After Nottingham’s final performance of Dancing On Ice The Final Tour yesterday evening, the National Ice Centre is celebrating Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean as they have made more appearances at the venue than any other performer in the National Ice Centre’s history.
The venue is proud to have hosted Nottingham’s Torvill and Dean more than 30 times during their career, including the official opening of the National Ice Centre, The Royal Gala to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the Gala to commemorate the Olympic Flame and Torch Relay visiting Nottingham ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In addition to this, the Dancing On Ice live show has visited the venue 27 times, seeing celebrities and professional skaters perform alongside Torvill and Dean to over 135,000 fans.
To celebrate last night’s occasion Geoff Huckstep, Chief Executive of the National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena, greeted the pair with gifts and thanks for their support ahead of their Dancing On Ice performance.
Geoff said “Jayne and Chris are an asset to Nottingham and the National Ice Centre, our venue wouldn’t be here without them. This may have been the last performance of Dancing on Ice but Torvill and Dean are always welcome at their home from home.”
The Capital FM Arena and National Ice Centre have purchased brand new spectator netting as part of the venue’s continued investment into facilities and safety equipment.
Next week, the venue will install NHL approved black netting which complies with all the statutory ice hockey authorities and is in use in the majority of NHL venues, including the Joe Louis Arena (home of the Detroit Red Wings) and TD Bank Garden (home of the Boston Bruins).
Geoff Huckstep, Chief Executive, Capital FM Arena and National Ice Centre said: “The NHL tested the safety mesh for impact on spectators and television cameras. They found that black absorbed the light better than white and was less of a distraction overall, hence our decision to install the black netting.
“The more observant of fans may notice the change in netting but we can assure fans that this new netting will not affect visibility.”
The new netting will be in place ready for the Playoffs on 5 & 6 April 2014.
Want to banish boredom during the school holidays? Brushing off the cobwebs this spring? Or perhaps just hoping to spend time with family and friends over the long weekend?
Look no further than the National Ice Centre’s jam-packed schedule of skating sessions; there’s something for everyone of every age, whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pro!
We have Public Skating Sessions every single day of the school holidays. You can see the full schedule here.
Want to bring the little ones? Check out our Easter Family Session on Wednesday 16 April, suitable for all ages and abilities. We’ll have on-ice equipment in the form of our friendly penguins and seals to help little ones with their first steps on to the ice. Or why not try one of our dedicated Parent & Toddler Sessions? The sessions are for children aged 18 months to 5 years and run all year round.
Or perhaps you just want to hang out with your mates while school’s out? As well as our usual Friday and Saturday night disco sessions, we’ll be holding an extra Easter Disco Session on Wednesday 16 April. Our DJs will be playing all the latest tunes with lights down while you show off your skills.
And that’s not all… it wouldn’t be Easter without an Easter Skating Party! Head down to the Public Skating Rink from 1.15pm on Friday 18 April for top tunes, Cadbury giveaways and Easter fun! The session is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Are you an aspiring figure skater or ice dancer? Come along to our Junior Figure & Ice Dance Clinic on Tuesday 15 April for on-ice and off-ice classes with international coaches. The session is suitable for under 13s who have passed Skate UK Level 7. Bookings are being taken now!
But don’t worry if you’re only starting out on the ice… sign up to our Easter Skate UK Intensive Course and brush up your skills with our NISA qualified coaches. The intensive course fits a six-week Skate UK Course into just three one-hour sessions over three days from Tuesday 15 April. Perfect for getting active this Easter!
There really is no excuse not to get your skates on this Easter at the National Ice Centre!
For more information on any of these sessions or courses, go online, call 0843 373 3000 or visit us at National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
Panthers season tickets for the 2014/15 season go on sale from 9am on Monday 24 March 2014 for season ticket renewals and new customers, click the picture on the right for all the pricing details.
If you are an existing season ticket holder, you have plenty of time to renew! You have until 9pm on 29 May 2014 to renew your current seats.
For the 2014/15 season we will be processing individual customers as individual orders on our ticketing system. Each family group will be placed into one order in the name of the paying customer.
From 9am, Monday 24 March, tickets will be available to purchase in person from NIC Ticketing & Customer Services, via the phone on 0843 373 3000 or by post. You may find the easiest way to purchase your season ticket is to renew or book by post or by handing in your booking form at Ticketing & Customer Services. Forms can be found at the NIC, or ask a member of our Ticketing & Customer Services Team for a form. We will not be taking bookings or renewals online.
Season tickets will be available to collect from the NIC only, from 9am, Monday 4 August 2014 and we advise you collect your season tickets as close to this date as possible.