The first recreational team to establish itself in Cardiff were the Cardiff Titans in the former Wales National Ice Rink in 1988. The Titans were founded by a group of novice skaters in 1988 after being asked to play in a rink charity match. The team name for that game was the Cardiff Clowns because they could hardly stand up, let alone skate.
Following that game on they started a weekly training session and the numbers grew until they had enough to form a full side and the Cardiff Titans were born.
The Titans have a long and established history within the UK and International recreational circuit and together with the presence of the longstanding Cardiff Comets Women’s Ice Hockey team they have both blazed the trail for the current Recreational Hockey movement in Cardiff.
Before the closure of the former WNIR the Cardiff University Redhawks were established followed closely by the birth of the Cardiff Eagles through the support of the Cardiff Devils ‘Learn to Play’ programme. When the WNIR was razed to the ground in May 2006 ice hockey in the city went through an uncertain future but incredibly since the arrival of the Cardiff Bay Arena in December 2006 a further 3 recreational teams have formed, they are the Cardiff Ice Hounds, Cardiff Bay Lightning and the Cardiff Demons.
Currently, the Cardiff Recreational Hockey Community has the early formations of a 6 team in house league and the only limit to where recreational hockey can go in the city of Cardiff is the availability of ice time.