A trip to Planet Ice, Brixton – upcoming ice hockey matches, family skating and Brixton’s old roller rink

Wolves versus Statesmen ice hockey match, Brixton Ice Rink, Sat 12th January 2013

On the weekend we took a trip down to the Brixton Ice Rink – or Planet Ice as they like to call themselves – and enjoyed a lively ice hockey game between the Streatham Night Wolves and the Statesmen.

Wolves versus Statesmen ice hockey match, Brixton Ice Rink, Sat 12th January 2013

Admission was free and it was great to see the sport being played in the heart of Brixton – it’s an exciting game to watch, although the rules were a bit baffling at first.

Inside the stadium, the crowd was rather modest and the facilities for visitors was fairly rudimentary, with just a couple of vending machines and perhaps seating for 60-80 people.

See a full match report on our sister site, urban75: Streatham Night Wolves versus Statesmen ice hockey match, Brixton Ice Rink, Fri 11th Jan 2013.

Planet Ice: open to Brixton skaters

Planet Ice, Brixton - ice hockey battles, family skating and Brixton's old roller rink

Controversially built on the site of the old multi-storey car park on Brixton Station Road, the 56m x 26m rink opened in January 2012 and will serve as the temporary home of Streatham’s ice skating and ice hockey teams for two and a half years while Tesco’s dodgy Hub project is being built.

The rink is open seven days a week and offers skating sessions from £4 – £9, with family deals available - see the full pricing details on their website.

Brixton’s old roller rink

Brixton Roller Rink - memories from the late 1950s

It’s not widely known but Brixton once had a popular Roller Rink, which was situated on Effra Road, and served the community for over half a century.

Our sister site urban75 tells the story, and there’s some fascinating feedback from some skaters who used the rink in the 1950s: Brixton Roller Skating Rink – memories from the late 1950s.

Competitive matches at Planet Ice

Planet Ice, Brixton - ice hockey battles and family skating

The stadium hosts a total of three adult hockey teams – the Streatham Chiefs, the aforementioned  Night-Wolves and the semi-pro Streatham Redskins who are currently residing in a rather lowly position in the National Ice Hockey League South Division 1.

Here’s the remaining home fixtures for the Streatham Redskins 2012/13 season.

Entrance on the night costs £8.00 for adults and £5.00 for kids/OAPs.

Sat 19 Jan Streatham v Romford – face off 17.30
Sun 27 Jan Streatham v Solent – face off 18.45
Sat 2 Feb Streatham v MK (Cup) – face off 17.30
Sun 3 Feb Streatham v Wightlink – face off 18.45
Sat 9 Feb Streatham v Invicta – face off 17.30
Sun 24 Feb Streatham v Wightlink (Cup) – face off 18.45
Sun 3 March Streatham v Bracknell – face off 18.45
Sun 17 March Streatham v MK – face off 18.45
Sat 23 March Streatham v Romford – face off 17.30
More info on fixtures and admission prices here.

More info: 

Brixton Ice Arena
49 Brixton Station Road
Brixton, SW98PQ
Tel: 02077 375 034
E-Mail: brixton@planet-ice.co.uk