Before you visit Planet Ice Widnes, we would like to give you an give you an idea of what to expect from your first time watching the YKK Widnes Wild.
Buying tickets to watch the YKK Widnes Wild couldn’t be easier and our friendly staff and volunteers will be on hand to help with anything they can.
Simply enter the ice rink via the main entrance (next to Nandos) and pay for your tickets at the reception. Entrance to the rink is 30 minutes before face-off. Once you have collected your tickets you will be guided to the seating area by a steward.
Wild fans sit in the blocks nearest the entrance and behind player benches with the away fans sitting in the block of seats furthest away from the entrance an in line with the away teams goalie in the first period. The mezzanine floor is reserved for the teams sponsors and VIPs.
Ice hockey is fast-paced and physical with teams having up to 22 players with six players on the ice at any time; one goalie, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. The game is divided into three, twenty minutes periods and if there is a draw after the three periods then there will be five minutes of sudden death overtime, followed by penalties if necessary.
Sport and ice hockey especially ice hockey can be very exciting and emotional however fans are asked to show consideration to the other people in the building. Ice hockey is a family sport and there are often a lot of children watching the game and so abusive language is not tolerated and anyone using abusive or foul language will be asked to refrain or leave the game.
The ice rink is dry but can be cold so please dress appropriately. A brief guide to the rules can be found here.
Ticket prices are as follows;
- Adults £8.00
- Children £5.00
- Widnes Academy players are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
We also have a free ticket scheme for Firefighters and NHS Workers. There is a great range of merchandise available starting at less than a £1 and replica shirts can be purchased for £60 with your choice of name and number.
If you would like to speak to a member of staff for more information you can call 0151 420 7930. The rink is fully accessible and we have a dedicated wheelchair viewing area located rink side.
The rink has an on site café and bar selling well priced hot drinks, beers, hot dogs, nachos, burgers, chips as well as various snacks and child friendly options.
Here at the YKK Widnes Wild, we aim to keep all fans updated as much as possible, with news coming out of the club on a regular basis. To complement our frequently updated website, you can also monitor all the news on your favoured social media outlet.
Planet Ice Rink is located opposite Tesco’s on The Hive Leisure park and FREE parking is available. The address for SAT NAV is Earle Road, Widnes WA8 0TA.
The Widnes Planet Ice Rink is conveniently situated just 5 minutes from junction 7 of the M62 motorway. Located on the clearly signed, Hive Retail and Leisure Park, the rink is within a five minute walk of two large budget hotels, Travelodge( Fiddler’s Ferry Rd) and Premier Inn( next door to rink). There is a Vue Cinema complex and Laser Quest , next door. Nando’s and Frankie and Benny’s, share the large car park with the rink.Two pubs, with carvery provision and buffet choice are just a three minute walk away. Costa Coffee, Marks and Spencer and a Tesco superstore are on the neighbouring retail park.
During play off weekend, the rink operates an enlarged licensed bar and there will be an extended food menu including pizzas, giant hot dogs etc. The rink has three hundred and fifty seats behind the player benches, a balcony area and clear viewing, through plexiglass, around the rink. A small mini rink is available for children’s skating and family skating sessions will operate throughout the weekend.
There are plenty of excursions within a half hours drive. Chester and the zoo and the nearby Cheshire Oaks Discount Retail Park, can be reached via the M56. Manchester and the Trafford Centre provide further retail therapy ! In nearby Warrington, the Gemini Retail Park offers giant Ikea and Marks and Spencers stores and alongside is Gulliver’s Family Theme Park. Travelling West along the M62 brings you to the heart of Liverpool , with the Beatles Experience, Albert Dock and Museums and Liverpool One – the retail heart. Knowsley Safari Park is just across the M62 and twenty minutes away.