A unique filming location in the heart of Nottingham

Best known as the training rink for Olympic Gold medal winners Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean in the 1980s, the National Ice Centre offers a unique filming opportunity for production companies, vloggers and social media influencers.
As one of the most famous ice rinks in the UK, the National Ice Centre has been featured in numerous adverts, prime time TV shows, YouTube and music videos, and vlogs. The National Ice Centre is home to the Speed Skating Performance Team, many of whom compete in the Winter Olympics, so you’re in excellent company. Contact us today to discuss your ideas and requirements.

Key Features


Located in the centre of Nottingham


Olympic sized ice rink


Arena with a capacity up to 10,000


Unique history 


Experienced ice sports and PR team


Rink side space


Private room hire available


Backstage parking


On site cafes and restaurants

knife and fork

Catering facilities available on request

For any filming and media enquiries, please contact us via email.  

Our Filming Highlights

CBBC's Ice Stars

A three-part documentary series following the highs and lows of a group of young ice skaters at the National Ice Centre.

Olympic Flame Gala

In 2012, we had the honour of the Olympic Flame passing through our venue. We hosted Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean who, in a world first, performed with the Olympic Torch on the ice in an event which attracted media from across the globe.

Freeze: Skating On The Edge

A documentary series for BBC Three uncovering the fiercely competitive world of figure skating, featuring National Ice Centre skaters.

2022 Olympics and Winter Olympic Games Watch Parties

Watch parties for national breakfast TV media with live interviews and Triple Olympic Gold Medalist Ed Clancy OBE, Olympic Silver Medalist Shelley Rudman, and Olympic Silver Medallist Kye Whyte in attendance.

Prince Harry Visit

In November 2016, national media covered a very special royal visit as we welcomed Prince Harry to the venue to catch up with Coach Core sporting apprentices.

Team GB Podcast Recording

In series two of the Relay podcast, comedian Rhys James learnt how to speed skate with European Silver Medallist Short Track Speed Skater Kathryn Thomson at the National Ice Centre. 

ITV's DNA Journey with Torvill & Dean

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean set off on a quest to unearth secrets from their past, featuring the National Ice Centre.

Come Dine With Me: The Professionals

Set in Nottingham with scenes filmed at the National Ice Centre, Annie's Burger Shack took on The Wine Room City and The Lobster Pot to see who would win the grand prize.

YouTuber LadBaby

As part of his New Year’s resolutions, we welcomed LadBaby Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne to the ice in 2019. They had pledged to learn a new sport and documented their first taste of ice skating for their YouTube audience of over 1.8 million subscribers.

Vlogs and YouTube Videos

Gymnast and Olympic bronze medal winner Nile Wilson was challenged by The National Lottery to learn how to speed skate at the National Ice Centre with athletes Branden Marshall and Ethan Treacy.

We've also coordinated filming and media opportunities for:

BBC’s The One Show
BBC’s Blue Peter
ITV’s Dancing On Ice
BBC Breakfast 
Channel 5 News