Peterborough Ice Rink (Planet Ice Peterborough)

Peterborough Ice Rink (also known as Planet Ice Peterborough) is on the northwestern edge of Peterborough, just a few minutes off the A47. It’s an older arena, it could do with better lighting, but it does have a good bar.

The arena is home to a number of hockey teams, including the Peterborough Phantoms of the NIHL National League. It is just one of 41 ice rinks in the UK that are home to competitive ice hockey teams.

Information For Planet Ice Peterborough

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Planet Ice Peterborough

Peterborough Ice Rink Parking

Peterborough Ice Rink parking can be found at the rear of the building. It is a paid car park. Make sure you pay, as I’ve heard the parking company is very quick off the mark when issuing tickets. We would also suggest you get there a little ahead of the game as the car park can get full.

Peterborough Phantoms Ice Hockey Team

Peterborough Phantoms is an ice hockey team playing in the UK’s NIHL National League.

The NIHL National is a semi-professional league with eleven teams, ten based in England and one in Scotland. This league is the second highest in the UK, with only the EIHL (Elite Ice Hockey League) playing at a higher level.

NIHL National Teams

Bees Ice Hockey ClubRaiders Ice Hockey Club
Bristol PitbullsSheffield Steeldogs
Hull SeahawksSolway Sharks
Leeds KnightsSwindon Wildcats
Milton Keynes LightningTelford Tigers
Peterborough Phantoms

Usually, the Basingstoke Bison would play in this league, but the team has pulled out of the 2023-2024 season due to rink refurbishments.

The season runs from September to March/April, and the teams will play two (sometimes three) games a week, one home and one away. The most common days for games are Saturday and Sunday, but the team will play some on Fridays or mid-week.

These games include those played in the league and for the Autumn Cup. Most of the cup games are played early in the season.

The league season typically finishes in early April with a playoff weekend where the top 4 teams fight for the league championship.

Peterborough Phantoms Ice Hockey Team Contacts

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Peterborough Phantoms 2 Ice Hockey Team

Peterborough Phantoms 2 is an ice hockey team playing in the UK’s NIHL 2 South (Wilkinson) division. The team is based at Planet Ice Peterborough.

The amateur NIHL 2 league is the fourth-highest in the UK, behind the EIHL, NIHL National and NIHL 1 leagues. Thirteen teams compete in the southern division (see below), and nine teams compete in the northern division.

NIHL 2 South (Wilkinson) Teams

Basingstoke BuffaloLee Valley Lions
Bristol Pitbulls 2Oxford Rising Stars
Cardiff FirePeterborough Phantoms 2
Chelmsford WarriorsSolent Devils 2
Guildford PhoenixStreatham Black Hawks
Haringey HuskiesSwindon Wildcats 2
Invicta Mustangs

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

NIHL 2 South teams compete for the regular season title, the playoff title, and the Wilkinson 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 Peterborough 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.

For those with some experience of UK rinks, we would rank Peterborough as colder than average.

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Peterborough Ice Rink Temperature

Peterborough Ice Rink Seating & Away Fan Blocks

Peterborough Phantom seating isn’t allocated unless you have a season ticket. The away fans block at Planet Ice Peterborough is block 11, just next to the away bench.

For the best views, sit as close to the centre ice as possible and mid-way up a block. Generally, views are good at this arena as you are close to the ice. However, but its a slightly gloomy rink and the lighting isn’t great.

12 Best Ice Rink Activities To Do At Peterborough Ice Rink

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

  • Public ice skating sessions
  • Ice skating lessons
  • Show and skate lessons
  • Ice hockey lessons
  • Join a recreational ice hockey team.
  • Join a women’s ice hockey team.
  • Join a Para ice hockey team.
  • Ice dancing or figure skating
  • Speed skating
  • Ice skating birthday parties
  • Try an ice disco with music, a DJ and disco lights.
  • Watch an ice show.