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14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
Location: Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne
Suitable for all ages

Ice skating returns to Times Square in Newcastle city centre until 21 February 2016.

The perfect place for a spot of festive fun with friends and family, Skating@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, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There's no need to book if you're visiting with fewer than 10 people (except for Christmas Eve), just turn up and pay on the day.

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 receive a free hot chocolate per person when you visit. (Excludes Christmas Eve).

For school trips, visit our Schools Skating page.

After a whirl around the rink, visitors can make it a day to remember and head inside the Science Centre (separate charges apply). Take a trip on the 4D Motion Ride, Happy Feet - Mumble’s Wild Ride,* journey through the stars in the region’s biggest and best planetarium, and put on a lab coat and do real experiments in the Experiment Zone. You can also catch a live show in our Science Theatre, and younger children won't want to miss the Young Explorers' Zone, full of activities especially for under 7s.

Don't miss your chance to test out your gaming skills in Game On 2.0 at Life until 3 January 2016.





Companies can sponsor our ice rink to receive a range of exclusive benefits. Advertising space is also available. For more information call (0191) 243 8216.

We occasionally have to close the rink due to bad weather. Check the Need to Know section for updates, or if in doubt, call us on (0191) 243 8268.

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


Skating School Visits
14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

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

Skating and Science Centre Children's Parties
14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
£15 per person. 2 adults come free.

Bring your child's birthday party to Life and enjoy our ice rink and everything else Life has to offer, plus some special birthday extras!

Ice Rink Exclusive Hire (and optional 4D Motion Ride)
14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
£550 per hour (£650 with 4D Motion Ride)

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

10 Skating Sessions for the Price of 5
14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

10 skating sessions for the price of 5.

Rink and Ride Parties
14 November 2015 - 21 February 2016
£8.50 per person

Skate and enjoy the 4D Motion Ride.

Christmas Eve Skating
Thursday, 24 December 2015

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