Southampton Vikings will
sadly miss Kez who was tragically killed when she was in a road traffic accident
on the A29 road in West Sussex on the 17th of July 2010.
Kez was an extremely well
loved member of the club and would brighten up anyone's day without having to
make any effort, her personality was so vibrant and welcoming. She was full of
life and was a very loving human being who cared greatly about all of her
friends and family and would go out of her way to help as much as she could for
She was engaged to be married
in August 2010, just six weeks before tragedy struck and condolences and heart
felt sorry goes out to her family and her fiancée who is a kind and loving guy
who brought such happiness to Kez.
God bless you Kez, we will
miss you so much. xx
are pleased to support the following
temporary ice rink situated adjacent to the Bargate in the heart of Southampton
city centre supplied by
Warburg Property Development have a new website
http://www.southamptonice.co.uk/ This website deals deals with the
application for an ice rink to be built on the site of the old Chantry Hall in
St. Mary Street.
The site gives details of their scheme to bring
an ice rink back to Southampton and from the homepage you can vote for or
against the proposals. Southampton Vikings voted YES!
On the 20th of July 2010 the city
council approved the outline application in a meeting of the Planning & Rights
of Way Panel.
There is one more application to go
yet before the rink can be built so watch this website and Warburg's site for
This is the home
page of one of the oldest Ice Hockey Clubs in the UK. Although there is no home
ice at the moment doesn't mean that the spirit isn't willing, it is alive and
raring to go once a new ice rink is ready.
Southampton City Council are
working to bring ice skating back to its citizens after the old Banister rink
closed its doors to the paying public in controversial circumstances in 1988. For over fifty years up to 1988 with only a break because of
war damage, we enjoyed the facility. It was only the greed of a corporate bully
who's only intention of buying into the ice rink site in 1963 was to sell it off
for luxury housing which took them 25 years to achieve and ended in the closure
of the rink.
Over the past 10
years, this site and other organisations like The Southampton Ice Dance and
Figure skating Club have helped to
convince the local council that an ice rink in Southampton is viable and will be
well patronised. It has been a long arduous battle with disappointments and some
successes, but it would appear that the effort has been worth it and we intend
to continue until we skate out onto the brand new ice surface built on land in
Southampton. It will happen, of that we are all sure.
Emails to the city council
will be appreciated and handed on to Councillor Hannides is
Cabinet member for Leisure. We have to show that there is a need for an ice rink
and although the evidence is there already, the council have to be convinced it
is not going to cost the earth and end up in closure after only a short time.
Ice rinks as we know cost buckets of cash to build and run and no one expects
any council to spend tax payers money on something that is going to end up a
total waste of time effort and....... money.
So, if you are
reading this and you are from Southampton or any part of the region, email your
councillor and tell them
what you think.
They must listen to what you have to say, you effort could make all the
difference to our city boasting a state of the art ice rink or yet another
office block, hotel or even more shopping facilities.
The BRICK is
depending on you!!
I hope you enjoy
this site, if you remember the ice rink, then it will take you back to the days
when skating was a way of life for many in Southampton. People say that they
used to spend their lives at the rink, like me, it was my second home for a long
time. Of course, it is not just about the great sport of hockey, it is also
about ice skating, ice dancing, ice shows, ice cream, well, a little bit of
poetic justice, please!
A new ice rink would
be,,,,,,,,.............the icing on the cake.
Petition to the council
The Southampton Vikings and the
Southampton Ice Dance and Figure Skating Club have formed an alliance. The
grouping is called the United Southampton Skaters. The campaign culminated in a march to commemorate
the closing of our ice rink on August the 22nd 1998. The march began exactly 20
years to the day on 22nd of August 2008 at 11.30am in the Banister Park Estate and followed the route of Carlton
Road, Bedford Place, Watts Park, West Marlands, Above Bar, The Precinct, Bargate
Street, Portland Terrace ending at the Civic Centre where we handed over the
petition to the Chief Executive of the city council at approximately 1pm.
If you haven't added your name to the
petition, please help us by clicking the link below
As from the 8th of August, the Daily
Echo also joined the USS in the campaign to re-establish an ice rink. You
can read some of the articles that are appearing in the newspaper by clicking
The campaign poster can be
downloaded here if you would like to help
distribute it. It is formatted in A2 size but can be printed in smaller
GIVE US WHAT WE WANT AND THEN WE'LL GO
23rd of August 2008 reunion match report