Interested in playing for the Lions this season?

Lee Valley Ice Centre has re-opened and we are running sessions on Tuesday evenings from 8.15pm, with a £10 charge towards ice time.  If you are interested in playing for the Lions this season then you need to first call Eddie Joseph on 07958 743680 to book your place.  

IMPORTANT: For you to be allowed to go on the ice you must bring a completed Hockey Health Declaration Seniors form to each session you attend.  This is a requirement of the rink management, so if you don’t bring your form you won’t be able to skate.

EIHA statement on the return of hockey 2020/21

“The phased approach back into ice hockey will be dictated by government advice on the resumption of indoor physical activity and this guidance to assist clubs in planning a return to play.  Ice rinks were given permission to re-open in England from 1 August.  We can now move to Phase 2 of our Return to Play plan from 1 August.” 

As soon as we know when training/trials can start back up at Lee Valley we’ll post the info here.

Edit: On 31 July the UK government stated that ice rinks in England cannot re-open before 15 August, so plans to re-start hockey will now be delayed.  Lee Valley Ice Centre has said that it will having a phased re-opening from 17 August and you can read more about its plans here.

EIHA Return to Play plan

URGENT: Support the proposal for a new twin-ice facility at Lee Valley

In order to preserve ice hockey at Lee Valley it’s essential that everyone tells Waltham Forest Council that they support the proposed twin-ice facility as soon as possible.  If the proposal isn’t passed then it is likely the existing rink won’t be sustained for much longer and hockey/skating at Lee Valley will be lost forever.  Please tell the council what a new rink will mean to you by sending an email to dmconsultations@walthamforest.gov.uk, quoting Application ID 194162.  Here’s a template you can use:

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to you as a [user of /visitor to] Lee Valley Ice Centre and I support plans to replace this vital community asset.  [I/my family] use the ice centre [insert whatever reason – ice hockey, skating, children’s skating etc] on a [regular/frequent/occasional] basis.  A new ice centre would allow me to… [insert a couple of lines on what a new ice centre means to you].

If Lee Valley Ice Centre could not be replaced and had to close it would [insert a few lines what the impact of losing the venue would be on you].

Best wishes

[Insert name]

   

Footage from Radegast Trophy from 1988

Dundee Stars have uploaded to YouTube footage from a match they played against the Lions back on 5 February 1988.  It was played in honour of Jaroslav Lycka, a Czech defenceman who was with the Stars before joining us to play alongside other fan favourites, such as Doug McEwen and Tari Suwari.