The Cambridge Ice Arena is now closer to becoming a reality than ever. With construction due to start in summer 2017 and the project due for completion by spring next year, this permanent, world-class venue will be located beside the Newmarket Road Park ‘n Ride, just three miles east of the city centre.

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Two decades in the making, the Cambridge Ice Arena is now very close to being launched.

Planning permission has been granted, the site is secured, operator negotiations are concluded, the design is well developed and the supply chain is in place. Located just three miles from the city centre, the venue will be accessible to all.

The project is funded by a £3m donation and £1.85m loan from South Cambridgeshire District Council. Negotiations for the small amount of outstanding funding are advancing with other donors. However, there is still a small gap to be filled.

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. To make a donation, please get in touch.

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. The vast majority of funds are now in place but we still need your help to reach our target of opening the doors by April 2018. To make the donation that could turn this vision into reality, please click the button.



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.