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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. The Life team will miss you! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. In the meantime, stay safe. For any queries, email us:

The Science Speakeasy event scheduled for Tuesday 1 December has been cancelled. We're sorry for any disappointment. We hope to reschedule this event at a later date, so if you'd like to hear about that and future events for adults at Life, sign up to our adult events mailing list:

Life Science Centre will not be running its outdoor ice rink this year due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Read the full statement >

Due to the Government-imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed.

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New Year's Eve Skating

Key info...

This event is no longer running

Skating for New Year's Eve is now fully booked

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10.00am - 6.00pm

Set aside: approximately one hour (includes time to fit skates)
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
Set aside: approximately one hour (includes time to fit skates)
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Skating for New Year's Eve is now fully booked
Event details

Fancy a skate on New Year's Eve?

Start your New Year's celebrations early with a skate on our open air ice rink. It's a great way to blow away those Christmas cobwebs for a fresh new start!

Upgrade to attend our New Year's Eve party 

We’ve got the Christmas period all wrapped up with a festive take-over in the science centre and outdoor skating. Upgrade your New Year's Skate ticket to a Super Saver to visit the science centre while you're here and make a day of it.

Start the party early - and wear the kids out - at our New Year's Eve family special in the science centre.

  • Open air ice rink.
  • Winter skies in the Space Zone.
  • Christmas coding and crafts in the magical Making Studios.
  • Experiments and demos with a festive twist.
  • Bubble disco and fancy dress competition.

Please note: Super Saver tickets are not available to buy online. Tickets can be upgraded to Super Saver tickets when you arrive at Life Science Centre.

Visit our Skating page for general information on our outdoor ice rink in the centre of Newcastle.

Read our skating safety information to make your visit enjoyable and fuss free >
Terms & Conditions
Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.
Terms and conditions
  • Sessions last for approximately one hour.
  • Tickets are valid for the time and date only and are non- transferable or refundable. Late comers will not be admitted.
  • Booking/time slot applies to named parties only; if additional friends/family accompanies you on the day, they will have to join the queue. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee there will be space for additional skaters on the day.
  • Sometimes we have to close the rink because of bad weather. If this happens, we will do our very best to reschedule your visit to a date of your choice; sorry but no refunds will be given. 
  • Skates are provided; you are welcome to use your own skates but we can’t offer a discount if you do.
  • Children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink.
  • As little ones aged 4 and under need more supervision, adults should have no more than TWO children of this age with them on the ice.
  • Children aged 12 and under must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch from the viewing platform if they prefer).
  • As space on the viewing platform is limited, it is reserved for parents and guardians supervising their children.
  • Sorry but if you leave the rink and hand in your skates, you will have to buy another ticket to skate again.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse entry.
Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms & Conditions as set out on the Life website.
It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date stated upon them. 
On arrival at Life, the following will be required:
  • Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate claimed (such as NUS card or Annual Pass card) for each person to be admitted under the ticket. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.

  • The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).

No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.
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10.00am - 6.00pm

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Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.

If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.

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New Year's Eve Skating
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