7 reviews of National Ice Centre in English
Came to skate, see ice hocky games (brutal!) and not to see acts (although they always looked cool - I know Snoop Dogg and Gary Barlow performed there - not together), a really cool and big skating rink, I know they have a disco night :D
This is an excellent Ice centre for skating and a great venue to see live bands and the Nottingham Panthers.
There is more than one ice rink and there are skating lessons as well as public skating sessions. The prices are reasonable.
There is skate hire available and a cafe to get food from. There are enough toilets, vending machines and lockers around the place.
The centre is easy to get to by bus and not far from car parks.
There is a shop inside selling Nottingham Panthers gear.
Lots of great bands visit this centre and you from lots of queues inside and wait till the arena has opened. They have lots of places to buy merchandise and food and drinks.
Overall a great centre with everything under on roof. From Concerts , Disney on Ice , River dance and the Nottingham Panthers what more could anyone ask for ? Friendly staff cleanish public areas are also part of this big set up. The ice Centre ( side ) of the Nottingham ice centre is ok , planned out ok . Its large and great fun for the skaters amongst us. The other side of the Centre is the Trent FM arena where concerts are held. No onsite parking which is a huge down side. The public transport finishes with about 5 minutes walk wherever you come from. So not ideal for all. Car Parking is a few minutes walk but be prepared to stand and queue for a long time to pay for your parking and leave if you park in the nearest car park.
I recently visited here to watch Lee Evans perform on his stand up comedy tour. The place is a great venue and there were no long lines for entry and even at the bar it was not overly busy, as they had plenty of them and plenty of staff behind them.
When we started taking our seat it quickly dawned on us that we were sat up in the heavens right at the back, definitely not a place for those with virtigo! But despite being so high up I can say that the view is still very reasonable. There are large screens behing the stage and that means that no matter where you sit you should still get a decent view.
Apart from the actual gig that I went to see this place is used for a whole host of events. Obviously it is here for ice skating and home to the Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team. But it also has the masters 5-a-side football each year, many bands come here to play and so on.
Well located with plenty of easy access via bus and parking is not too far away in a multi storey car park.
This is a great place to go to watch shows, watch the ice hockey or go skatting yourself. The price to go skatting your seld is resonable for saying that skate hire is included and it is cheeper if you have your own skates. The fasilities are good as there is a small cafe,lockers,toilets and vending machines. The ice rink is a resonable size but it can get busy at the weekends. They do hole events like foam parties which makes it a bit more fun for the kids but it does cost abit more when these are on. The hole ice centre is vert clean and look modern overall . I would recomend any one to visit here wether they can skate or not as it is a laff and a great opertunity to meet new people and exersize at the same time !!
The national ice cetre, located on Parliment st in Nottingham, is open to the public most weekends, and weedays for ice skating sessions. There are sessions for beggins, and general public open events where you are free to scate as much, or as little as you wish. There is scate hire avalible, and the cafe has lots of seating for spectators, freinds and family. The national ice rink used to be used for both ice scating, and matchs for the nottingham panthers, however an new extention was added at a later date, and this now accomodates the public scating rink, the other used for the nottingham panthers, and covered over for concerts.
The National Ice Centre is open to the general public outside training hours, and it is a great ideat to take advantage of this. While it might be a little pricey, your rented skates are includeed in the price for entry, and you can stay as long as you want. There are lockers downstairs that you can lock your shoes and coat in, a few vending machines and toilets.
Skating itself can be a tricky business, and it’s quite physically demanding if you’re new to it, but once you get the hang of it it becomes just quite a lot of fun. Note: the rink can be a very popular pastime, and the crowds make for a very poor quality ice after a while. So try to come in early to make the most of your ice skating session.
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