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) is an ice rink, in the city of Kingston upon Hull, England. It has a capacity of 3,750 people. The Hull Arena, commonly known by local people as the Hull Ice Arena is popular with local people for ice skating as it is the only ice arena in the area that is open to the public with the next local ice rink being located in Grimsby and Doncaster. Ice Skating is very popular with the teenagers of Kingston upon Hull with the Arena getting large attendances on its Disco sessions, especially on its Friday Disco, this gets around 800 people to the session alone. The Hull Arena also holds a freestyle Dance off During its Disco sessions where the best skaters are allowed to show off their skills in front of the attendees.

The Hull Arena is also known as a great concert venue and many big names have headlined at the Hull Arena over the years.

It has an Olympic sized rink of 60 metres (200 ft) x 30 metres (98 ft).[1]

Ice Hockey 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.

Concerts 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 and Ed Sheeran.

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

Boxing 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.

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