The Cambridge Ice Arena is a community-led initiative. It will bring a world-class ice facility to eastern Cambridge that will be enjoyed by millions and inspire generations of athletes.
The long opening hours and daily operation will allow users to enjoy the venue in a way that suits their lifestyle. Situated adjacent to the Newmarket Road Park ‘n Ride, it will offer outstanding parking facilities and excellent public transport links to and from the city centre.
By becoming the home for local sporting teams, including ice hockey, figure skating and short track speed skating, the Cambridge Ice Arena will positively reinforce the identity of the city and region.
Bespoke training and development programmes will be put in place to meet local, specific need.
There will also be an array of activities created so the facility serves the diverse organisations on its patch. From keep fit for the over 50s to skating for tots, there will be something for everyone.
The building will offer full disabled access. Specific programs for disabled users will be put in place.
Relationships with local schools will be cultivated, linking educational programs with local ice specialists such as the British Antarctic Survey and Scott Polar.
It is intended that ice-related bursaries will be created to help dedicated local youths fulfil their potential.
It is also hoped that the Cambridge Ice Arena will become home for many recreational clubs. Special offers and discounts will be available to encourage social and sporting use.
The Cambridge Ice Arena will bring employment opportunities and revenue to the area. The profile of eastern Cambridge will also be raised to enhance the location’s standing as a gateway to the city.