Match Night Guide

Cardiff Fire play in the British semi-professional ice hockey league – the National Ice Hockey League (NIHL). Fire play in Division 1 and the development team, Fire 2, play in Division 2.

The team play home games at the state-of-the-art Viola Arena located in the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online HERE or at the game (cash only) with doors opening approximately 45 minutes before face-off for warm-up.

Seating is unreserved and entry on game day is via the doors in the bar on the first floor.

Fire Hockey night at the Viola Arena

How To Get Here

Public Transport

Cardiff Bus operate service 9 which is short bus ride from the City Centre to the arena. For timetables visit cardiffbus.com.

Catch the Barry or Bridgend train from Cardiff Central station and alight at Cogan station. The arena is a short walk via Pont y Werin footbridge.

By Car

The arena is just a 10 minute drive from Junction 33 of the M4 motorway. Follow the A4232 using brown signs for Cardiff Bay and the International Sports Village.

Taxi

To book a taxi call our sponsors Premier Taxis on 02920 555 555 or download the app from the Apple or Google stores.

Address: Viola Arena, Olympian Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0JS

Parking

There is plenty of free parking available in the main car park at the rear of the arena and in the swimming pool car park which are both accessible via Empire Way.

Accessibility

The arena is easily accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties and accessibility needs. There is flat access, a lift to the bar and a number of wheelchair positions on the first floor of the arena located in row K.

There is a drop-off and pick-up area for taxis at the front of the arena.

Facilities

The arena has fantastic facilities with a Bar on the first floor serving alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks. On the ground floor there are Vending Machines and hot food is available at The Grazing Shed restaurant serving a delicious range of burgers.

Cash and card payments are accepted at the Bar and the Grazing Shed.

Merchandise

We have team merchandise to purchase on game nights at the sales desk in the bar. You check out the merch before a game or place an order online at our official Shop.

Game Time

Ice hockey games are played over three periods, each 20 minutes long with two intervals. The total length of the game is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including stoppages in play.

Want to know more? Check out our quick guide to the Rules of the Game.

Viola Arena

Important Notices

Safety
Ice hockey is a dangerous sport with pucks travelling at high speeds. During warm-up and when the game is in play, please keep your eye on the puck at all times.

Photography
Video and photographs taken by club are sometimes used for promotional purposes, such as on our website and social media. As a visitor your image may be captured and subsequently seen in the media. Please note, flash photography is prohibited as it can be distracting for the players and officials on the ice.