Homes of British Ice Hockey
left: Front cover of "Homes of British Ice Hockey".
right: Back cover. Text reads "Ice hockey is currently one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Hectic and frantic, but also quick and skilful, it is an appealing spectacle and its popularity is thriving in the UK, with many teams now operating and attracting strong attendances.
The world's first mechanically frozen ice rink opened in London in 1876, and the first British Ice Hockey League began in 1903. Canadian expatriates in both London and Oxford formed the most influential teams and helped to spread the sport to many new ice rinks all over the country after the First World War.
This book looks at every venue ever to host the sport in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Containing a wealth of information on each building, including team histories, statistical information, architectural details and many illustrations, this is a fascinating book for any follower of the sport."
/our thanks to Martin Harris for providing these images