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Ice Skating

12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Location: Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne
Ice Skating
The ice rink will close at the earlier time of 8pm on Fri 16 Dec, last skate is at 7pm. Sorry for any disappointment. Suitable for all ages

12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

The perfect place for a spot of festive fun with friends and family, skating at Life is a must on your festive check list! Grab your mates and head down to Life where the ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There's no need to book if you're visiting with fewer than 10 people (excluding Christmas Eve), just turn up and pay on the day.

Make a day of it by visiting our Science Centre while you’re here (separate prices apply) - experience the 4D Motion Ride* showing Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ – The 4-D Experience, our amazing planetarium, live theatre shows and a range of exciting hands-on exhibitions.

Bringing a group of 10 or more? Call our bookings line on (0191) 243 8223 for group offers and to book. Book in advance to take advantage of our special group rate.

Want to secure your place on the ice on Christmas Eve? Book your tickets online >




Companies can sponsor our ice rink to receive a range of exclusive benefits. Advertising space is also available. Call us on (0191) 243 8282 for more information.

*For safety reasons, you must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.



Ice Age and Skate Christmas Parties

Enjoy a skate on our outdoor ice rink, the 4D Motion Ride and a delicious festive feast.

10 Skating Sessions for the Price of 5
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

10 skating sessions for the price of 5.

Skating and Science Centre Children's Parties
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
£15 per person. 2 adults come free.

Enjoy a skate on the ice and explore Life Science Centre too!

Skating School Visits
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

School groups can experience the thrill of a session on our open-air ice rink.

Ice Rink Exclusive Hire (and optional 4D Motion Ride)
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
£550 per hour (£650 with 4D Motion Ride)

Hire our ice rink for one hour's private skating for up to 100 people.

Skating Group Visits
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

Coming in a group of 10 or more? Book in advance to guarantee your slot on the ice.

Newcastle College Skating Offer
14 November 2016 - 17 February 2017

Newcastle College students can skate for just £4.99, Monday to Friday.

Friday Night Skate
18 November 2016 - 16 December 2016

Get ready for the weekend with a Friday Night session on Life’s ice rink, complete with live DJs from Newcastle College!

Santa Claus at Life
£4.00 for Santa's gift

Our favourite fella in the red suit will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Life.

Christmas Eve Skating
Saturday, 24 December 2016

Fancy a festive skate on our outdoor ice rink? It gets busy, so book your place online in advance!

Valentine’s Day Skate
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
£10 per couple

Baby it’s cold outside - so here’s the perfect excuse to snuggle up and grip on to the one you love.