Murrayfield Ice Rink (Edinburgh Ice Rink)

The Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh reopened in October 2022 after a 2.5-year closure. The rink has seen some refurbishment work over the past year with a renovated cafe, new lighting and sound systems, and improved rink piping.

This Edinburgh ice rink is home to a number of ice hockey teams, including the Edinburgh Capitals of the Scottish National League. The arena lies west of Edinburgh city centre next to the rugby stadium of the same name. It is just one of 41 ice rinks in the UK that are home to competitive ice hockey teams.

Information For Edinburgh Ice Rink

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Murrayfield Ice Rink Parking

Murrayfield Ice Arena parking is convenient. The rink has a reasonably sized car park, which is free of charge.

Edinburgh Capitals Ice Hockey Team

Edinburgh Capitals is an ice hockey team playing in the SNL (Scottish National League). The team is based at Murrayfield Ice Arena.

The SNL is the second-highest league in Scotland behind the Elite Ice Hockey League. The league has eight competing teams (see below).

Scottish National League Teams

Aberdeen LynxKilmarnock Thunder
Dundee CometsKirkcaldy Kestrels
Dundee TigersNorth Ayrshire Wild
Edinburgh CapitalsPaisley Pirates

The teams charge for entry to games, generally £5-£10 for a non-concessionary adult and reduced rates for children and OAPs.

SNL teams compete for the regular season title, the playoff title, and the Scottish Cup. The regular season runs from September to late March, and the season concludes in early April with a playoff weekend for the semi-final and final games.

How Cold Is Murrayfield Ice Rink?

If you haven’t been to a hockey game before, you need to know that ice rinks are cold places (not a surprise!). And the closer you are to the ice, the colder you will be.

Also, hockey rinks in the UK aren’t heated, so temperatures in the arena drop in line with outside temperatures. We would rank the temperature of the Murrayfield Ice Rink as average for the UK.

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Murrayfield Ice Rink Temperature

Murrayfield Ice Rink Seating

Murrayfield Ice Rink is one of the largest in the UK, with spectator seating for 3,800. The raised seating runs along two sides of the ice. The seats are pretty old but give a good view of the ice rink.

9 Best Ice Rink Activities To Do At Murrayfield Ice Rink

Watching an ice hockey game is just one of many things to do at Murrayfield Ice Rink. There is a wide range of ice rink activities on offer, including:

  • Public ice skating sessions
  • Ice skating lessons
  • Ice hockey lessons
  • Join a recreational ice hockey team.
  • Ice skating birthday parties
  • Try an ice disco with music, a DJ and disco lights.
  • Learn to curl and join a curling team.
  • Wheelchair ice skating / disabled ice skating
  • Watch an ice show.