We are in the process of refreshing our skating timetable and branding with changes coming into effect from 4th December 2017.

From 4th December, there will no public skating sessions on Monday evenings. Public skating sessions over the weekend will be extended, and we’re introducing a new Friday afternoon skating session (5:30pm-7pm).

A dedicated area in the centre of the ice during the new Friday afternoon skating session (5:30pm-7pm), and during weekends will help pre-schoolers grow confidence on the ice at their own pace.

Skating prices have been simplified and there will no longer be peak and off-peak prices. Children under the age of five will be free and skate hire is now included in all ticket prices.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers who might regularly attend skating sessions. However, the changes will enable us to continue to bring you world-class leisure facilities and allow new people to access and enjoy ice skating.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact


For the first time ever, you can have Brunch with Santa!

Our Brunch with Santa experiences will take place in our Encore Bar & Grill restaurant, where youngsters have the chance to eat, spend some time with Santa, receive a gift, and take to the ice afterwards to skate amongst the twinkling lights and Christmas tree!

Face painters will also be on hand to turn little ones into princesses, elves and reindeer!

Brunch with Santa will be available on 16, 17, 23 and 24 December priced at £12.50 for adults and £15 per child, and is available to book now via or via 0115 853 3137. Please note the Brunch with Santa experience cannot be purchased on the day and will need to be pre-booked.


Join us for our New Year UV Paint Parties at the National Ice Centre on Friday 29th December!

Are you ready to glow in the dark? We’ve got two UV Paint Parties to choose from…

Our New Year Family UV Paint Party is great messy fun and laughs for the kids, whilst at our evening New Year Paint Party, we’ll be turning down the lights, aiming the paint guns and turning up the music!

New Year Family Paint Party – 2.30pm – 5pm 

New Year Paint Party – 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Skating prices start from £7.50 for juniors (aged 5-15) and £8.50 for adults aged 16+.including skate hire. Under 5s are free. Family passes are available from £21 for a family of three.

Festive food and drinks will be available and seasonal treats can be enjoyed in the Sub Zero café before, during or after skating.

Pre-booking will be available soon! 

UV Paint Party Tips
 Here’s a few thing you will need to know to prepare for the UV party…

  • You’re going to get covered in paint so please don’t wear your best clothes or favourite items. You can buy cheap white or fluorescent clothing (it’ll look great under UV lights) or simply anything you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • If you have long hair, we recommend you tie it back
  • Be sure to bring some clean clothes to wear after the party
  • Please wash your hands and arms before leaving the venue – we advise you wash the paint off as soon as possible after the event.
  • We recommend you bring a towel or wet wipes to clean yourself after the party and bring a spare change of clothes as you will be wet.


We will be carrying out scheduled maintenance upgrades from 7pm – midnight on Tuesday 29th August 2017.

During this time the National Ice Centre website will be temporarily unavailable and you won’t be able to access it.

The website will be back up and running as usual from midnight on Tuesday 29th August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you need any information or assistance during this time, please email or call 0843 373 3000.