Oct 16 2015

Newcastle’s outdoor skating rink opens 14 November

newcastle-ice-skating-timesIt’s time to start practising your best skating moves, as Newcastle’s only outdoor ice rink is set to return to Times Square next month! Life Science Centre is busily preparing for this year’s rink, which opens to the public at 10.00am on Saturday 14 November.

Life’s ice rink has become something of a Geordie institution over the years, and is guaranteed to get visitors feeling festive! The team at Life build the rink from scratch, and test it meticulously to ensure that it is perfect before the first eager visitors arrive.

Novice skaters can relax, as Skating@Life has a team of experienced Ice Marshalls who are there to keep an eye on visitors, and guide them around their first wobbly steps on the ice. With a little help from these friendly staff, guests will soon be gliding around the rink like professionals!

Skating@Life is open every day during this period except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, offering visitors plenty of opportunity to get to grips with the ice. Christmas Eve skating is always a hugely popular festive event, and so this is the only day that must be booked in advance at to ensure a spot on the rink.

Happy Skating!

Date: 14 November 2015 – 21 February 2016

Venue: Times Square (just outside Life Science Centre), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP.

Opening times: Mon – Thurs: 10:00am – 8:00pm, Fri: 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sat: 10:00am – 8:00pm, Sun: 11:00am – 6:00pm.

Ticket prices: Family (1 adult + 3 children OR 2 adults + 2 children): £24.50, Adults: £8.50, Children (aged 5 – 17): £6.50, Children (aged 4 and under): £5.50, Concessions (OAP, student or unwaged): £7.50


Please note: children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink. Children aged 10 – 12 must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch from the viewing platform if they prefer).

Special Offer – Groups of 10 or more can book in advance to receive a free hot chocolate per person when you visit. Call the Life Bookings team on  (0191) 243 8223.