Safety nets to be replaced at Oxford Ice Rink

Published: Friday, 9th October 2015

The safety nets at Oxford Ice Rink will be replaced thanks to £15,000 of investment.

The nets surround the ice rink and protect spectators from being hit by stray pucks during hockey games.

The work will take place during 9am and 6pm from 16 to 20 November 2015.

The only public sessions that have been cancelled while the improvements are carried out are the toddlers’ sessions. These will start back as normal on Monday 23 November 2015.

There are no ice hockey matches during the week.

Oxford Ice Rink, which is in Oxpens Road, is owned by Oxford City Council and managed and operated by Fusion Lifestyle. Fusion, which is a registered charity, is making the investment.

Councillor Mark Lygo, Oxford City Council Executive Board Member for Leisure, Sport and Events, said: “It’s great that Fusion Lifestyle is investing in the future of Oxford Ice Rink.”

Richard Taylor, General Manager of Oxford Ice Rink, said: “This investment shows Fusion Lifestyle’s commitment to the development of Oxford Ice Rink.

“With the success of the Oxford City Stars, ice hockey has become very popular in Oxford and these improvements will be well received by players and spectators alike.

“If you haven’t been to an ice hockey match before I would encourage you to come along and enjoy an exciting night out.”

For more information visit the Oxford Ice Rink website.