Widnes WildIntroducing Ice Hockey
An exclusive combination of skill, speed, aggression and physical contact make ice hockey one of the fastest and most exciting Team games in the world. Few other games can compete with the frantic pace, intense end-to-end action and lively atmosphere associated with the sport and this is why ice hockey is currently Britain's most popular sporting activity.
Ice Hockey in the UK
Ice hockey in England is governed by the English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA).The EIHA was formed in 1982 and since then the number of Teams has risen from 60 to in excess of 260 as part of 40 clubs nationwide. Hockey is a sport with a big future and it continues to grow year on year.
Widnes Wild Ice Hockey Club was formed when Silver Blades Ice Rink Widnes was opened and is the newest ice hockey club in Great Britain. They were formed to bring the Olympic Sport of Ice Hockey to Halton, Cheshire and Merseyside and compete in the National Ice Hockey League's Laidler Conference. As well as the senior team the club is also responsible for ice hockey junior development teams, who train and nurture promising players from a young age through to the teenage years. Widnes Wild are committed to youth development and have one of the strongest development programmes in the UK.Our junior team currently train on a regular basis and are looking to compete in the new 2014-2015 season.
If you would like to be a future Widnes Wild then see our Learn to Play Ice Hockey page we welcome age groups from age 5 onwards.
Without the continued support of the owners of Silver Blades ice rink and local businesses, it would not be possible to compete at Wild's current level or achieve our ambitions of being league champions by 2016.
Widnes Wild are looking for local businesses to come on board for the current and future seasons and support them by taking out one of our excellent value for money sponsorship packages which can be tailored to suit your individual requirements and budget.
Our partnership brochure is available to view online: CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION