Telford Ice Rink (Ice Rink Telford)

Telford ice rink is in Telford town centre, just a few minute’s drive from the M54. It is part of the Southwater leisure development and on the edge of Telford Town Park.

Telford ice rink is an older rink that was refurbished in 2012; it is home to a number of ice hockey teams, including the Telford Tigers 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 Telford Ice Rink

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Telford Ice Rink

Telford Ice Rink Parking

Telford Ice Rink’s location in the town centre means that there are plenty of parking options, but you are unlikely to find free parking.

The best option is the Southwater multi-storey car park, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the rink. The daytime rates are  £3.00 for 4 hours, on Sundays and after 5 pm you pay a flat rate of  £1.00. Note that cash payment isn’t accepted at Southwater.

The International Centre car park is the other good option; again just a few minutes walk from the rink. The rate is also  £3.00 for 4 hours, but there is no discount for evenings. There is a flat rate on Sundays of £2.00.

Telford Tigers Ice Hockey Team

Telford Tigers 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.

Telford Tigers Ice Hockey Team Contacts

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Telford Tigers 2 Ice Hockey Team

Telford Tigers 2 is an ice hockey team playing in the UK’s NIHL 2 North (Laidler) division. The team is based at Telford Ice Rink.

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

NIHL 2 North (Laidler) Teams

Altrincham AcesNottingham Lions 2
Billingham BuccanneersSheffield Titans
Bradford BulldogsSutton Sting
Coventry NIHL BlazeTelford Tigers 2
Kingston Sharks

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

NIHL 2 North teams compete for the regular season and playoff titles and for the Laidler 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 Telford 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 the temperature of the Telford Raiders ice rink as average for the UK.

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Telford Ice Rink Temperature

Telford Ice Rink Seating & Away Fan Blocks

Telford Tigers tickets give you assigned seating. The away fans block at the Telford ice rink is at the far end of the balcony, the end closest to the bar. The blocks at Telford aren’t numbered/named, but any ticket numbered 105 to 119 will be in the visitor’s section.

All seats at Telford have good unobstructed views. 

9 Best Ice Rink Activities To Do At Telford Ice Rink

Watching an ice hockey game is just one of many things to do at Telford 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.
  • Join a women’s ice hockey team.
  • Ice dancing or figure skating
  • Ice skating birthday parties
  • Try an ice disco with music, a DJ and disco lights.
  • Wheelchair ice skating / disabled ice skating