Since the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday evening of a new lockdown phase for England, we have been working hard to determine the impact on the Streaming Series matches planned for later this month. There has been tremendous co-operation and assistance from the rink operators – Planet Ice, GLL Better and iceSheffield and we are grateful for their help and support. The EIHA has met this afternoon with UK Sport, Sport England and the Sport & Recreation Alliance following discussions with DCMS over the weekend to determine whether the series can go ahead given its Elite Sport status and the controls which have been put in place.
In summary, game on! DCMS, EIHA, the rink operators and the owners and staff of MK Lightning, Swindon Wildcats and Sheffield Steeldogs are happy for the games to proceed on the current basis. The rinks are able to accommodate the training and games for these fixtures due to the Elite level status which has been achieved through collaboration between all parties. This is very positive news for our sport, and we appreciate the efforts which everyone has put in to achieve this.
We’re now asking for your support as fans. Please get behind the series, share it, create that word of mouth to encourage people to buy the streams. The earlier you buy, the greater confidence we can have in the viability of streaming so if you can, head over to the ticketing page now https://www.nihl-national.co.uk/tickets/
Thanks for your support, and we’re looking forward to seeing the teams back on the ice.