The National Ice Centre boasts a great range of facilities and services to make your visit extra memorable.

You can find out more information about the NIC by visiting our Accessibility, FAQs or Contact Us sections.


Before you hit the ice you’ll need one essential item – your ice skates!

Pick up your skates from the Skate Hire counter, located next to the ice rink on Level 1. We have over 1,500 pairs of skates in a variety of sizes from child size 5 to adult size 15.

If you’re new to skating, join us in the Warm Up Zone, located next to the lift on Level 1. Here you’ll be provided with all the information you need before you step onto the ice.

You can also buy your own skates from our Ice Locker store, which is located on Level 2 by the main entrance.

Ice equipment, lockers, gloves, socks and hats can all be purchased at Skate Hire.


Our fun ice equipment characters are available for children who require assistance with their first steps onto the ice.

Penguins, snowmen, reindeer, ice scooters, bananas and seals are available to hire for £2.50 for the entire session. 

Snowmen and penguins are suitable for older children or adults.


Keep all your belongings safe while you’re on the ice by storing them in one of our lockers.

Lockers are located within Skate Hire at a charge of 50p (by purchasing a token from one of the machines). Larger lockers are also available at a charge of £1 – look out for the £1 stickers on the front of the lockers.


Warm up in our rink side café and enjoy a great selection of food and drink after your skate!

We offer free WiFi in Sub Zero café. Plug sockets for laptops and mobile phone chargers are also available.

Opening times:

Monday and Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday - Sunday: Open 8am to 9pm


Ice Locker is the UK’s largest Ice Sports store, and it’s located right here at the National Ice Centre!

Ice Locker can be found in the main foyer on level 2, and products can be purchased online via the Ice Locker website. 

Ice Locker stocks clothing and equipment for most ice sports, including skates, sticks, helmets and gloves. Skate sharpening, boot stretching, blade and skate fitting, equipment fitting, and heat moulding services are also available.

It is the official club shop for the Nottingham Panthers and is also home to the UK’s only Bauer Pro Store.


We have three cash machines at the NIC, two in the main foyer on level 2 and one outside on Lower Parliament Street.

Please be aware these machines charge for cash withdrawals.


The National Ice Centre has accessible toilet facilities and baby changing units within easy reach of the ice rink, as well as a dedicated Changing Places facility.

This facility is located on level 3 and is accessible via the main foyer lifts. The room includes a mobile height adjustable changing bench, ceiling track hoist system and plenty of space to operate safely. The facility is available between the hours of 9am and 11pm. For those that require a RADAR key, please contact our Box Office team in the main foyer.

Find out more about accessibility at the National Ice Centre