Lee Valley Ice Centre

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority unveils plans for a brand new ice skating destination

Lee Valley Ice Centre is hugely popular but, after 34 years of use, it’s showing its age and has reached its capacity. To ensure that visitors and the next generation of skaters can continue to benefit from this much-loved community hub and give more people the opportunity to participate in ice sports, we are planning a brand-new twin rink ice centre to replace the existing centre, and we’d like to get your views.
 
The existing Lee Valley Ice Centre provides hugely popular public skating sessions, is home to a thriving community of ice hockey teams and competitive figure skaters and supports hundreds of people to learn to skate every month. Many of these activities have large waiting lists of people who would like to participate but are not currently able to.
 
As well as providing opportunities for physical activity, Lee Valley Ice Centre is also a space for young people to meet and socialise. The ice disco, which operates every Saturday night is exceptionally popular, attracting hundreds of young people each week.
 
Above: Our current venue
Above : View of proposed new twin rink Lee Valley Ice Centre from Lea Bridge Road (Disclaimer - Artist's impression) Credit: FaulknerBrowns Architects and LDA Design
 

About the plans for a new ice centre

The new twin rink Lee Valley Ice Centre would double the amount of ice and would also expand the offer to include a gym and dance studio. It would operate in an entirely new way, acting as a gateway to Leyton Marsh and other award winning areas of Lee Valley Regional Park. The inclusion of a café and community spaces would open up the venue to all visitors to the area, providing a setting off point for walkers, runners and cyclists.
 
The surrounding landscape would be transformed, replacing areas devoid of ecological value with significant native planting. This would not only increase the wildlife in the area but would also be a vast aesthetic improvement. The new venue would be designed with sustainability at its heart, with innovative energy, construction and water re-use methods a key part of the designs.
Above : Illustrative view of landscape at entrance to proposed new Lee Valley Ice Centre and Leyton Marsh  (Disclaimer - Artist's impression) Credit: FaulknerBrowns Architects and LDA Design

Get involved and tell us your views

Tell us what you think! The public consultation will run until Sunday 1 September. To find out more about our plans and give your views, visit icecentreredevelopment.com 
You can also drop in to one of the following events and activities in Waltham Forest and Hackney over the summer to find out more:
When  Where
Saturday 20 July
12.00 – 16:30
 
Access to Sport Millfields Fun Day, Millfields Park, Lea Bridge Road, Clapton E5 0AR
Sunday 4 August
14:00 – 21:00
Waltham Forest Mela,
Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road
London E10 7BL
Saturday 31 August
13:00–21:00
Chingfest, Ridgeway Park, Old Church Road, London E4 6RS
In addition, information will be on display at Lee Valley Ice Centre itself and members of the public are welcome to see it there: Monday 15 July – Sunday 1 September at Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10 7QL.
 

For more information or if you have any questions on the plans, please contact LVIC@communitycomms.co.uk or call 0800 093 1716.

 

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