Cannock Customer Notice
It is with regret that Planet Ice announce the closure of its rink in Cannock as of March 27th 2022. The rink, based at Lakeside Plaza in Bridgtown Cannock, was opened in 2007 as Silver Blades and was more recently branded to Planet Ice. Their have been failed negotiations with the landlords to renew the lease and as a result a planning application has been submitted to convert the building back to offices.
Chief Operations Officer Heath Rhodes commented ‘It’s unfortunate and we feel for the local ice skating community as well leisure skaters regarding this decision. We hoped originally that the rink would lead to a much larger provision within Cannock but despite conversations with the council this did not happen. We have since tried to negotiate a new lease arrangement with the landlords and this has not been successful either and they have advertised a change of usage on the building to offices. We have tried to negotiate since then but have still failed to find a successful outcome which is unfortunate for the local skating community and for us at Planet Ice. It is with great sadness that after so many years of facilitating the local community we have to hand back the rink to be used as offices’.
Planet Ice’s next closest rink is in Uttoxeter or possibly Solihull. All skaters and coaches are welcome at either. Those with memberships or gift vouchers can still redeem them at any of these buildings and equally, those wishing to continue with their skating will also be welcome. All Planet Ice branches operate Skate Excellence, Hockey Excellence, Show and Skate, Birthday Parties, and public skate plus much more.