skate with a Princess
22nd Dec 2014: Disabled Inclusion Party
2-4-1 Skating Offer
25 Jul - 1 Sept 14: Summer Skating Sessions
27th March 2016: Easter Fun
30th May to 5th June: Half-Term Skating
31st Oct 2014: Win Tickets - Halloween Skating Party
31st Oct 2015: Halloween Party Events
3rd May 2015: Around the World in 80 Skates
4th Sept 2015: Back to School Neon Foam Party
50% off family skating passes
5th April 2015: Skate UK Tots
9th to 11th Jan 2015: Short Track Speed Skating
Buy Tickets via Facebook
Easter Competition: Win a Family Skating Pass
Easter Holiday Skating Times 2016
Family Xmas Party
February Half-term Skating Events
Footballers & Wags Skating Party
FREE Ice Skating Sessions
FREE Taster Sessions
Fridays: Club Night
Ice Hockey Camp & Clinics
July 2015: Summer Power Skating Classes
Learn to Speed Skate
October 2015 Half-Term Skating
Outdoor Ice Rink
Skate into Christmas 2015
Skate UK Tots 6 Week Courses 2014
Speed Skating Camp
Summer Holiday Skating 2015
VOTE FOR US
Watch the England game
Wednesdays: R&B Night
Win a Family Skating Pass
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Ice Skating Session Types
A relaxed environment to develop your skating. These sessions are popular with all skaters of all ages and abilities.
When the weekend arrives it’s time to get your skates on. Friday night, Saturday night and Saturday afternoons are our disco sessions, where local DJs play top tunes while you skate under the dancing lights! Please note the on ice equipment is not available during disco sessions.
A fantastic session especially for adults, taking place between 10-11.30am on a Tuesday and Thursday when we have two ice pads in operation. This will give over 18’s the chance to have a relaxed skate, sharpen their skills and meet up with friends.
Parent & Toddler Parent and Toddler skating sessions are a great activity to enjoy with your little ones. Children aged between 18 months and five years (smallest skate size is a child’s size 5) can take to the ice, build their confidence and increase their co-ordination. Our expert coaches will be on the ice with you and your youngsters, along with our on-ice equipment characters, so they will be encouraged to learn through playing in a safe environment.
Disabled Inclusion ice skating and family sessions are also available.
Learn to Skate courses
Learn to ice skate on the very same site where Nottingham legends Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean once trained. Skating lessons at the National Ice Centre are available to people of all ages and abilities and lessons can be carried out intensively over three days or over a six-week period. You can progress into various disciplines including ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating which have separate courses. Visit national-ice-centre.com for more information and to watch videos on what you will learn.