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Fife Ice Arena, Kirkcaldy

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Fife Ice Arena opened in 1938. Kirkcaldy Ice Rink was designed by architects Williamson & Hubbard. Fife Ice Arena is the home venue of the oldest Ice Hockey team in the UK - the Fife Flyers. It is also a venue for public skating, figure skating, speed skating, curling and ice shows. The arena has also hosted concerts, boxing, wrestling, motorcycle ice speedway and other events such as dog shows.The Fife Free Press dated February 2, 1938, announced 30,000 ordinary shares at One Pound each in a proposed new rink in the town—25,000 shares were offered for subscription. On February 17, plans to build the rink in the Gallatown were presented to, and approved by, Kirkcaldy Dean of Guild Court. The one-storey building contained seating for 4,500 and would cost £37,000 to construct. To put that figure into context the town's fire station, also opened that year, cost £15,000.The building was to have a carcass of steel stanchions and a roof span of 145 feet without any supporting pillars except those at the extremities, making it the widest construction of its kind in Scotland at the time.The rink's ground level would consist of an entrance hall, general office, booking office, confectioners and tobacconist, cloakroom with provision for a large restaurant, and a milk bar. Facilities also included dressing rooms with spray baths, while immediately above the entrance was the boardroom, bandstand and manager's office. The plans also had a touch of class—the restaurant featured Parker-Knoll chairs, curtains designed by Dame Laura Knight, as well as monogrammed cutlery.
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  • Back this year for another ice hockey trip. This is a great ice rink but freezing cold. This is one of the nest places for great food. It's all home made and sold at a very reasonable price. The peopl...  more »
  • Took our 7 year old granddaughter for her first time. Paid £7 for 30 minutes group instruction and then 90 minutes play / practice , price includes skate hire. Instructor was very friendly. Recommend ...  more »
  • We were up for the Clan V Flyers game on Saturday night and it was fantastic. A proper good old ice rink and arena. Atmosphere was phenomenal and whilst vociferous it was also very jovial. This is a r...  more »
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  • A lovely ice rink. Very reasonable prices. (Bring cash, "cash only" from the signs up in the entrance) Good skates, friendly staff. We went for 2 hours and everyone had fun. Looking forward to going back.
  • A bit disappointing. You can tell this ice rink is old due to the facilities. Toilets - no loo roll, locks broken, not very clean. Massive queue because not enough. The away fans seating area was very cramped and tired Some seats were broken. The staff not too helpful.
  • Spend a lot of time here, it has consistently improved over the last 6 or 7 years. Wrap up warm and it is fine.
  • Amazing place to go and the atmosphere is outstanding. The smell of stovies and everyone cheering makes a great night.
  • We had a brilliant time skating. We fell a few times, and there was always someone there making sure we were ok every time. The cafeteria has a fairly priced menu, and friendly staff. We cannot wait to go again, Friday night disco is the best time. We're getting good, and looking forward to getting better. Big thanks to all the staff 😃
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