Our Impressions of Chelmsford Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre
The rink is on the top deck of the Leisure Centre above the car park and has a standard size 56m*26m pad with seating for 600 spectators; maximum capacity is 1,200. Away Supporters usually congregate in the Zamboni corner next to their team's bench. The rink is surrounded by safety glass rather than netting and so visibility is pretty good from most locations. Please note that no unauthorised photography, neither still or moving is permitted.
There is a licensed bar (the only place where smoking is permitted), a cafeteria (limited seating) and vending machines. In the opposite corner to the main entrance is the Supporters Kiosk where a wide range of merchandise (Chieftains' and otherwise) is available.
Directions to Chelmsford Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre
Take the A12 north-east out past Brentwood (M25 junction 28, the Brook Street roundabout) for around ten miles. Take the A1016 signposted to Chelmsford and at the next roundabout, follow the A414 towards the town. At the'Army and Navy' roundabout (it's the one with the flyover running across it), take the first exit onto Parkway (A138) and continue to the next roundabout. Take the third exit, past the Meadows shopping centre, over the bridge to the next roundabout at the Tesco Store. Take the third exit and then turn left at the traffic lights (A1099). Continue over the bridge and turn left into the Riverside Ice and Leisure car park. The entrance to the rink is under the main building and up the ramp.