For those wanting a calm and quiet atmosphere when stepping in their skates, the National Ice Centre will be hosting new Relaxed Skating Sessions, with no music or flashing lights.
Starting from February, they 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.
The first session will take place on Friday 22 February 2019, from 5.30pm to 7pm. They are open to all but designed for those who may find ice skating that little bit more challenging.
No matter your age and ability, or whether you’re visiting as a family or individual, the Relaxed Skating Sessions will create and encourage an atmosphere where all guests feel safe and in-control, and able to exit the ice with ease at any time.
The music will be turned off within the venue and the adjoining Sub Zero café, and the lighting will be kept to a standard 200-lux setting, with no disco or flashing lights.
The Tots Zone, an area in the centre of the ice dedicated to under 5s and their parents, will be in use throughout with free equipment available to use.
Standard on-ice equipment will also be available to hire for older guests, as well as sledges for those with mobility issues.
The sessions will take place from February on a monthly basis and standard skating prices apply. If the sessions fall upon an event night at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, a quiet exit will be designated for skating to use upon leaving.
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Tickets are available to pre-book now and prices include skate hire. Tickets can be pre-booked here:
Under 5s Free
Juniors (5-15 yrs) £7.50
Adults (16+ yrs) £8.50
Tickets can also be purchased in person on the day at the National Ice Centre and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Box Office.
The National Ice Centre can be found at Bolero Square, Belward Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LA. For more information, visitor call the Box Office on 0843 373 3000.
Further dates to be confirmed.