Plans for 'Ice Arena of Wales' approved

Plans for an "Ice Arena of Wales' which will have two rinks have been approved by Cardiff Council. Credit: Greenbank Partnerships

Plans have been approved for an "Ice Arena of Wales" to be built at the sports village in Cardiff Bay.

The city's planning committee voted for the go-ahead of the project which could bring 90 new jobs to the area.

The arena would have two ice pads, one for the Cardiff Devils hockey team which would seat 3,000, and another for the general public. The rinks could also be used for other sporting events.

The Ice Arena will replace the temporary rink which will be demolished once the new building is up and running. Work is due to begin this year for completion in 2014.

One of the rinks to be built at the arena will be used for Cardiff Devils hockey matches. Credit: Greenbank Partnerships