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National Ice Centre

Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1LA
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National Ice Centre


Glide into the exciting world of ice skating at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham. Children under the age of 5 can skate for free in a dedicated Tots Zone to help them grow confidence on the ice at their own pace.

If you’re new to skating, friendly staff will teach you all you need to get started in the Warm Up Zone before you hit the ice.

Choose from a variety of fun sessions throughout week including family skate, club sessions and foam parties. A lively and fun activity to enjoy with family or friends, ice skating is guaranteed to get your body moving.

Many of Great Britain’s bright young skaters train at the National Ice Centre so you’re in good company. The National Ice Centre is home to the GB Speed Skating Team who compete in the Winter Olympics, and home to CBBC’s Ice Stars so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for speed skaters and Ice Stars on your next visit!

The Tots Zone is an area in the centre of the ice dedicated to under 5s and their parents.
Art on ice is also available so little ones can use paint pens to draw on the ice!
​​​​​​The ice equipment is free to use in the Tots Zone and benches are around for parents when it’s time for a break!
​​​​​​​The ​​Tots Zone is available on:
Fridays 5:30pm-7pm
Saturdays 11am-5pm  
Sundays 10am-12pm or 1:45pm-5pm on a first come first serve basis
Saturdays from 2:45pm

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (ages 16+) £8.50 per ticket
Citycard Holder £5.00 per ticket
Family of 3 (Minimum of one adult (18+) per party)£21.00 per ticket
Family of 4 (Minimum of one adult (18+) per party)£27.00 per ticket
Family of 5 (Minimum of one adult (18+) per party) £33.00 per ticket
Foam and Paint Parties £10.00 per ticket
Groups of 10+ (Price per person, advanced booking is required)£5.00 per ticket
Junior (ages 5-15) £7.50 per ticket
School Groups (Price per person, advanced booking is required)£3.50 per ticket
Senior (ages 60+) £3.50 per ticket
Student* £5.00 per ticket
Under 5's Free
Weekend Club Ticket (Valid for Friday and Saturday evening club nights) £10.00 per ticket

All prices include skate hire
Ice Equipment: £2.50 for the entire session**

Prices are valid for all ice skating sessions and club nights, excluding foam and paint parties
*Valid student ID is required
**Please note ice equipment is not permitted during club sessions

Map & Directions



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Family Fun
  • Groups Accepted
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - 10
  • Min group size - 1
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments available
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening - 2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Opening Hours:

Skating Timetable

Monday 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Tuesday 10am – 11:30am* / 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Wednesday 1:15pm – 2:45pm / 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday 10am – 11:30am* / 1:15pm – 2:45pm / 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Friday 1:15pm – 2:45pm / 5:30pm – 7pm Family Session / 7:30pm – 9:30pm Club Night
Saturday 11am – 2:15pm / 2:45pm – 5pm Family Session / 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday 10am – 12pm / 1:45pm – 5pm

*Subject to availability

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