Murrayfield Ice Rink

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Murrayfield Ice Rink

Murrayfield Ice Rink for many years was the largest permanently seated indoor arena in Scotland. The normal seating capacity is in excess of 3,500 and the Olympic sized ice surface measures 200ft ( 61m ) x 97ft (29.5m). The Rink has been a centre of attraction in Scotland for all types of Ice Sports and Exhibitions for nearly 60 years and attendance comes from all age groups and walks of life.
The Rink was built during 1938 and early 1939 and due to open in late 1939 however with the outbreak of war the Government requisitioned the premises as a Royal Army Service Corp Depot and after the war up to 1951 it remained under the control of the Government being used as an HM Stationery Office store.
Finally in August 1952, after a number of building alterations, the Rink opened to the public as an Ice Arena with the official opening ceremony being conducted by the then Lord Provost, Sir James Miller and still retains many of the original art deco features today.
In 1970 the City of Edinburgh played host to the first Commonwealth games to be held in Scotland with Murrayfield being the chosen venue for the Boxing Tournament. The closing ceremony was also held at the Rink for the 42 participating nations on the 25 July.
In 1993 the World famous Harlem Globetrotters returned to Murrayfield for the third time having already played exhibition matches there in 1958 and 1963. For a third time they attracted full capacity crowds.
A number of music and dance events were also held in the early 90's at Murrayfield.
In recent years Murrayfield has also played host to a number of important productions for the Edinburgh International Festival as well as some more unusual events for instance providing a large screen to cater for Hibs fans who were unable to obtain tickets for the 1994/95 Scottish Cup semi final match against Stenhousemuir.
Later that year the Rink was used as a set for a major scene in the award winning Scottish film "Small Faces". Incidentally, many of the extras in the scene were regular Murrayfield skaters!

Size (Sq Ft) 45000
Other pricing information Negotiable
Price per day £0+
Available for hourly hire Yes
Price per hour 200+
cold water
hot water
toilet facilities
cafes/shops around
accommodation nearby
airport nearby
highway nearby
negotiable price
better price for longer term
step-free access
off street loading
16 amp socket
32 amp socket
high ceilings
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Fully functional ice rink, Availability subject to negotiation

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