Governing body of UK’s fastest growing winter sport skates into new HQ

Ice Hockey UK (IHUK), the national governing body of ice hockey in the United Kingdom, has unveiled its new home as the Landing Pad at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

IHUK is set to join the ice sports community already based at the Park, with British Ice Skating stationed at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and Elite League side Sheffield Steelers playing at the Utilita Arena Sheffield, as well as England Ice Hockey located at iceSheffield.

IHUK chief executive, Henry Staelens, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the relocation of Ice Hockey UK to Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. This move symbolises our commitment to advancing the sport of ice hockey and creating a lasting impact on the community.

“The facilities at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are second to none and we are excited about the prospects this move brings for our organisation and the sport as a whole.”

This latest move rapidly follows several other new arrivals at Landing Pad, including Barnsley Women’s FC, Cricket Arena, Reyt and, most recently, Medilink North.

Landing Pad, which is located in the Community Stadium, is the first purpose-built serviced office space at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

Delivered by Scarborough Group International as part of its vision for the next phase of development at the Park, Landing Pad offers start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs in the health, sports and wellbeing sectors modern and collaborative workspaces designed to facilitate innovation and networking.

Rachel Vickers, senior commercial manager at Scarborough Group International, said: “The relocation of a national governing body which oversees the UK’s biggest indoor sport and fastest-growing winter sport is another major boost for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and, in particular, Landing Pad which is already home to several other sports-related occupiers including Barnsley Women’s FC and Cricket Arena.

“Their arrival perfectly complements our vision for the park as the home of innovation in sport, health and wellbeing and we wish Ice Hockey UK all the best with their new HQ.”