Hull Arena - News & Updates

Hull Ice Arena News & Updates

Regular visitors to the Arena may be aware that aspects of the building and plant room machinery have been requiring significant maintenance due to the age of the building. The lockdown periods have also led to the review of such plans for much needed essential maintenance with closure during the lockdowns leading to further deterioration of the building and plant room equipment. This has meant that the Arena has been unable to re-open.

Essential repairs are now required to replace the air handling units and refrigeration system for the ice pad ventilation, adjust air ventilation systems and general internal improvements to enable the facility to re-open and address Covid-19 health and safety building compliance. This is work over and above the previous maintenance programme and the provisional estimate for the required works requires an investment of c£1.1m

Following approval from Hull City Council’s Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet, the works were put out to tender and contracts have now been agreed to bring the Arena back into public use.

The local authority has awarded contracts to Ice Tech UK for a new ice pad and air system at the rink and to local firm J P Developers to lead the engineering and construction works. The works are expected to be completed in early September 2021 ahead of the reopening.

Recognising the importance of the Arena in Hull, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture has publicly stated the Councils intention that the Ice Arena should be funded so that it is fit for purpose over the next 5 years.

On behalf of the Company and the Council we want to apologise for the inconvenience these essential works are causing, and thank you for your patience. We are offering all our regular Arena customers, including club members a 20% discount on our Leisure Centre ‘Live It’ Membership for the duration of the closure. Qualifying criteria is published below.

We look forward to September when we can reopen the Arena and welcome back our customers.

The latest press releases on the progress of the Hull Ice Arena works can be found underneath.

Hull ice skating community reassured over £1.45m Hull Arena refurb

Hull building specialist hired for next stage of £1.2m Hull Arena revamp

£1.2m Hull Arena revamp to begin as contract awarded to UK specialist



Clubs & Member Special Offer

We are offering all our regular Arena customers 20% discount on a Leisure Centre ‘Live It’ Membership for the duration of the Hull Ice Arena closure. This includes all club members, Club staff, Volunteers and anyone who attended a Hull Culture and Leisure learn to skate sessions prior to closure on 19 March 2020. 

Clubs Who Qualify For Discount off Live It Memberships

  • Pirates Hockey Team & Staff
  • KJ Ice Hockey Club
  • Synchro Ice Skaters Adults & Juniors 
  • Diamonds Ice Hockey Club
  • Cobras Ice Hockey Club
  • KC Knights Ice Hockey Club
  • REC Ice Hockey Club
  • Junior Figure Club

Learn to Skate Members 

Anyone who was booked onto one of the below sessions prior to the Hull Ice Arena closing 19 March 2020 (19/03/2020)

  • Tuesdays Children Beginners - Children Intermediates - Children Advanced
  • Tuesdays Adults Only
  • Saturdays Mixed Beginners - Intermediates
  • Sundays Mixed Beginners - Intermediates

Discounted Live It Memberships


Price Per Month

Offer Price Per Month

Adult Fitness Membership Direct Debit 



Adult Fitness Membership Off Peak Direct Debit



Junior Fitness Membership Direct Debit



Juniors Fitness Membership Direct Debit X 2 



Family Fitness Membership Direct Debit 2 Adults 2 Juniors or 1 Adult 3 Juniors



Our Live It Fitness Memberships offer you unlimited swimming, full use of all gyms and fitness classes. As well as this you will receive 50% discount off other fitness activities like tennis, golf and cycling.

Club Members and learn to Skate Memberships can sign up for a discounted membership at any one of our leisure facilities, all you need is proof of affiliation or link with listed club, i.e. some consonance from club or ID pass. All discounted fitness memberships must be paid via Direct Debit on a monthly basis. All these memberships have no minimum duration and no contracts.

If your club uses the Hull Ice Arena and is not listed above please contact the Leisure Marketing Team at for your club to be added to our temporary discounted offer.  

Regular updates will appear on this page during the scheduled essential repairs are carried out at the Hull Ice Arena