About the Nottingham Lions

Founded in 2000, coinciding with the opening of the brand-new National Ice Centre, the Lions are the senior team of the Nottingham Ice Hockey Club and our commitment is to develop young players from within the club’s junior system and give them a platform to move on to a higher level in the game.


We play a thirty-six game regular season in the National Ice Hockey League’s Moralee D1 - this is the second tier of British Ice Hockey behind the Elite League playing against semi professional teams many of which are the main team within their City with large fanbases which assist with paying and funding players equipment. Should we finish in the top positions during the league campaign there is a chance to qualify for the end of season play offs. All our home matches take place at the National Ice Centre, which is located in the heart of the city centre on the site of the old Nottingham Ice Stadium.

Over the years we have had many successes both as a team and we have a track record in producing and nurturing the city’s hockey stars of the future.

The team is entirely coached and run by committed volunteers, whilst all of our players are amateurs, paying to play, either for the love of the sport or aiming towards a contract with professional club.

Professionalism is key to every aspect of the team’s operations, from the player’s conduct both on and off the ice, through to coaching, management and our media & communications.

We are keen to engage with our local community, whether it be through organising and supporting charities and fundraising events, through to visiting local schools and youth groups to promote our fantastic sport and the importance of an active lifestyle. This year we are proud to be supporting Faith In Families which is an adoption organisation based in West Bridgford, Nottingham. We will wear their 70th Anniversary company logo on our 2018-19 playing shirts.

Each team member is extremely proud to represent the city and proud to pull on the jersey continuing to work hard to spread the good name of Lions brand across the city, the county and beyond.


'A Day In The Life' of the National Ice Centre - Broadcast on NottsTV in June 2014.

Nottingham Ice Hockey Club featured from 06:23 & Nottingham Lions from 07:35.

A Day in the Life. Episode 2 from Inclusive Digital on Vimeo.