Lee Valley Ice Centre

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Lee Valley Ice Centre

The Lee Valley Ice Centre is situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park in London, England. Figure Skating, ice hockey and public skating sessions are all available at Lee Valley Ice Centre.

Public Skating[edit]

Lee Valley Ice Centre has public skating year round, seven days a week. [1] Disco sessions occur every Saturday at 20:30 and birthday parties can be booked for the morning and afternoon session on weekends.

Private Hire[edit]

Hiring can be done by contacting the centre directly on a case-by-case basis.

Synchronised Skating[edit]

There are currently five synchronised skating teams training at Lee Valley Ice Centre, adult (Orion), elementary (Stardust), juvenile (Supernova), preliminary (Phoenix), and mixed age (Aura).[2]

Ice Hockey[edit]

The Lee Valley Ice Centre is home to the Lee Valley Lions, an amateur side competing in the English National Ice Hockey League. It used to also be home to the London Racers, who competed in the top-level British Elite Ice Hockey League. The London Racers controversially withdrew from the British Elite Ice Hockey League after the club decided that the rink was not safe enough for "elite" level ice hockey. This was not backed up by any official report and was highly disputed by the park authority.[citation needed] It is thought[by whom?] the safety "problem" was used as a smokescreen to mask the team's financial problems[citation needed]. The Lee Valley Lions and the Junior programme continue to the current day.

Additional information[edit]

The music video for Sugar Coated Iceberg by The Lightning Seeds, which featured on their 1996 album Dizzy Heights, was filmed inside Lee Valley Ice Centre.[3] Dancing On Ice rehearsals are also occasionally filmed inside Lee Valley Ice Centre.

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Coordinates: 51°33′49″N 0°02′41″W / 51.5636°N 0.0446°W / 51.5636; -0.0446