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General Information

Completion: 1984
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed structure
Function / usage: Ice rink / ice arena
Material: Steel structure


Location: , , , ,
Address: Oxpens Road
Coordinates: 51° 44' 54.58" N    1° 15' 54.84" W
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Technical Information


gross floor area 3 506 m²
building length 72 m
masts height ca. 30 m
number 2
playing field width 26 m
length 56 m


roof steel
masts steel
stay cables steel wire

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Oxford Ice Rink is a 56 × 26m ice rink located on Oxpens Road in Oxford, England. It is a ten-minute walk from Oxford city centre and railway station.

In 1980, money was raised by the Oxford Ice Skating Trust (OXIST) for the construction of a new ice rink — a project that was taken over by the Oxford City Council, who continue to own and manage the premises. The rink, designed by Nicholas Grimshaw, was built on Oxpens Road (known as Nun's Walk prior to 1850) and opened in 1984 with an ice hockey match between the Oxford City Stars and the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club. It looks like a ship, thanks to two 30-metre masts at each end that earned it the nickname, "the Cutty Sark". The north end of the building is fully glazed, allowing plenty of natural light into the rink.

The rink offers public and disco. Both group and individual lessons in figure skating and ice dance are available from BITA qualified instructors.

In February 2009, the Oxford City Council awarded the contract to manage leisure in Oxford. Since 31 March 2009, all of Oxford Leisure, including the Oxford Ice Rink has been run by Fusion-Lifestyle Ltd. This assured the future of the rink for the duration of the contract with Fusion, who will oversee the refurbishment of the facility.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Oxford Ice Rink" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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