Our friends, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be here signing copies of their autobiography ‘Our life On Ice’ on Saturday 11 October from 12pm.
When Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean collapsed to the ice at the climax of their routine to Bolero in the 1984 Winter Olympics, the judges could find no fault, awarding them 12 maximum scores of 6.0, while 24 million viewers watching at home in Britain simply looked on in amazement. Suddenly, we were all experts in figure skating, and we wanted to know more about the couple at the heart of it all.
Despite intense interest in them, Torvill & Dean kept their lives private, with many still wondering if the pair were really a couple. They turned professional and would eventually spend eight years working on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, but still much of their story remained unknown.
Now, in Our Life on Ice, Torvill & Dean finally open up about the challenges they have faced and the pressures of life in the public eye: Jayne speaks candidly about her struggle with husband Phil to start a family, while Chris reveals the heartache in his family story. And of course, there is the skating, and the stories about what inspired their famous routines, and what the pair hope to achieve in the future as they approach their fortieth anniversary working together. It is the book their millions of fans have been waiting to read.
Further details on the event will be communicated closer to the time.
Terms And Conditions
Access to this signing is on a first come, first served basis. We advise customers to purchase their books from WHSmith Victoria Centre, Nottingham prior to arrival at the National Ice Centre as only limited copies will be available for sale at the venue. Books must be purchased from WHSmith. Proof of purchase may be necessary.
Over the last few weeks we have lost the hot summer weather and instead we can feel winter slowly creeping in! Fear not because you can shelter from the storms and have fun by skating at the National Ice Centre.
Whether you want to Learn to play Ice Hockey or Speed Skate there is something for everyone at the NIC! With the end of summer holidays now finished, we have picked out our activities to keep the little ones entertained.
Skate UK Tots
We have a special Skate UK course just for young children – Skate UK Tots is for under 5s who want to take part in a fun and structured six week ice skating course. Our NISA Qualified Coaches will take your little ones from learning to stand on the ice to fully fledged skaters! Skate UK Tots has four levels to progress through. Each of the six week courses will cost £35 and take place on Sunday 8.15-8.45am. Visit our website here to find out more!
Parent & Toddlers
Our parent and toddler Summer School Holiday Sessions have landed! Children aged between 18 months and five years, 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. Want to find out about times and prices, just head here to our website.
Other Upcoming Courses:
Looking for classes designed at teenagers and adults, here are our other upcoming courses:
Learn to Play Ice Hockey – 6 week course 15 September & 27 October
Learn to Speed Skate – 6 week course 17 September & 29 October
Courses can be booked by calling 0843 373 3000 or at Ticketing and Customer Services, National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA
If you’ve ever enjoyed a cuppa in our T&D café or munched on a hotdog along the concourse you may have spotted the ‘We Aim to Delight’ promotion – the catering team ask for your feedback in return for the chance to win £50!
The promotion is managed by our catering partner, Levy Restaurants UK, who arrange the promotion at several establishments up and down the country but just last month, we had a winner right here in Nottingham!
Panthers fan Lisa Hollingworth won £50 just a few weeks ago, here’s how she took the news: “My husband and I have been coming to the Arena for years. We are Panthers season ticket holders and regular event goers so come along with our three children and regularly eat from the concourse bars.
“Over the past few years, we have noticed a great improvement in the food offering and we saw one of the invitation cards next to the till to feedback our great experience. I took one, went on the survey online which took about five minutes to complete and was really easy.
“I was shocked when I found out I’d won, the money will nicely go towards our spending money on our next holiday. I definitely recommend that others fill in the survey!”
James Jordan, General Manager for Levy Restaurants UK, Nottingham said: “Customer feedback is very important to us. The ‘We Aim to Delight’ survey captures feedback from our customers first hand and we use this information to review and make any necessary changes to our operation. The positive feedback is also used to engage and reward our team members which I feel is important.”
Have you eaten at the Arena on the concourse or in the T&D café and fancy winning £50? The survey itself is simple to use and takes no more than five minutes to complete. Simply visit www.weaimtodelight.com, type in the invitation code 72526 and follow the instructions to complete.
Invitation posters can also be found around the arena and invitation cards can be found at the till points in the T&D cafe, Ice Breakers and the arena bars.
On August 17th, the Nottingham Tiger Cubs (U12 yrs) played in the first junior tournament here for over a decade.
As always it was a ‘nail biting’ close game which ended with The Tiger Cubs beating Sheffield 2-0. It took a little while to settle in to the second game, but the score line ended Chelmsford 2 Nottingham 8.
The Tiger Cubs then played against Dundee , who were looking for revenge after losing to the Cubs in the final of their own tournament earlier this year. It did not go Nottingham’s way and Dundee took the points.
As Dundee and NTC led the league table it meant that they were to meet again in the final, it did not start well and Dundee were leading 2 nil going into the final period.
The home crowd really got behind the team and after some magic words from the coaches, The Tiger Cubs went on to put on an amazing display of tenacity, hard work and pure brilliance, which led them to a stunning victory of 6-2, making them the winners of The Nottingham Valentina Cup.
Well done to the Nottingham Tiger Cubs!