It’s back for 2020 – Dancing on Ice has arrived with a whole new batch of brave-but-possibly-foolhardy celebrities taking to the ice.
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?
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?
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.
How do you get tickets to watch the live shows?
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.
Romford Everyone Active
Romford, East London
Sobell Leisure Centre
Slough Everyone Active
Altrincham Planet Ice
Trafford, Greater Manchester
Gillingham Planet Ice
Blackburn Planet Ice
Bradford Ice Rink
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Streatham, South West London
Dancing on Ice launches Sunday 5th January in 2020 and continues every Sunday on ITV.