Hull Arena

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Hull Arena
Ice Arena, Kingston St, Hull - geograph.org.uk - 258656.jpg
Former names Humberside Ice Arena
Location Kingston Park
Kingston Street
Hull
HU1 2DZ
England
Owner Hull City Council
Operator Hull Leisure
Capacity 3,150 (seating), 3,750 (standing)
Website
www.hullcc.gov.uk/hullarena

Hull Arena (originally Humberside Ice Arena and known locally as the Hull Ice Arena) is an ice rink, in the city of Kingston upon Hull, England. It has a capacity of 3,750 people. Ice skating is popular with local teenagers, especially its Friday Disco, which sees around 800 attendees and features freestyle dance offs. The Hull Arena is also a concert venue and many big names have headlined at the Hull Arena over the years.

It has an Olympic sized rink of 60 by 30 metres (197 by 98 ft).[1]

Events[edit]

The Hull Arena was the home of all ice hockey teams within the city including the Elite League club Hull Stingrays who played games most weeks at the Hull Arena with most games being held on a Sunday Night. The current tenants are Hull Pirates.

The Arena hosts boxing events for the Matchroom Boxing promotions stable with Hull boxers Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle headlining fights on 2 November 2013 and 22 February 2014. It was previously used to hold such events in April 1997, March 1998 and June 1998 with boxers including Paul Ingle, Clinton Woods, Howard Eastman and Scott Harrison taking part in bills at the arena.

The arena also played host to the WINMAU World Masters 2011 Darts.

The arena has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including Arctic Monkeys, Faithless, Keane, Kings of Leon, Lostprophets, Morrissey, Oasis, Stereophonics, Biffy Clyro, All Saints, Robbie Williams, Ed Sheeran and The Libertines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hull Ice Arena". National Ice Skating Association. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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Coordinates: 53°44′14″N 0°20′37″W / 53.737300°N 0.343500°W / 53.737300; -0.343500