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8 November 2014 - 22 February 2015
Skating sessions last approx 1 hour
Location: Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne
Suitable for all ages

Newcastle's only outdoor ice rink returns to Times Square from 8 November 2014 - 22 February 2015

Ice skating is a fun winter activity for kids and adults - and it's good for you too!

Please note: online booking is NOT available for skating (with the exception of Christmas Eve).

You can turn your skating trip into a full day out with a visit to Life Science Centre too! Take a trip on our festive 4D Motion Ride, Night at the Toy Store, from 8 November - 6 January (other shows are available outside of those dates), and explore everything else the Science Centre has to offer, including the planetarium, Science Theatre, Curiosity Zone and Young Explorers' Zone for under 7s.

Did you know you can buy ice skating tickets as gifts for friends and family? They aren't dated so the recipient can use them when it's convenient. Buy them at reception or by calling 0191 243 8223.





Get 10 sessions for the price of 5 when you book in advance.

Companies can sponsor our ice rink to receive a range of exclusive benefits. Advertising space is also available. Read our ice rink sponsorship document for more information.

For information about hiring our ice rink, group bookings and Christmas Eve Skating, click on the links below:


Skating and Science Centre Children's Parties
8 November 2014 - 22 February 2015
£13.95 per child (1 adult free with every 4 kids)

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!

Skating Group Visits
8 November 2014 - 22 February 2015

Coming in a group of 10 or more? Guarantee your slot on the ice and enjoy free hot chocolate.

Ice Rink Exclusive Hire (and optional 4D Motion Ride)
8 November 2014 - 22 February 2015
£495 per hour (£595 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
8 November 2014 - 22 February 2015

10 skating sessions for the price of 5.

Rink and Ride Parties
10 November 2014 - 13 February 2015
£8.50 per person

Skate and enjoy the 4D Motion Ride.

Christmas Eve Ice Skating 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Our open air ice rink is a great festive day out for kids and adults alike, especially if you visit on Christmas Eve! Pre-booking is recommended for skating on Christmas Eve only.

Skating@Life for Schools

School groups visiting the Science Centre can enjoy a session on the ice rink from November - February, with supervision by our qualified Ice Marshals.