Our award winning Schools Ice Skating Programme offers an exciting and motivational experience for children. Upon completion of the programme, every child receives a certificate of achievement.

Over 30,000 children have participated in the programme to-date and it is seen by the Youth Sport Trust as being an inspiring way for young people to take part in PE and sport who are not yet engaged.

To learn more about our Schools Ice Skating Programme or to book a skating session for a school group, call our Sports Development Officer on 0115 853 3064 or email


The Schools Ice Skating Programme consists of six weekly, one hour sessions. These sessions are:

  • Available from 1:15pm Monday to Friday, subject to availability
  • Available for up to 35 pupils per session
  • Aimed at all abilities; should you have children with any particular special needs we will endeavour to accommodate for all parties – please get in touch prior to your session

Cost effective transport can be provided for schools at an additional cost and upon request to the National Ice Centre, and our professional and friendly coaches are fully qualified and DBS checked.


In association with the GMB Community programme, experience a unique opportunity for school children.

The ice will be used exclusively for school groups and the visit will feature the opportunity to observe, meet and skate with the Nottingham Panthers.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday 16 January 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 24 January 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 20 March 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Thursday 28 March 2019

To book or for further information contact Matt Bradbury, Sports Development Officer on 0115 853 3064 or via email

Christmas Skating for Schools & Youth Clubs

Skate into Christmas with your class, school or youth club! We offer schools and youth clubs groups of 10+ people a fantastic discount of £3.50 each (including skate hire), and as a Christmas treat from us, teachers and club leaders skate free. Our afternoon sessions finish just before the final school bell and our evening & weekend sessions are perfect for an after-school group or youth club. Spend some time at the National Ice Centre this Christmas and experience the festive magic with our majestic Christmas tree, twinkling lights and all the best holiday tunes over the speakers. To book your school or youth club in for a festive skate, give us a call or email us below.