The Link Centre is a leisure centre in Swindon, owned by Swindon Borough Council. It was built in 1984 and has been the home of British Ice Hockey team, Swindon Wildcats, since their inception in 1986.
The centre is best-known for its national-sized ice rink and cost approximately £9.5m to build. It has an official capacity of 2,800. It is approximately 2 miles west of Swindon Town Centre.
Swindon Link Centre also houses a 25m deck level swimming pool, squash courts, a 1,100 square metre trampoline park and a state-of-the-art gym.
Around the Rink
The stadium is housed alongside an ASDA supermarket and West Swindon shopping centre, which includes a McDonalds, Britz fish and chips, Domino’s Pizza and a Costa Coffee. This gives supporters ample choice of food and drink.
There are also several pubs near the centre. The Harvey, Ridge Bar and Grill and Village Pub all offer a range of hot and cold food and are within walking distance.
Aside from food and drink, there are plenty of things to do with the family. In the Swindon area, there is the ATBShop Skate Warehouse, Museum of Computing and Oasis Leisure Centre.
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By car: Follow the A417 and continue onto the A419. Take the Take the B4040 exit towards Cricklade. Follow the B4040, and at the third roundabout, take the first exit onto the B4553. Follow the B4553 for 4.5 miles before taking the third exit onto Mead Way (B4534). Go through four roundabouts, and then take the third exit onto Whitehill Way at the next roundabout. Follow the B4534 and take the second exit at Fiveways, onto Link Avenue. The entrance to Swindon Link Centre will be on your left.
There are 1000 free parking spaces available at the arena, as well as some disabled parking, which are on a first-come, first-served basis.
By bus/train: Buses from Swindon Town Centre run regularly and stop outside the Link Centre. Depending on the route taken, the journey takes between 12-16 minutes. The nearest train station to the centre is Swindon Train Station, which is 2.8 miles away.
Swindon Wildcats achieved the highest attendance at the stadium in March 2017, when 1252 attended their game against Basingstoke Bison.