The Nottingham Panthers are an ice hockey club based in Nottingham, England. They are currently members of the Elite Ice Hockey League. The modern day Nottingham Panthers were formed in 1980, and were named after a club of the same name that existed between 1946 and 1960. In 2006 the Panthers are celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of ice hockey's arrival in the city. They play their home games at the National Ice Centre just east of Nottingham city centre. Until 2000 the team played at the Ice Stadium which stood on the same site as their current home.
The Panthers are one of the most financially stable and best supported ice hockey clubs in the United Kingdom. They have played at the highest level of British ice hockey throughout their history and are the only team who were founder members of the British Hockey League's Premier Division in 1983 who continue to hold membership of the top flight league. Despite this the Panthers have a near legendary reputation of being frustrated losers. The modern club has never succeeded in winning a league title in a drought dating back to 1956 (or 31 playing seasons) and their sole Championship came in 1989. The club have been stronger in cup competitions, winning the Autumn Cup on six occasions and the Challenge Cup once.