You’ve fed the monkeys at the zoo, learned to swim at the local pool and tried out the swings at the park and now you can lace up your skates at the National Ice Centre!

If you’re looking for a new activity to enjoy with your little ones, then why not try one of our Parent and Toddler Sessions?! Children aged between 18 months and five years (smallest skate size is a child’s size 5), can take part in a fun activity that can help build their confidence and increase their co-ordination. Our expert coaches will be on the ice with you and your youngsters, along with on-ice equipment, so they will be encouraged to learn through play in a safe environment.

This gives you the perfect chance to join in your child’s development and experiencing the thrill of skating with them, after your session you can relax in our T&D’s cafe bar overlooking the rink to watch others skating. You may even see some of the world class figure skaters, Great Britain speed skaters or the GMB Nottingham Panthers practicing (schedule dependent).

To be added to the parent and toddler email database to find out about special offers and activities please contact Ticketing & Customer Services on 0843 373 3000.


Tuesday 1.15 – 1.45pm
Friday 1.15 – 1.45pm – New!
General public session continuing until 2.45pm.

Sunday 10 – 10.45am

To book a Parent & Toddler Session in advance, call Ticketing & Customer Services on 0843 373 3000 or visit us at National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.

We recommend that you arrive 20 minutes prior to the session you are attending. Please note that during school holidays the normally scheduled sessions may not take place. Visit the ice schedule or contact Ticketing & Customer Services on 0843 373 3000 for further information.


Price includes 1/2 hour lesson, skate hire for both parent an toddler and access to the general session.

£6.50 parent and child
£3.50 additional child
£3.50 additional adult
£5.50 nursery groups (minimum 5, must be pre-booked)

On-Ice Equipment

On-ice equipment is available on Parent & Toddler sessions to help your little ones with their first steps onto the ice. Find out more about on-ice equipment here.