National Ice Centre Nottingham
A Celebration of Winter Sports Excellence opens at
Nottingham's National Ice Centre.
On Tuesday 9th November 2010 an exhibition that
celebrates Nottingham's rich winter sports heritage and Olympic
connections opens at the National Ice Centre.
The exhibition is part of the Our Sporting Life
nationwide series that will culminate in the largest ever
exhibition of British sporting heritage with its final display
being in London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Opening at Nottingham National Ice Centre on Tuesday 9th
November 2010, the exhibition, like the others happening around the
country, will highlight how sport has shaped the country, its
communities and people. It features the story of the UK's
role in the Olympics, from its early days through to the current
developments leading to the 2012 Games. There is an opportunity for
everyone to get involved as Our Sporting Life wants to hear your
sporting memories via their website www.oursportinglife.co.uk.
The National Ice Centre exhibition of Our Sporting Life will
also focus on Nottingham's winter sporting excellence, and will
feature stories, articles, images and background information about
some of the personalities, clubs and events that have been
connected with Nottingham over the years.
Geoff Huckstep, Chief Executive at National Ice Centre,
said: " We're delighted to be showcasing the exhibition at the NIC.
It's great to be able to highlight the range of winter sports we
offer here and some of our fantastic athletes taking part in
them. This exhibition really brings to life our city's rich
ice skating heritage and I hope the public will enjoy finding out a
bit more about Nottingham's sporting life."
Highlights from each exhibition will become part of
the largest ever exhibition of British sporting life and heritage
which is to be held in London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
Games. Objects and stories from the nations and regions will
be joined by icons and treasures from our national sports, such as
the Ashes Urn, Calcutta Cup, and the football from the 1966 World
Cup Final to name a few.
Our Sporting Life is developed by the Sports Heritage
Network and in the East Midlands is funded as part of the Igniting
Ambition Cultural Olympiad programme, by Renaissance East Midlands,
the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, the Legacy Trust and
is part funded by the European Union, with support from the
National Ice Centre.