We have moved!

Due to the closure of the Streatham Ice Arena for redevelopment the Werewolves will now train and play in Brixton.

The Werewolves of London Special Ice Hockey club has moved to;

Brixton Ice Arena
49 Brixton Station Road,
Brixton,
London,
SW9 8PQ,
ENGLAND

http://www.brixtonicerink.co.uk/

Why?

With the closure of the Werewolves current home in Streatham Ice Arena on the 18th December 2011, the club are relocating 3 miles away to a brand new temporary facility whilst the Streatham Hub development takes place on the site of the old rink. The new development in Streatham will include retail, housing, car parking and a new leisure centre and ice rink. Completion of the Streatham hub development is expected at the end of 2013 at which point the Werewolves will return to Streatham.

Artists impression of new Leisure centre and Ice rink in Streatham

Artists impression of new Leisure centre and Ice rink in Streatham

Artists impression of the new Ice arena in the Streatham Hub development

Artists impression of the new Ice arena in the Streatham Hub development

When?

All scheduled training sessions after 18th December 2011 will be held on the same dates and times at the new rink in Brixton.

The first training session at the new rink is on January 14th 2012

What does this mean?

Werewolves will continue as usual but at the new temporary facility. Brixton is well served by public transport but make sure you are aware of how to get there and allow any additional travel time.

The New Temporary Rink

The new Ice Rink contains a 56m x 26m sized Ice Pad, skate hire, 2 changing rooms, cafe and vending facilites, separate player benches and penalty boxes as well as a new lighting and audio system. The ice pad itself is using the latest technology to be as efficient as possible. The facility is being run by Planet Ice who also run many other Ice rinks in the UK.

Brixton Ice Arena - Looking towards player benches

Brixton Ice Arena - Looking towards penalty boxes

The Skate shop is located outside the complex between the car park entrance and exit on Brixton Station Road.

An article on the opening of the rink is available on the Lambeth website here

Further pictures from the opening day can be found here on the SSISAG website

Access to the rink is via Brixton Station Road. Entrance to the rink itself is controlled by the reception rink staff or a keycode. A green button must be pressed to unlock the door to exit.

Diagram showing layout of the rink and parking

Directions

The temporary rink is located next door to the Brixton Recreation centre in Popes Road, Brixton. Brixton is extremely well served by public transport, with a tube station, an overground station and 21 bus routes into the town centre. It is a 10-15min drive up the A23 from where the previous Streatham Ice Arena was located.

If travelling along the A23, turn onto A2217 Coldharbour Lane, go under the railway bridge and then turn left into Valentia Place. Pass under the railway arches and turn left again into Brixton Station Road. Travel along this road towards the recreation centre and the entrance to the rink is on the right hand side.

Parking

For the Werewolves session times we have an agreement that all of the spaces in the car park will be cleared prior to the sessions for the exclusive use of Werewolves families. For those who still finding parking difficult, we also have an agreement with Tesco that any parking charges will be reimbursed should the on-site parking be full. Further details of this will be released shortly.

The on-site parking for Ice rink users is Free. Staff are not allowed to park on-site so the maximum number of spaces are made available for rink users. There is provision for disabled drivers.

For teams attending ice hockey matches a coach drop-off point is already available for the recreation centre next door. A car pick-up and drop-off point is also provided at the entrance to the temporary rink, along with a dedicated car park with 23 spaces. Brixton has over 300 car parking spaces within the town centre area and an easy to use map is available to download. Parking in surrounding streets is generally controlled and charged for between the hours of 8.30am and 5.30pm and can be limited in duration (1-2hrs max).

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