Major new plans unveiled for a brand-new Lee Valley Ice Centre – tell us what you think
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, which owns Lee Valley Ice Centre has unveiled plans for a brand-new twin rink Lee Valley Ice Centre to protect the future of ice in the area.
The current Lee Valley Ice Centre is hugely popular but, after 34 years of use, it’s showing its age and is reaching the end of its operational life. To ensure that visitors and the next generation of skaters can continue to benefit from this much loved community hub and give more people the opportunity to participate in ice sports, the Authority is planning a brand-new twin rink ice centre to replace the existing centre, and we’d like to get your views.
About the plans for a new twin rink ice centre
The new Lee Valley Ice Centre would double the amount of ice and would also expand the offer to include a gym and dance studio. It would operate in an entirely new way, acting as a gateway to Leyton Marsh and other award winning areas of Lee Valley Regional Park. The inclusion of a café and community spaces would open up the centre to all visitors to the area, providing a setting off point for walkers, runners and cyclists.
The surrounding landscape would be transformed, replacing areas devoid of ecological value with significant native planting. This would not only increase the wildlife in the area but would also be a vast aesthetic improvement. The new venue would be designed with sustainability at its heart, with innovative energy, construction and water re-use methods a key part of the designs.
Get involved and tell us your views
Tell us what you think! The public consultation is now open and will run until Sunday 1 September 2019. To find out more about our plans and provide your views, visit www.icecentreredevelopment.com
You can also drop in to one of the following events in Waltham Forest and Hackney over the summer to find out more:
Saturday 20 July
12.00pm – 4.30pm
Access to Sport Millfields Fun Day
Millfields Park, Lea Bridge Road
Clapton, E5 0AR
Sunday 4 August
2.00pm – 9.00pm
Waltham Forest Mela
Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road
London, E10 7BL
Saturday 31 August
1.00pm – 9.00pm
Chingfest, Ridgeway Park
Old Church Road, London E4 6RS
In addition, there will also be a static exhibition at Lee Valley Ice Centre, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10 7QL from Monday 15 July until Sunday 1 September 2019.
For more information or if you have any questions on the plans, please contact LVIC@communitycomms.co.uk or call 0800 093 1716.