Christmas 2023 at the National Ice Centre

November - January

We’re very excited to reveal our Christmas events and festive skating sessions for this year! 

You can meet Santa, skate with our festive friends and enjoy lots of fun themed parties! Santa’s Grotto and our Christmas Light Switch On is now available to book!

Winter Family Fun Day – 4 November
Join us at our Winter Family Fun Day for a day of entertainment! ⛸️🙌

Christmas Light Switch On – 25 November
Be the first to skate in our Christmas themed rink as we officially launch Christmas skating at the National Ice Centre🎄✨

Festive Characters Skate – 2 December
🎄 Skate with our festive characters at this very special session 🎄

Christmas Film Skate – 21 December
🧝 Visit the Motorpoint Arena and National Ice Centre this Christmas and skate around the main arena rink to the well-loved festive film, Elf 🧝

Great Santa Skate – 22 December 🎅
Don’t miss out on the chance to join a troop of Santa’s on the ice this Christmas. All in aid of Cash for Kids.

🎅 Santa’s Grotto – 9 – 10, 16 – 17 & 21 – 24 December 🎅
Come and meet Santa at our magical grotto! This is your chance to talk to the man himself about what you’d like for Christmas and you’ll leave with a special gift!

Princess and Superheroes Party – 30 December
👑🏰 ✨ Calling all princesses and superheroes across the land…we’re hosting the most magical skating party of all time! ⚡🦸🦸‍♂️

Winter Wonderland, Old Market Square – 7 November – 31 December
Our friends over at Winter Wonderland have an exciting Christmas planned including an ice bar, sur la piste and altitude ski bars, plus more!

The rest of our Christmas activities are coming soon! 
Keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels.

Christmas Events Timetable

Christmas Skating Timetable