Where is Dancing on Ice filmed?

Everything you need to know about where the ITV skate show is filmed...


Dancing on Ice is back on ITV in 2019, with a whole new batch of brave-but-possibly-foolhardy celebrities taking to the ice.


The series has it all for fans – Jason Gardiner sniping at contestants, Phil and Holly warmly reunited, and, you know, Gemma Collins doing the splits to Beyonce.

But with a purpose-built ice rink to maintain and film in, the work behind the scenes on Dancing on Ice is more complicated than you might think.

Here’s everything you need to know about where Dancing on Ice is filmed.

Where are the Dancing on Ice live shows filmed?

Gemma Collins on Dancing on Ice (youtube screenshot)
Gemma Collins on Dancing on Ice (youtube screenshot)

When the show first launched in 2006, Dancing on Ice was filmed on the George Lucas Stage at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire.

Elstree is also the home of EastEnders, Strictly Come Dancing and the now-cancelled Big Brother.

In 2011, the show briefly moved to Shepperton Studios in Surrey, the studio home of films such as Atonement, The Da Vinci Code and Guardians of the Galaxy. For the show’s all-star run in 2012, it moved back to Elstree.

However, when the show was revived in 2018, a purpose-built rink at RAF Bovingdon, Hertfordshire was built, which is where the live shows are now filmed.

Can you skate where Dancing on Ice is filmed?

James Jordan, Dancing on Ice (ITV screenshot)

Unfortunately, no. The ice rink is only for the live shows. However, if you would like to go and watch the celebrities perform live, tickets are free.

Tickets are allocated randomly, and you can apply for a maximum of two tickets per person. Go here for further details and to fill out the application.

Where do the celebrities train for Dancing on Ice?

Throughout the week, the 12 celebrities practice their skating in a series of ice rinks and leisure centres all across the country.

Below is a list of where you might catch a famous face practising during the week.

  1. Romford Everyone Active

    Romford, East London

  2. Sobell Leisure Centre

    Islington, London

  3. Queens Skate

    Queensway, London

  4. Slough Everyone Active

    Slough, Berkshire

  5. Altrincham Planet Ice

    Trafford, Greater Manchester

  6. Gillingham Planet Ice

    Gillingham, Kent

  7. Blackburn Planet Ice

    Blackburn, Lancashire

  8. Bradford Ice Rink

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

  9. Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre

    Streatham, South West London


Dancing on Ice continues Sunday at 6pm on ITV

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