Wales National Ice Rink

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Wales National Ice Rink

The Wales National Ice Rink (WNIR) was an ice rink in Cardiff, Wales. It was the former home of the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team. The WNIR was opened in 1986 and was demolished in September 2006.

In April 2006, the final ice hockey game hosted at the location was a special "End Of An Era" game featuring former Devils players against the 2005/2006 Devils squad. The facility later closed to leisure skaters in June 2006.

Jess Russell owned the Wales National Ice Rink until the later part of 2005.

Following the closure, the temporary Cardiff Bay Ice Rink was constructed within the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, for use until a permanent replacement facility is provided.

Development of the new permanent rink design is due to start in late September 2010, and work is due to begin in early 2011, subject to planning, with the ice arena to be completed by February 2012. Planet Ice will run the rink as well as design and build it.[1]

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Coordinates: 51°28′39″N 3°10′25″W / 51.477621°N 3.173719°W / 51.477621; -3.173719