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Ice Skating

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 who 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!

Create your own Frozen adventure at the North East’s coolest ice arena!

“So much to do! I often forget how good this place is every time I go I think – you should come here more often!”

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“We visited the rink with our children and it was just as much fun as we remembered. Would highly recommend and visit again”

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Under 3's go free

Children under 3 skate for free

Stability Aids

Hire a penguin or snowman to help little ones stay on their feet

Skate Hire

Skate hire is included with all family tickets

Learn to Skate

Lessons available to help you develop your skills on the ice

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