The National Ice Centre is an impressive shiny replacement for a tired old rink that used to be located in Nottingham. Inside, it has two Olympic sized rinks, one for public skating and one which is used for shows, concerts and Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey games. Nottingham is the home of the world famous ice dancers Torvill and Dean and they began skating roughly on this site. They have also skated many times on the current rinks and you can skate here too with public sessions available daily. Whilst you’re in Nottingham check out what shows are on here too as it’s not unusual to find international music stars holding their concerts.
Public skating takes place daily but times do vary. There are usually two or three skating sessions per day and public skating is available most evenings. Standard ice skating costs £6.50 per person but reductions are available at other times for the ‘Skate and Save’ sessions (2015 prices). Skate hire costs £2. To check out the available sessions for skating, click here: Skating Times & Prices. Even if you don’t fancy skating, it’s worth visiting the venue just to see the Torvill & Dean costumes which hang in glass frames in the main atrium.
This building is also known as Capital FM Arena or Nottingham Arena when being used for concerts, boxing and shows. We’d also recommend a Nottingham Panthers ice hockey game too if you’re looking for a sport with lots of adrenaline! The Panthers are one of Britain’s top teams, regularly scooping the Challenge Cup. The NIC is also home to the GB Short Track Speed Skating Squad.
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: National Ice Centre (Capital FM Arena), Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1LA
Tel: +44 115 853 3000
Tel (non-geographic): 0843 373 3000
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