Originally opened in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II and located in the heart of Billingham town centre stands Billingham Forum Ice Arena. This historical town landmark, which was reopened in 2011 after extensive redevelopment, is home to the North East’s premier Ice Arena. Forum Ice Arena welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and offers a variety of ice sessions to suit all types of skating abilities.
Billingham Forum’s Ice Arena is home to local ice hockey heroes Billingham Stars and Cleveland Comets, as well as our very own figure skating club, Billingham Ice Skating Club, who perform a variety of shows throughout the year including our annual ice pantomime every Christmas! Don’t worry though, you don’t have to be a skating pro to enjoy everything we have on offer. From competent skaters to those are more ‘Bambi on ice’, Forum Ice Arena encourages and welcomes all!
Enrol in our Learn to Skate programme where you can enhance your skills and learn everything you need to be confident on the ice, dance the night away at our Friday Night Pulse sessions or attend a Simply Skate session with the whole family. We also offer a friendly and welcoming disability session called SNAPS, which is perfect for those who require additional support on the ice. SNAPS (special needs activities with parent support) have been supporting families and encouraging everyone to enjoy fun activities for over 20 years. Head over to their website for more great activities or visit our access for all page to find more activities across all Tees Active venues.
Check the timetable and slide on over to Billingham Forum Ice Arena. We’ll provide the skates and stability aids should you require one, just bring a sense of fun and wrap up warm – it gets a bit chilly in here!
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Children under 3 skate for free
Hire a penguin or snowman to help little ones stay on their feet
Skate hire is included with all family tickets
Lessons available to help you develop your skills on the ice
If you’re looking for something a little different to keep the kids entertained, Tees Active is home to some of the area’s best loved leisure destinations. No matter what time of the year it is, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained indoors and outdoors!
Primary school children in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees can now attend Tees Active HAF 2021 activities with parents in attendance! Find out more about how your child can access free activities here.
Tees Active’s Super Summer 5 week programme, commencing on the 26th July, will provide over 1000 places per week and will provide children the opportunity to get active, make friends and have a healthy packed lunch.
Tees Active’s Glastonbury Swim Challenge saw our community swim the equivalent of Glastonbury’s epic perimeter and one lucky swimmer win a £75 Ticketmaster gift voucher!
Statue of Liberty swim challenge was Tees Active’s first swim challenge since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and saw our swimmers celebrate their freedom!
More activities return to Tees Active venues from Monday 17th May – including public ice skating, GoClimb and fitness classes! Find out more.
Saturday 1st May sees the return of Tees Active’s infamous swim challenges! Join us in celebrating our freedom as we come out of the UK’s third lockdown by swimming up the Hudson River NYC and around the Statue of Liberty.
Water Babies Tees Valley is celebrating the recruitment of its 1000th swimmer.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.