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.
30th May to 5th June: Half-Term Skating
Disabled Inclusion Sessions
Family Ice Skating
Friday & Saturday Night 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
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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Put a smile on your little one’s face with a birthday party at the National Ice Centre.
We have two party packages to choose from:
The Pip Package – £12.99 per person
The Rockhopper Package – £13.99 per person
Both packages include in the following:
One hour ice skating and skate hire for all your group, including two parents/guardians
One hour on the ice with a specially trained On-Ice Assistant to support you and share their skating tips and knowledge. For an additional £30 per party we can also arrange for one of our professional coaches to help teach your group how to skate – please request this at the time of booking.
Choice of food and drink, served in a reserved party area within our new Sub Zero café. Take a look at our birthday party food options for each package
Print at home invitations to send to your guests
A dedicated party host will be on hand to ensure everything goes to plan
A meet and greet with Pip the Penguin*
Use of two free on-ice characters with each party**
Please note parties held at the weekend start at either 10am, 11am, 2.30pm or 3.30pm and parties held on a Saturday afternoon include ice skating as part of our usual Disco session.
To book a party or find out more, complete our party enquiry form or call Box Office on 0843 373 3000.
If you wish to book a birthday party, a minimum of 10 children are required for the booking. We’re really sorry but the party cannot be any bigger than 20 children.
*Please request your meet and greet with Pip the Penguin at the time of booking.
**Extra on-ice characters can be purchased on the day (subject to availability) for £2 for each half hour. Not permitted at disco sessions.