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Rink Information

Rink Information
The rink seats 3100 people, there are usually seats available for all games.

Away spectators usually sit in Block 2 downstairs.

Downstairs spectators sit behind plexi-glass which surrounds the entire ice surface.

Upstairs, spectators are above the plexi and the puck can enter the spectator’s area with little warning.

The rink is well insulated and the ambient temperature is usually fairly warm.

In line with the new laws the entire John Nike Leisuresport Complex is now a non-smoking venue.

Car Park
The car park at the rink is usually busy on game days but spaces are always available.  We strongly advise people not to park on the main road or pavements around the rink and you do so at your own risk.

Merchandise Tables


The Bees official merchandise tables sell all your match night items and memorabilia - there are tables located in the main foyer and they stock:

    * Chuck-a-pucks and Chuck-a-ducks
    * 50/50 raffle Tickets
    * Shirt Off The Back raffle Tickets
    * Match Night Programmes
    * Bracknell Bees Replica Shirts
    * All other official team clothing & collectables
    * NHL merchandise

Rink Facilities

The Bees Knees Bar (over 18’s only)
A fully stocked and licensed bar, with bottled drinks and drinks on tap.  Located upstairs at the back of Block 6, with no game view of the match.  Drinks can be taken from the bar to the upstairs seated area within the rink, however alcoholic drinks are not permitted downstairs.

Usual opening hours are :  Mon – Fri: 6pm – 11pm, Sat: 12pm – 11pm and Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm

Hospitality/Sponsors Suite (Hospitality/Sponsors Ticket or Pass holders only)
A bottle bar offering both soft and alcoholic drinks and open to all age groups. Open only to Hospitality/Sponsors Ticket or Pass holders.  Located upstairs at the back of Block 7.   Only open on match nights, usually from one hour pre face off time.  Drinks can be taken from the bar to the upstairs seated area within the rink, however alcoholic drinks are not permitted downstairs.

Cafeteria

Offers both hot and cold snacks and drinks. Including chips, burgers, hot dogs, tea, coffee etc.  Located downstairs behind the team benches.

Directions
Click here to find us on Google Maps  

Public Transport
Both Bracknell and Wokingham railway stations are within a five or ten minute taxi ride. Bracknell Station is about an hour from Waterloo and twenty minutes from Reading.

There is also a bus stop outside the rink on the #190 route from the Bracknell Bus station, located next to the train station.

By Car


Directions from the M4:

Leave the M4 at junction 10 and take the A329M signposted towards Wokingham and Bracknell.   Take the next exit (after about 2.7 miles) and turn left at the roundabout at the end of the slip road (the rink is signposted from here).  At the next roundabout (about 1/2 a mile) take the second exit, turning right on to John Nike Way.  Passing the Coppid Beach hotel on your right, the rink is about 300 yards down John Nike Way on the right hand side

Directions from the M3:

Leave the M3 at Junction 3 and take the A322, signposted Bracknell and Bagshot.  After about 2.5 miles you reach the turn off for Ascot, stay in the left hand lane and continue on the A322 towards Bracknell.  After a little under 2 miles further on take the 2nd exit off the roundabout, signposted Bracknell and Reading.  After just under 1/2 a mile continue on straight through the traffic lights with Sainsbury's and the Hilton Hotel on your left.  After 1/2 a mile take the 2nd exit off the next roundabout continuing on the A322, signposted Reading, Wokingham and Maidenhead.  At the next roundabout, another 1/2 mile on, take the second exit (bearing left) on the A322 signposted Reading, Wokingham and Sandhurst.  Passing the Downshire Arms pub on your left take the second exit at the next roundabout on to the A329, M4, signposted Reading, Wokingam.  Take the second exit off the next roundabout (about 2/3 of a mile further on) continuing on the A329.  About a mile further on leave the A329 at the next exit, signposted Wokingham.  At the bottom of the slip road take the third exit off the roundabout, turning right towards Binfield.   Take the second exit off the next roundabout (about 2/3 of a mile further on) continuing on the A329.  At the next roundabout (about 1/2 a mile) take the second exit, turning right on to John Nike Way.   Passing the Coppid Beach on your right the rink is about 300 yards down John Nike Way on the right hand side