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ROCKIN’ AROUND THE RINK THIS CHRISTMAS AT THE NATIONAL ICE CENTRE
Thu 27 November 14

Skate into Christmas at the National Ice Centre this December and enjoy a festive skate, whatever the weather.

GMB Nottingham Panthers Head Coach Corey Neilson and Assistant Coach of the Great Britain National Team, Rich Strachan will open the first Christmas session on Saturday 29 November 2014 at 10am. Plus, if you come along to the opening, you might spot a GMB Nottingham Panthers player or two!

The National Ice Centre’s Christmas experience will run from 29 November 2014 to 5 January 2015 and will feature a giant Christmas tree and lots of festive lights. Plus, with a large Olympic sized ice rink, there’s plenty of room to skate along to Christmas music with friends, family and colleagues. Prices start from £6 for adults and family passes are available from £25 for a family of four, including skate hire.

Festive food and drinks, including Rudolph’s gingerbread latte, will be available so customers can enjoy some seasonal treats in the T&D café or Ice Breakers before, during or after skating.

Exciting skating events taking place throughout the festive period include:

Skate with the Nottingham Panthers session on Wednesday 17 December (7:30pm – 9:30pm)
Disabled Inclusion Christmas Party on Monday 22 December (12-1pm)
Parent & Toddler Christmas Party on Tuesday 23 December (12-1pm)
Ice Prince & Princess New Year’s Party for Parent & Toddlers on Friday 2 January (12-1pm)
New Year’s Foam Party on Friday 2 January (7:30pm-10:30pm)

For further information check out the Christmas pages on our website, call 0843 373 3000 or visit in person at National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham.

Please note there will be a £2 spectator fee for people to watch their friends/family skate from the side of the rink over Christmas. This will be payable on the day.

Visit the National Ice Centre this December come rain, sleet or snow for a magical Christmas skating experience!

This year, Capital FM Arena Nottingham and the NIC have some amazing prizes to giveaway in the run up to Christmas. Promoted via the venue’s social media channels, people will be given the chance to win a prize every day through December in the run up to Christmas. Follow Capital FM Arena on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram and look out for the #CrimboCountdown hashtag from 1 Dec, which will see the venue giving away thousands of pounds worth of prizes including tickets to top arena events, merchandise, hotel stays, meals out in some of Nottingham’s finest restaurants and much more.

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TEAM NOTTINGHAM IS SUCCESSFUL IN BID TO WIN THE PEOPLE’S MILLIONS!
Wed 26 November 14

A Nottingham project aiming to tackle childhood obesity and inactivity has won £50,000 of Big Lottery funding.

A public vote orchestrated by ITV’s People’s Millions took place on Monday 24 November and proved to be successful for the Team Nottingham partnership made up Nottingham’s six professional sports clubs’ charitable arms and Leeds Beckett University.

Team Nottingham is an innovative partnership of charities linked to the city’s six élite sports clubs who will work together to tackle the dangerous rise in childhood obesity and inactivity across Nottingham. Partnering up are the National Ice Centre, Notts County FC Football in the Community (FITC), Nottingham Forest in the Community, Trent Bridge Community Trust, Nottingham Rugby and Beeston Hockey Club.

The partnership formed in response to their ability to engage and motivate people through sports and physical activities and their combined track record of effective health projects.

As Nottingham is the 20th most deprived local authority in England, children are more likely to become overweight with less access to physical activities. Approximately one in three children of Nottingham’s children are overweight and almost 50% do not reach the recommended target of 60 minutes activity every day. Obesity and inactivity are significant factors in the future physical and mental health of Nottingham’s children. Both issues have an impact on children’s ability to play, their fitness, social inclusion and confidence, among other issues. Research demonstrates that being overweight as a child means people are more likely to develop life threatening conditions as an adult. People who are overweight are more susceptible to CVD in adulthood, as well as illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes. Being fit and healthy as a child sets individuals on a path for a longer life expectancy.

As a result of the difficulties local children face, Nottingham’s six clubs will address these important issues head on and use the city’s strong sporting heritage and famous sports brands to transform lives. Combining healthy eating workshops and a wide range of fun sports coaching and physical activities, Team Nottingham will have a huge impact across the city thanks to the public’s support which allowed them to secure this funding. Professional sports coaches will act as role models who children can relate to and will be able to help them make the right life choices. Team Nottingham will engage and motivate 840 people next year, improving their lifestyles and increasing the amount of activity they do.

To tackle obesity there are three factors that need to be addressed: diet, exercise and education. Team Nottingham’s project brings together all three aspects and will strive to improve diets and lifestyles as well as increase activity levels.

Tim Hatton, Senior Manager at FITC and representative for Team Nottingham is thrilled to have won the vote and for Nottingham to receive the money for their efforts, saying: “We’re so glad so many people from all over Nottingham got behind the vote and supported us on social media. We’d like to thank all of those who were involved in the media campaign and especially a big thank you to everyone who voted. The money received from The Big Lottery and People’s Millions will be used to deliver a new project to tackle childhood obesity in Nottingham. Team Nottingham will now be sitting down together to develop a plan of how best to incorporate all of the sports we can offer and each clubs’ expertise. Together we want to lower the rate of obesity in Nottingham and increase the amount of physical activity people take part in.”

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TEAM NOTTINGHAM VS OBESITY
Mon 24 November 14

We’ve partnered with the City’s sports clubs and Team Nottingham and have been short-listed to the final few projects with a chance of winning £50,000 today.

Team Nottingham is an innovative partnership of charities linked to the city’s National Ice Centre and five élite sports clubs who will work together to tackle the dangerous rise in childhood obesity and inactivity across Nottingham. Partnering up are the National Ice Centre, Notts County FC Football in the Community (FITC), Nottingham Forest in the Community, Trent Bridge Community Trust, Nottingham Rugby and Beeston Hockey Club.

The partnership formed in response to their ability to engage and motivate people through sports and physical activities, and their combined track record of effective health projects.

As Nottingham is the 20th most deprived local authority in England, children are more likely to become overweight with less access to physical activities. Approximately one in three of Nottingham’s children are overweight and almost 50% do not reach the recommended target of 60 minutes activity every day. Obesity and inactivity are significant factors in the future physical and mental health of Nottingham’s children. Both issues have an impact on children’s ability to play, their fitness, social inclusion and confidence, among other issues. Research demonstrates that being overweight as a child means people are more likely to develop life threatening conditions as an adult. People who are overweight are more susceptible to CVD in adulthood, as well as illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes. Being fit and healthy as a child sets individuals on a path for a longer life expectancy.

As a result of the difficulties local children face, the National Ice Centre along with Nottingham’s five sports clubs aim to address these important issues head on and use the city’s strong sporting heritage and famous sports brands to transform lives. Combining healthy eating workshops and a wide range of fun sports coaching and physical activities, Team Nottingham will have a huge impact across the city if the public supports them by voting on the day so they secure this funding. Professional sports coaches will act as role models who children can relate to and will be able to help them make the right life choices. If they win, Team Nottingham will engage and motivate 840 people next year, improving their lifestyles and increasing the amount of activity they do.

To tackle obesity there are three factors that need to be addressed: diet, exercise and education. Team Nottingham’s project brings together all three aspects and will strive to improve diets and lifestyles as well as increase activity levels.

Tim Hatton, Senior Manager at FITC believes the project is of great importance to the future of Nottingham’s children, saying: “This project will not be a success without the community’s help. We’ve worked in partnership with local childhood obesity experts and professional clubs to design this effective, targeted project. Team Nottingham want people to pick up the phone and vote for us on Monday 24 November. We want to use sport to give children a chance and have the best start so they can lead normal lives. We want to make them fitter and less overweight which will impact on their lives at home and at school, making them happier children.”

The telephone number to call today is XXXXXX and votes can be cast until midnight.

To get involved visit Team Nottingham’s social media sites, where you can show your support and spread the word today!

Tweet @TeamNottm or visit facebook.com/TeamNottingham using hashtags #ImVoting and #TNVO

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ICE DANCING COMPETITIONS & RESULTS
Wed 12 November 14
Coach Sophie with Ellie O'Connell & Joshua Tarry

NIC skaters have been busy competing in international competitions in Latvia & Germany this month.

Here’s how they got on:

Volvo Cup in Riga, Latvia

Charlie Parry-Evans – 14th place in the Senior Men’s category
Joshua Brown – 6th place, achieving a personal best and moving up to 3rd place in the National ranking based on highest score obtained in Junior Men’s competition during the 2014/15 season
Rebecca Gillespie – 8th place out of 44 with a personal best, achieving 1st place in the Advanced Novice Ladies National ranking
Alexandra Kunova (representing Slovakia) – 18th place achieving the European Figure Skating Championship qualification points

NRW Ice Dance Cup 2014 in Germany

Ellie O’Connell & Joshua Tarry – 7th place out of 12 with a personal best, achieving 1st place in the Basic Novice Ice Dance National ranking

Well done to all our skaters. They performed well with most achieving personal best scores whilst competing against athletes from top winter sport nations!

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