The Elite League rinks vary across clubs, from general purpose arenas with a capacity of up to 8,000, to purpose built rinks of 2,000 - 3,000 capacity.

Arenas:

  • Belfast Giants
  • Nottingham Panthers
  • Sheffield Steelers

Purpose built rinks:

  • Braehead Clan
  • Cardiff Devils
  • Coventry Blaze
  • Dundee Stars
  • Fife Flyers
  • Guildford Flames
  • Manchester Storm

Travel

Blaze generally play once at home, and once on the road every weekend throughout the season (occasionally during the week).

Our closest rivals, Nottingham Panthers are just over an hour coach ride away whilst the furthest trip, to Scotland, is up to six hours each way.

The exception is when travelling to Belfast which relies upon flight schedules and can require a stop-over for a double-header of games.

The conferences in the Elite Ice Hockey League mean that travel is kept to a minimum, and with Coventry being at the heart of the country, journeys are far from arduous.

Players and families benefit in numerous ways from the relative light travel required in the EIHL. Typically home the same night, meaning minimal time away from your own bed and the family.