Visit Nottingham's National Ice Centre, where you can glide into the exciting world of ice skating and children under the age of 5 can skate amongst penguins and seals for free!  Please click here for more information.

Ice skating is a lively and fun activity that can be enjoyed with family and friends - guaranteed to get your body moving, it's great exercise for all ages.

If you're new to skating, their friendly staff will teach you all you need to know in the Warm Up Zone before you hit the ice!

Ice Skating Lessons

Want to learn how to improve your confidence and ability on the ice? Skating lessons are available for everyone, at any age or ability, at the National Ice Centre.  There are 8 grades to work through, beginning at Grade 1 and, as you progress through each grade, you will be given the opportunity to learn how to speed skate, figure skate or play ice hockey - perfect for anyone who wants to try an exciting and new ice sport activity.  From Tots Learn to Skate, to six weeks of Intensive Skating Lessons, ice skating is an exciting sport for all ages.  Click here for more information about Skating Lessons at the National Ice Centre.

Ice Hockey Lessons

Ice Hockey is one of the world's fastest team sports, full of skilful stick handling, tactics, speed and determinationl.  Learn how to play this exciting game and you could join an ice hockey club and compete or enjoy ice hockey at leisure, participating in games with ice hockey players of all abilities.  You can sign up for a six-week Skate Hockey course at the National Ice Centre, starting from beginner grade 1 through to grade 6, before moving on to the Play Hockey course.  Learn more about Ice Hockey Lessons at the National Ice Centre.

Group Ice Skating

Ice Skating is even better with a group of friends or colleagues. Discounted rates are available for groups of ten or more, and bespoke catering options can be provided upon request.

Birthday Packages

A birthday party at the National Ice Centre is guaranteed to put a smile on your little one's face.  With their expert ice staff on hand to ensure that you have a great time on the ice and a dedicated party area in the Sub Zero cafe to enjoy your party menu, your child is sure to have a birthday party to remember.  Birthday packages are ideal for children aged between 5 and 12 and cost £14.99 per child.  The package includes one hour of ice skating, a delicious party menu, a dedicated host, birthday party selfie frame, birthday banner and downloadable party invites and three pieces of ice equipment.  Please click here for more information about Birthday Parties at the National Ice Centre.

Rink Hire

The National Ice Centre rink can be hired exclusively for corporate events or recreational ice sports activities.  For further information email our Group Sales Executive or call 0115 853 3137.

Learn to Skate at Lunch

Our new six week learn to skate at lunch sessions are a perfect way to stretch your legs and give yourself a well-deserved break from work! Advance through the levels plus enjoy an extra 15-minutes coach supervised session at the end of the lesson to practice the skills you have learnt.

We provide the skates when you get here so there’s nothing to carry, and our qualified coaches are on hand to teach you the basics with our learn to skate course.

Go back to work feeling energised and ready to take on the rest of the day, as well as having mastered something completely new!

Pre-booking is recommended to guarantee your place.


Find out what's coming up at the National Ice Centre on their website.


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All prices include skate hire

From 1st Feb 2020

Skating Family of 3


Skating Family of 4


Skating Family of 5


Under 5’s


Skating Junior Ice Skating


Skating Adult Ice Skating


Skating Seniors (over 60's)


Skating Student


Skating Weekend


Skating Active Nottingham Members


Skating Blue Light & Military


Skating Equipment


Skating Groups (over 10 people) including Schools



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National Ice Centre
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