The National Ice Centre is the UK’s centre for excellence for ice sports. You can skate every day, with a range of sessions to suit all ages and abilities, from disco to family sessions.
Ice skating is a cool experience whatever your age or ability and where better to give it a go than at the National Ice Centre – the UK’s centre for excellence for ice sports. There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities.
Parent and Toddler Sessions
Children aged between 18 months and five years can take part, with sessions aimed at building confidence and co-ordination whilst having fun with on-ice equipment to aid progression.
A relaxed environment to develop your skating. These sessions are popular with all skaters of all ages and abilities.
Lights down disco with music. On-ice equipment is not permitted.
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 (see ice schedule for information). This will give over 18’s the chance to have a relaxed skate, sharpen their skills and meet up with friends.
Ice Pop Fridays and Rock the Rink Saturdays
Fridays and Saturdays have our resident and guest DJs bring you the best music (charts, old school and requests), with neon lights and strobes.
Disabled Inclusion ice skating and family sessions are also available.
Learn to Skate courses are available for children and adults as well as for toddlers with progression into various disciplines including ice hockey, figure skating and speed skating. Visit www.national-ice-centre.com for more information on courses and clubs.
Please take a look at our timetable for further information about session times. Please note extra sessions are put on during school holidays please visit www.national-ice-centre.com for more details.
50% off family skating passes
Capital One Learn to Skate Programme
Disabled Inclusion Sessions
Family Ice Skating
Friday & Saturday Night Skating
Parent and toddler skating
Public Skating Offers and Discounts
Rink Hire and Group Bookings
Skate UK Courses 2015
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10 Sept 11: Superhero Saturday
11th Oct 2015: Torvill & Dean's Book Signing
12th May 2013: Synchronised Skating Gala
13th Oct 12: Freshers Ice Club Foam Party
14 Jan 2012: Adult Ice Hockey Clinic
14th & 21st Dec 11: Skate with the Panthers
14th Feb 2015: Valentines Skating Party
15th April 2014: Ice Dance Clinic
17 & 18 Jan 15: Synchronized Skating Champs
17 Dec 11: Capital FM Party Night
17 June: Roxy's Roller Disco
18 Dec 11: The Nutcracker on Ice
18 March: Monster Madnes
18-20 Oct 2013: Continental Cup
18th Feb 2013: Parent & Toddler Party
19 June: Dad's Skate Free
19th Dec 11: Meet Santa
19th Dec 2013: Christmas Gala
1st Nov 2013: Halloween Ice Skating Foam Party
2 Oct 11: World Girls' Hockey Day
20th Feb 2015: Skate with a Princess
21 Jan 2012: One day Adult Figure Skating Clinic
21st Aug 2012: Dino & Pete's Skate Party
22nd Dec 2014: Disabled Inclusion Party
22nd Feb 2013: Pip and Friends party
23 Dec 2011: Snow Ball
23rd Dec 2012: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
24 Sept 11: Open Auditions
2-4-1 Skating Offer
25 Jul - 1 Sept 14: Summer Skating Sessions
25-27 Oct 11: Learn to Skate Intensive Course
25th March 2013: Learn to Play Ice Hockey
26th July 2013: Rock Night Skating Party
27 May 2011: Hollywood Prom Party
27-29 Aug 11: 2-4-1 Skating Offer
27th July 2013: Afternoon with Rosemary Conley
28 Oct 11: Monsters Ball II
28th June 2013: Onesie Skating Party
29th June 2013: Armed Forces Day Offer
3 Dec 11: Junior Academy Auditions
30th Nov to 5th Jan: Christmas
31st Oct 2014: Win Tickets - Halloween Skating Party
3rd August 2012: Summer Sports Foam Party
3rd May 2015: Around the World in 80 Skates
4,11 & 18 Dec 11: Cadbury Christmas Family Session
5th April 2015: Skate UK Tots
6 & 7 April 2013: Play-Off Final Weekend
7th Sept 2012: Back to School Neon Foam Party
7th to 21st April 2014: Easter Holiday Skating
90s Ice Skating Party
9th to 11th Jan 2015: Short Track Speed Skating
Back to School Foam Party
Buy Tickets via Facebook
Cadbury Spots v Stripes
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013: An Enchanted Christmas
Easter Competition: Win a Family Skating Pass
Easter holiday fun 2015
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
Ice Hockey UK Game
Jan 2014: 25% off Skate UK Course
July 2015: Summer Power Skating Classes
Learn to Speed Skate
October half-term skating 2013
Our Sporting Life Exhibition
Outdoor Ice Rink
Resident DJ Spin Off
Skate into Christmas 2014
Skate UK Competition
Skate UK Tots 6 Week Courses 2014
Speed Skating Camp
Summer Building Works
Summer Half-Term Skating 2015
Watch the England game
Wednesdays: R&B Night
Win a Family Pass
Win a Six Week Skating Course
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The National Ice Centre complex is the UK’s first twin ice pad facility comprising of two Olympic size ice rinks, one of which transforms into the Capital FM Arena, the biggest entertainment venue in the East Midlands.
There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities every day, from the loudest disco to quieter sessions for beginners and families.
The National Ice Centre (NIC) is home to Ice Locker, the UK’s biggest ice sports store, the GB Short Track Speed Skating Squad and the oldest and one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the country, the GMB Nottingham Panthers.
Top class facilities and coaching staff for a whole range of ice sports are provided at the NIC, from Synchronized Skating to Ice Hockey and Short Track Speed Skating to Figure skating.