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.
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.
Friday night is our Club Night – tasty beats, resident and guest DJs, neon lights and strobes
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 www.national-ice-centre.com for more details.
9th to 11th Jan 2015: Speed Skating Comp
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9th to 11th Jan 2015: Speed Skating Comp
9th to 11th January 2015
INTERNATIONAL SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING COMPETITION TO TAKE PLACE AT THE NATIONAL ICE CENTRE
Tickets have gone on sale for Nottingham’s first ever International Short Track Speed Skating competition. The Star Class event - which will take place at the National Ice Centre, Nottingham between 9 and 11 January 2015 - will feature Great Britain’s top speed skaters, who will be competing alongside elite athletes from the rest of Western Europe.
The event, which is supported and funded by the International Skating Union and the National Ice Skating Association, will give spectators the opportunity to see Britain’s top speed skaters in action at their home rink where they spend their time training and honing their skills when they aren’t competing.
Stuart Horsepool, Performance Director at GB Short Track said: “The National Performance Centre for short track speed skating has been based at the National Ice Centre since 2000, so we are all extremely excited to be holding our first international competition here in January. This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to come along and experience some high octane international racing, in what is a very fast paced, exciting and often unpredictable sport.
“At the start of this year, the squad were competing on the world stage at the Sochi Winter Olympics, so to get the opportunity to see them race live and up close is an opportunity not to be missed”.
Short track speed skating is an adrenaline fuelled Olympic winter sport, where skaters reach speeds of up to 50kmph. It is a highly tactical and physically demanding sport with split-second decision making and race strategy playing a crucial role in racing. The Star Class Cup will see the athletes race across three distances: 1000m, 500m and 1500m.
Stuart added: “Our elite skaters compete in events all over the world and they are particularly sharp on the European racing circuit. There is something really special about competing on home ice and the support of the British public will help to create an electric atmosphere – not only for the British speed skaters, but for all those competing, so we hope they will come along in January to represent the nation”.
Geoff Huckstep, Chief Executive at the National Ice Centre said: “We are delighted to be hosting this prestigious event which will not only provide the opportunity for the GB Short Track team to compete on their home ice but will also generate significant revenue to local businesses such as hotels, restaurants and retail shops from the teams competing and their supporters from across Europe.”
This will be the third of six events in the Star Class Cup during the 2014-15 season, which culminate with the Europa Cup Finals in March next year. The final will see the fastest eight skaters in each age group category from East and West Europe go on to battle it out for a podium place.
The skaters are now mid-way through the 2014-15 season, and they have already shown strength on the European stage after they brought home one Gold, five Silver and one Bronze medal at the first Star Class Cup event in Germany at the end of October. They also claimed four gold medals, along with one silver and one bronze at the Invitation Cup in Holland at the start of October. The squad are also doing well on the World stage, having claimed a Bronze medal in the Men’s Relay at the ISU World Cup in Canada this month, as well as nine top ten overall finishes between them.
Tickets are available to purchase for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 January 2015, priced at £5 each, or £12 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children).
Tickets can be booked online at www.capitalfmarena.com/online/stcomp, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
Forthcoming event dates:
Friday 09 January 2015
Saturday 10 January 2015
Sunday 11 January 2015