Scottish Ice Hockey is aware of this week’s developments at Murrayfield Ice Rink and Braehead Arena.
The potential loss of facilities in Scotland’s two biggest cities would undoubtedly be a major blow to the sport in our country.
We continue to engage in dialogue with sportscotland to find solutions to the current issues.
For everyone connected to SIH and the wider ice sports community in Scotland, we must not lose these valuable facilities.
Our sport has had more than 12 months off the ice, and the potential loss of major rinks would be hugely damaging to Scottish Ice Hockey.
From a junior perspective, the health and wellbeing of our athletes is of paramount importance, and the possible closure of rinks in Edinburgh and Glasgow is a major concern.
SIH also notes the damage that rink closures could cause for the senior game, with ice hockey playing an important part of the sporting scene at professional and amateur level in Scotland.
With thousands of fans also potentially impacted, SIH implores all parties involved to work quickly to ensure these venues are reopened as a matter of urgency.
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