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20 April 2024

Dubai Ice Rink hosts Emirates Hockey League

Al Ain Vipers and Al Ain Theebs at Dubai Ice Rink. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff

UAE hockey players are competing for the 2013 Emirates Hockey League Cup.

The Emirates Hockey League matches at Dubai Ice Rink will be held on January 9, 16, 23 and 30; February 6, 13, 19 and 27. The playoffs will determine which teams qualify for semi-finals and for the final to be held in March 2013.

Dubai Ice Rink, the Olympic-sized ice rink managed by Emaar Retail LLC in The Dubai Mall, is partnering with Abu Dhabi Ice Sports Club to host the Emirates Hockey League Dubai matches, for the third consecutive year.

Last year’s champions, Dubai Mighty Camels, will face Abu Dhabi Storms, Abu Dhabi Scorpions, Al Ain Theebs and Al Ain Vipers at the tournament, with plenty of action, thrilling passes and goals guaranteed to engage the spectators.

Gordon Kirk, General Manager of Dubai Ice Rink, said: “Hosting the Emirates Hockey League tournament for the third consecutive year at Dubai Ice Rink underlines its status as a truly world-class venue that offers superior standards required for league matches. In addition to the quality of the ice bed and various other amenities available on-ground, the venue located centrally inside the mall will also offer the opportunity for ice-hockey fans to easily access the matches.”

Ali Ahmed Al Hosani, Communications & Marketing Manager of Abu Dhabi Ice Sports Club said: “Emirates Hockey League’s success over the past years demonstrates the growing interest for ice hockey in the UAE. We are grateful that the Olympic-size ice rink in The Dubai Mall is hosting the Dubai matches again, as the venue will give participating teams and fans a true feel of the championship.”

The stadium style seating of Dubai Ice Rink can accommodate more than 300 spectators and offers unobstructed views of the matches. For more details, call: 04 448 5111 or visit www.dubaiicerink.com.