Streatham Redskins look forward to coming back home from Brixton on November 24
Streatham Redskins will celebrate their first match on home ice to the tune of 'The Boys are Back in Town' when Streatham Leisure Centre re-opens in November.
The much-loved ice rink was relocated to Brixton in 2011 following the Lambeth Council £26m deal with Tesco to jointly fund a new ice and leisure centre, alongside a Tesco superstore.
Graham D'Anger, Redskins manager, said: "We are a Streatham team so, no disrespect to Brixton but it's not home as such so we are very much looking forward to having a Streatham rink again."
Streatham Redskins hope to push off to a winning start at their swish new club when they play Bracknell Hornets on November 24.
"The new rink is going to be one of the best in the South East of England," said D'Anger, who hopes the 1,000 seating capacity will increase local support.
At full-size, D'Anger is happy the improved rink will also provide for Streatham's ice dancers, who require the extra width for their acrobatic moves.
Councillor Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth council said: "The entire project has been a triumph of design and construction – it’s only the second time in the world that an ice rink has been built above a swimming pool."
Other facilities at the new centre include: a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool; a four court sports hall; a 13-metre teaching pool; and 100 gym station.
Streatham Leisure Centre will be open to the public on November 18.
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