JOINT-STATEMENT REGARDING DELAYED RE-OPENING OF ICE RINKS

We have to unfortunately advise that following recent discussions between various ice sport stakeholders and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that ice rinks are not able to reopen on 25th July 2020.

DCMS have stated that in one of their pieces of guidance published by the government on 10th July 2020 there was an error referring to ice skating.

DCMS have reviewed and approved the Return to Rinks document published in conjunction with partners from across the ice sport sector.

This outlines how rinks can safely operate with social distancing in place in line with industry guidance and making ice venues covid-secure.

We are anticipating an imminent announcement from the government which will approve rinks opening and are working to support this at the earliest opportunity.