Leeds ice rink plan set to glide

More good news for Leeds today as the Yorkshire Evening Post reports that work will begin next week on a long-awaited and certainly impressive new indoor ice rink for the city.  

Sited adjacent to Elland Road, the facility is due to open before the end of the year.

 Artist's impression

Artist's impression

Although its primary purpose will be to offer paying patrons the opportunity to skate, its owners - Ice Rink Company - have made clear that it could also act as home to a professional ice hockey team.  

It is therefore notable that the original plans have been changed to increase the number of seats from 1,000 to 1,500, surely raising the chances of Leeds one day hosting an Elite League franchise and all the benefits that would bring.

One to watch.