Whilst England may be back in lockdown, iceSheffield will be part of an exciting, behind closed doors pilot scheme during November.
The Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs play their home games in the Bauer Arena at iceSheffield and normally there would be hundreds of fans in the stands. At this present time, that’s not possible, so the Dogs are involved in the Streaming Series trial where games are viewed online.
Steeldogs Co-Owner, Ali Cree, said: “The Streaming Series will be massive, not just for the Steeldogs but for UK Ice Hockey as a whole. No one has played since March and with the Steelers and the Elite League presently unable to play, we are excited to keep the sport alive and hopefully provide some entertainment for people.
“These games are a big undertaking. Making this possible has required a significant amount of work with key partners including DCMS and the English Ice Hockey Association. The support from Sheffield City Trust, and the whole team at iceSheffield, has been instrumental in ensuring that the Steeldogs were part of the Streaming Series pilot and that the games could continue safely.
Shaun Lough, General Manager at iceSheffield, said: “It’s great news that the Steeldogs are able to continue to play as part of the Streaming Series and that ice hockey fans still have the opportunity to support their team. We are proud that iceSheffield has been chosen as a Covid-secure venue for the pilot and can’t wait to be able to re-open to all our customers again in the coming weeks.
The Steeldogs will play the Swindon Wildcats on Sunday (15th) and the Milton Keynes Lightning on the 29th.
You can watch the Steeldogs games by booking your streaming ticket here.