Ice Skating at Life Science Centre

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Embrace Festive Joy at Life's Open-Air Ice Rink! Step into a winter wonderland as Life Science Centre's open-air ice rink returns to Times Square, welcoming skaters of all ages and abilities.

The enchanting ice rink reopens on Saturday, 11 November, and the Life Science Centre welcomes you to share this seasonal delight with family and friends!

Experience a winter wonderland with even the promise of a little snow in Times Square for the return of Life's ever-popular ice rink - the only open-air ice rink in Newcastle and Gateshead this Christmas, and a perennial favourite for families looking for a festive day out.

Make magical memories this Christmas at Newcastle's popular family attraction, Life Science Centre with a visit to their outdoor ice skating rink in Times Square.

Ice Skating Sessions: Let your inner skater shine during hour-long sessions (including 45 minutes on the ice, allowing time for skate fitting). Guarantee your spot by booking your ice skating tickets online prior to your visit -with open hours from Monday – Sunday, 9:30 am till late (availability dependent)!

Please note that between 22-24 December, special admission fees apply.

Skate Confidently: Skate rental is included in the ticket price. Feel free to bring your own skates, although discounts for personal skates aren't available.

Secure Your Belongings: Lockers are accessible at the reception for a small fee. Keep in mind that all belongings, including shoes, are left at your own discretion.

Dress Comfortably: Stay warm and dry with suitable attire – waterproofs, hats, and gloves are recommended. Pack extra socks and a change of clothes just in case. Need gloves or socks? The Life shop has got you covered!

Wheelchair Access: Life Science Centre ice rink warmly welcomes visitors in wheelchairs, especially during quieter times like early weekend sessions. If it's not too busy, the team can provide foot grips for caregivers. Feel free to contact at 0191 243 8210 before your visit. Carers enjoy complimentary admission.

Skating Etiquette Tips:

  • Children aged 9 years and under must be accompanied on the ice by an adult.
  • Skaters aged 10 – 12 years should have adult supervision, either on the ice rink or from the viewing platform.
  • Planning to bring young skaters under 1.2 metres tall? Consider renting skating aids for £5.00 on the day (subject to availability).
  • Kindly note that space on the viewing platform is limited and reserved for guardians overseeing their young skaters.

Create Unforgettable Moments: Elevate your experience with super saver combo tickets, bundling ice skating with a visit to Life Science Centre. For group bookings of 20 or more, including special celebrations, reach out to the team at (0191) 243 8223. The booking line operates Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Capture the enchantment of the season and forge cherished memories with your loved ones at Life Science Centre's captivating open-air ice rink. Reserve your ice skating adventure now and immerse yourself in the spirit of the Christmas holidays!

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