National Ice Centre National Ice Centre

National Ice Centre

Bolero Square, Nottingham, NG1 1LA, United Kingdom | 0843 373 3000 | Website

Venue Description

The National Ice Centre (NIC) is the UK’s first twin ice pad facility and centre of excellence for ice sports. The NIC comprises of two Olympic size ice rinks, (one of which is located in the Motorpoint Arena). The biggest ice sports store in the UK, Ice Locker, is also situated here. The NIC is used as a training base by many of Great Britain’s bright young skaters. It is home to the GB Short Track Speed Skating Squad and the oldest and most successful ice hockey team in the country, the Nottingham Panthers. There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities every day, from quieter family or toddler sessions to disco sessions. Nottingham has a long tradition of ice skating stretching back many years. Olympic and World Champions Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean trained at the NIC for many years before and after their incredible win at the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics, where they became the highest scoring ice dance skaters of all time.


At the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham we do our utmost to ensure that neither by action nor inaction, will any individual or group be reasonably excluded from any activities, facilities or services we offer. The venue is easily accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties and accessibility needs. We work closely with ‘Attitude Is Everything’ who improve disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a charter of best practice in the UK. We were awarded Gold level of the Charter of Best Practice in September 2013.

Accessibility Guide

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Access Statement

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Accessible Performances

A hearing assistance system is installed within the main arena bowl for customers with a hearing impairment; this is accessed via an infra-red headset available from the Box Office during events. Please note customers will be asked to sign out a headset to be returned at the end of the show to a member of staff. Infra-red hearing assistance systems are also installed in our conference suites located on levels 3 and 4 of the venue, information on this service will be provided upon booking, with our sales staff. For further information please contact Box Office.

Awards List

Attitude Is Everything GOLD award Credability accessible venue accrediation Access card registered


The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham has accessible toilet facilities within easy reach of any location inside the venue, as well as a dedicated Changing Places facility. We were the first Arena in the UK to benefit from new facilities to ensure the venue is accessible for all. Located on Level 3 of our venue and accessible via the main foyer lifts,


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COVID Precautions

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The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Read
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Access Statement

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