Christmas 2020 at the National Ice Centre
With Santa's Grotto
We might have to do things a little differently this year but as a COVID-Secure venue, we’ll still host an exciting array of festive events! Here’s a taster of what we’re going to bring you…
Visit Santa in his Grotto
Social distance guidelines will apply but Santa will still make this a magical experience for your little one.
Relaxed Skating & Parent & Toddler Parties
We’ve missed being able to bring you our Relaxed Skating Sessions so we’re delighted to confirm we’re planning some for Christmas. Set within a quiet and calm environment, with no music or flashing lights and low level lighting, the sessions are perfect for those who would benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere – including those with a learning disability, an autism spectrum condition, or sensory and communication disorder. We’re hoping to host some Parent & Toddler Christmas parties too!
Enjoy a Christmas meal in our Spotlight Bar & Restaurant
We have a delicious Christmas menu so you can enjoy a festive meal in your bubble of up to six within the Spotlight Bar & Restaurant. Friday & Saturday nights from 27 November to 20 December 2020.
Book a Panthers backstage tour
We all need our ice hockey fix… it’s been a long time. While the Motorpoint Arena isn’t hosting events, now is the perfect time for a snoop around! Very soon you’ll be able to book a Panthers tour and view the dressing rooms, check out the penalty and players’ benches, operate the time clock and video scoreboard and step onto the ice for an iconic photo in the centre of the ice in the main Arena …with a few surprises thrown in along the way! This is the perfect tour for Panthers fans so check back soon for full details and dates.
Skate in a Christmas themed Motorpoint Arena with blue festive ice, live music and a non-alcoholic bar in the centre of the ice
Yes, you read that correctly – a non-alcoholic bar in the centre of the ice! Good huh! We’re super excited to bring you this one as we believe it’s a first for a UK ice rink. View our new blue ice with rainbow heart logo which we’ve dedicated to NHS and care workers here. More details on the live music coming soon…
Under current COVID restrictions, all of our events can take place with households of up to six people and with limited capacity so book ahead in confidence to guarantee your activity. Full refunds will be given if further COVID restrictions prevent your event going ahead.