Cambridge Ice Arena Construction Update

Firstly, apologies for the lack of updates over the last few months – but rest assured we’ve been working flat out to get Cambridge and the region skating on great ice as quickly as possible.

The building should be handed over to Better, the operator, in the next few weeks so they can complete their fitting-out.

As has become the norm for the project, challenges have continued to arise right up to today.  However, we’re happy to tempt fate and say we’re now on top of them all.

Here’s a couple of progress photos showing the front entrance and ice pad under construction.

Nearly there for a summer opening – proof that good things come to them that wait!

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Two decades in the making, the Cambridge Ice Arena is now a reality.

Located adjacent to the Newmarket Road Park ‘n Ride, just three miles from the city centre, the venue will be accessible to all.

This website gives you the chance to get involved. Let us know if there are any activities or training and development programmes that you would like to see provided.

For all the latest news, please visit the Progress section.

What the Cambridge Ice Arena Will Bring

Central Location

Located on a site just three miles from the city centre with excellent transport links.

Green Design

Leading-edge tech. Sustainable materials. Short building program.

The Cambridge Ice Arena is a community-led initiative.

The venue will incorporate the very latest advances in design and technology so you can enjoy world-class facilities regardless of whether you are training, competing, spending time on the ice or spectating. The ice rink will provide a home for local and university teams as well as offering a range of activities for users of all ages and abilities that includes ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating and more.


Play on a full-size pad in front of up to 600 spectators.


Designed for figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating and curling.


Space for up to 500 skaters at any one time.


Column-free sight lines, a cafe and an entertainment area.