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Opening Game In Ice Arena Wales Delayed

Opening Game In Ice Arena Wales Delayed

The Cardiff Devils will not play their first home game at the brand new Ice Arena Wales on Saturday February 27th when the Coventry Blaze come to town. 

The game will go ahead at the same time on the 27th (7pm) but will take place in the current facility, the Big Blue Tent. 

Managing Director Todd Kelman explained:

“We are opening a brand new arena, and we do not want to open unless everything that we need to put on a game is ready to go.  We do not have a home game the first weekend in March so effectively this will give us an extra 2 weeks to get prepared. 

“We want to do things right and ensure that this building gets the opening it deserves, not just for the Devils but for Ice Arena Wales. We have waited a long time for this so waiting another couple of weeks is not a big deal for us.”

The Devils cannot confirm when they will play their first game, but they are hopeful that everything will be ready for the weekend when the Belfast Giants come to town for back-to-back games on Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th. 

Kelman continued:

“We can only apologise to our fans as well as the travelling supporters of the Sheffield Steelers and the Coventry Blaze.  Their plans to attend may have been influenced by either being here for the last game ever in the BBT or the first ever game in Ice Arena Wales.  We are sorry for the inconvenience to everyone but we can assure you, it will be worth the wait.”

Tickets for Saturday February 27th V Coventry Blaze will be on sale from 7:00pm tonight (Monday Feb 15th) via the Planet Ice Box Office by calling 02920 382001 or by CLICKING HERE TO BOOK ONLINE   Please note – Planet Ice are very busy this week with Half Term so the best way to book is online. 

Kelman also expressed his thanks to Planet Ice Management and Staff:

"I just want to thank everyone at Planet Ice for their ongoing support and understanding with this situation.  They have been great throughout this whole process and very understanding over the delay."

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