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 (Britton Conference) of the National League with the development team, Fire 2, in Division 2 (Wilkinson Conference).

The team play home games at the state-of-the-art Viola Arena located next to the International Swimming Pool in Cardiff Bay.

Fire Hockey night at the Viola Arena

Getting Here

The arena is just a 10 minute drive from Junction 33 of the M4 motorway or a short bus ride from the city centre.

To book a taxi call our sponsors Premier Taxis on 02920 555 555 or download the app from the App Store.

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


There is plenty of free parking available in the arena and swimming pool car parks.


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

Viola Arena

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.

Important Notices

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.

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.