11:00AM, Friday 17 February 2017
Slough Jets have been forced to postpone their return to league action this weekend because of teething problems with their new temporary ice rink.
The fixture against Cardiff Fire on Saturday was postponed after Silverblades, the company that will run the temporary ice rink at Montem Lane, informed the Jets the ice wouldn’t be ready for hockey this weekend.
The Jets director of operations Steve English said: “Earlier in the week when the task of laying the ice began it became obvious that the chillers which had been provided for use by the Ice Rink Company to freeze the temporary ice weren’t working properly,
“One had refused to work at all and the other worked at just 30 per cent capacity. This shortage of freezing power meant that the ice making is now behind schedule.
“An engineer was called and has since fixed the chillers but, with just a fraction of the full chilling power available at the start of the ice making, combined with the mild weather, it was impossible to freeze water as it was laid.”
The Ice Rink Company are now working around the clock to get the ice built up to a suitable level to ensure the rink can be opened this weekend.
The club expects junior and senior training to commence on Tuesday and have apologised for any inconvenience the postponement will cause.
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