In celebration of 2015’s summer of sport, VisitEngland has launched the search to find the country’s true ‘Home of Sport’, and we’d love for you to back ice skating and vote for the National Ice Centre!
To vote for us, upload a photo of the National Ice Centre (inside or outside) to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HomeofSport. Include a snappy sentence on where you are, and why we’re the best sporting spot in England.
Your nomination will appear on the sports wall at englandhomeofsport.com and could win a prize in the process! Entries close on 31 August 2015.
So, if you think we’re a great sporting venue and you love to skate here, please nominate us as your personal Home of Sport!
Further information can be found here.
Over the past five weeks our food outlet on level 1 has been closed in order to carry out refurbishment work. The transformation has been a dramatic one with new interior, decoration, opening times, a new bar and a new name! Ice Breakers will now be known as…drumroll please… Sub Zero!
The best bit of all is that Sub Zero is now an enclosed space so spectators will be much warmer as they watch their loved ones and friends on the ice.
Further benefits and changes include:
-A raised floor with an accessible ramp so you’ll have a great view of the skaters from the comfort of Sub Zero
-Oak benches and long communal tables giving Sub Zero a relaxed and friendly feel
-New bar area so you can enjoy an alcoholic drink as you watch the skating action (please note we operate a challenge 21 policy)
-New extensive menu with hot and cold food items and gluten free options
-Menus displayed on large digital boards
-New slush machine, new Barista coffee machine producing high quality coffee, and a new vending machine which can be used when Sub Zero is closed (perfect for those early morning starts when you need a hot coffee to wake you up!)
-Extended opening times
-Card payments are accepted so you don’t need to worry about having change
-Open 7am till 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays
To celebrate the opening of Sub Zero, we’re offering 30%* off food from Tuesday 30 June to Thursday 2 July 2015. As we have a new menu, bar area and new members of staff at Sub Zero, the discount is a thank you for bearing with us as we settle into things. We’re also looking for customer feedback during this trial period before our grand opening on Friday 3 July, if you have any feedback please do let us know!
The T&D café on level 2 will now be closed from 5pm on non-event days but Sub Zero will be open. On Arena event days, the T&D café will be open to Arena event ticket holders only.
*Please note, 30% off is on food only. It is not available on alcohol.
Draught beer will not be available at Sub Zero until August.
New Sub Zero opening times
Monday – open 1pm closes 3pm. Open 4pm closes 9pm
Tuesday – open 4pm closes 9pm
Wednesday – open 1pm closes 3pm. Open 4pm closes 9pm
Thursday – open 1pm closes 3pm. Open 4pm closes 9pm
Friday – open 1pm closes 3pm. Open 4pm closes 9pm
Saturday – open 7am closes 9pm
Sunday – open 7am closes 9pm
We all know skating is a great way to get fit, but did you know that you can burn over 350 calories just by lightly skating for an hour, with competitive skating burning up to 1080 calories per hour!
Join our six week course W/C 22 June and we’ll try and help you achieve your goals, whether you want that summer beach body, to have fun or stay healthy!
People of all ages and abilities can join the course, you could be a complete beginner or you might be looking to refresh your skating memory! The course costs £49.50 for children (aged 5 – 15) and £55 or adults (aged 16+). The price includes group skating tuition by our world-class coaches, a free public session before or after your skate each week as well as skate hire.
To book your place, visit Ticketing & Customer Services, call us on 0843 373 3000 or find out more information here.
On Saturday 27 June (11:15am-2pm) we’re running a free taster session for boys and girls aged between 4 and 11 years old giving them the chance to try figure skating giving your child the potential to join the ETS Junior Figure Skating Academy!
Figure skating is an Olympic sport in which individuals, pairs or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging moves on ice. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner through to local, national and international level.
Children aged 6 years and under do not need any previous skating experience. Our expert coaches will be on hand to provide tuition, information and guidance.
Click” here”:http://www.national-ice-centre.com/events/listings/ets_junior_figure_skating_academy_taster_session for more information or to book a place on this FREE taster session