Racers’ future assured as club reaches agreement with Murrayfield Ice Rink

Murrayfield Racers are delighted to announce that following a meeting with the board of Murrayfield Ice Rink (MIR) the club has been issued with a letter of intent that secures our ice time going forward.

The boards of both companies met last week to review the progress to date of Racers Leisure Ltd both on and off the ice. The company has worked in partnership with the board of MIR and this was reflected in a very positive meeting between the two parties.

Both boards are happy with the progress made and are looking forward to building a sustainable ice hockey product at Murrayfield Ice Rink.

Racers Leisure Director, Willie Dunn, said: “I’m very pleased that the hard work put in by investors, directors, fans and of course our players has been recognised by the MIR board.

“We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with Murrayfield Ice Rink and its staff – they have all played a part in helping us develop the club both on and off the ice. Securing this letter of intent allows us to plan for next season and beyond.

“Our team has had a relatively successful season so far and if we continue to work hard, we will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

“We have learned a lot from our games against the NIHL North sides and know what is required to be successful at that level.

“The assurance that we will have ice time next season will allow us to plan much earlier than this season. I’m aware there are changes to the UK structure being progressed at this time and I want us to take time to assess what is the best way forward for the club.

“We have said all along that this is a journey and we are very much at the first stages of that journey, but our direction of travel is very positive.”

Murrayfield Ice Rink Managing Director, Richard Stirling, added: “We have had a good working relationship with Racers Leisure built on mutual respect and a shared vision for ice hockey and youth development for the future in Edinburgh.

“The board are comfortable moving forward with Racers Leisure and exploring what comes next.”

Racers are at home this weekend against Sheffield Steeldogs in the NIHL North Cup and next Sunday play their Scottish Cup semi-final first leg tie against Kirkcaldy Kestrels.

Both games face-off at 6.00pm – please visit www.mracers.com to purchase tickets.

(Image permission: Ian Coyle)