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National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre

Opened in 2000 by Olympic Champion Jayne Torvill, the £43 million National Ice Centre was the first twin Olympic-sized (60m x 30m) ice rink facility in the UK.

The National Ice Centre is also the home of Capital FM Arena Nottingham – East Midlands hottest concert venue hosting the very best live music & sporting events to audiences up to 10,000.

Session Information

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 toys on the ice. These run on Mondays and Wednesdays 1.15 – 1.45pm and Sundays 10 – 10.45, with access to the remaining public session. We recommend that you arrive 20mins prior to the session you are attending.

Club Night
Friday night is our Club Night – tasty beats, resident and guest DJs, neon lights and strobes

R&B Night
If you love your R&B vibes then the National Ice Centre is the place to be on a Wednesday night.

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.

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 for more details.



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Party Packages

Party with Pip at the coolest place around – the National Ice Centre!

Celebrate your special day with a spin on the ice at the National Ice Centre and with a little bit of help from Pip the Penguin and our expert Ice Sports Assistants, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember.

For £13.99 per person, our party package includes:

• Ice skating for all your group, plus two adults
• Free skate hire
• A trained Ice Sports Assistant for an hour to pass on skating tips
• Meet and greet with Pip the Penguin*
• Choice of food and drink served in our specially reserved party area
• Party bags for all children
• Print at home invitation for you to send out
• Tea and coffee for the birthday child’s parents
• Dedicated party hosts on hand to ensure everything goes to plan

*Please request your Pip the Penguin meet and greet at the time of booking.

Your party food options

Choose from the following main meal options for your party:

• Beef burger or veggie burger (v)
• Chicken nuggets
• Cheese and tomato pizza (v)

In addition your party will receive:

• Chips with tomato ketchup
• Chocolate chip cookie
• Squash

Why not upgrade your meal?

For an extra £2 per person choose two additional items:

• Slush drink*
• Fruit salad pot
• Tub of ice cream*
• Chocolate bar

*Please note these additional items can be collected at any point of your party at Ice Breakers Café. Vouchers will be given to you on arrival.

Click here to book your party using our online form!

Coming as a group of 10 or more?

For just £9.99 per person we offer the following group package:

• Ice skating session
• Free skate hire
• Pre-paid food voucher to be used in Ice Breakers Café on one of our Meal Deals

Click here if you’re coming as a group of 10 or more.

To book a party please call us on 0115 853 3036

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