During the last 14 years, over £100 million of new sports facilities have been developed by the city of Sheffield. This includes a 9000 seat modern ice stadium with 60m x 30m Olympic ice pad together with two new ice pads located 150 metres away in the new iceSheffield development. This will be the venue that will host the John Curry Memorial Competition.
IceSheffield, the National Ice Skating Association’s National Ice centre for figure skating, was opened in 2003 and contains two full size 60m x 30m Olympic ice pads. Built at a cost of £15.6 million, the arena contains both the Practice and Performance rink. There are approximately 1500 seats around the Performance rink and the venue has already hosted British Championships and the 2007 European Short Track Championships. The venue lies at the centre of a complex which includes the Hallam Arena and the English Institute of Sport which is a new facility built at a cost of £28 million and which houses an integrated sports medical and sports science facility including a large strength and conditioning room, extensive rehab facilities, treatment and consulting room, hydrotherapy pool and floatation tank, in addition to a full size indoor athletic track.
Also to complete the sporting complex is the Don Valley athletics stadium, a venue that regularly hosts International Grand Prix athletics meetings and is the home of the Sheffield Eagles the Rugby League team of the city
In addition to the services that one expects to find in an ice arena iceSheffield also offers wireless internet access in both rinks .This will be available to competitors, officials and support staff. (Terms and conditions apply)