A new ice rink that has opened in BRACKNELL has applied to run sports and entertainment until late at night.

Managers at the Ozone Ice Rink in Bracknell have applied to host indoor sports events until 2am, and sell food and alcohol until 1am.

They also want to play recorded music and have live music performances running until 1am as well.

The ice rink currently hosts skating sessions and ice hockey games on location at Unit 4 of the Western Trade Centre in Western Road, Bracknell.

Currently, the ice rink is allowed to hold sports until 11pm, but requires a licence to put on sports after that.

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Explaining the application, Matt Foord, the bar manager at Ozone, said: “We want to have a family orientated, bar, somewhere people can eat and have a glass of wine, watch lessons or matches then go home.

“Predominantly we’re training junior players, so the late nights are not a factor for them. It’s only really the three-on-three ice hockey tournaments which would go on past 11pm, if that. Normally they’re done and dusted by 9pm.

“So we’re not going to be a party venue, the licence application is a formality predominantly.

“We will be selling bottled beer, cider and glasses of wine as well as soft drinks at the bar.”

He added food at the ice rink will be provided by caterers and will include lasagne, chilli con carne and other home cooking favourites.

As for the live music aspect of the licensing application, Mr Foord said: “It’s probably going to be very rare, but if we wanted the option of a band getting to play a few songs we would have the ability to do that.”

Matt Lock, the rink manager, added: “We want to sell alcohol in the nights, so once they’ve played a hockey match they can go and have a beer with other people in the bar."

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Ozone has been open since April, and partly makes up for the loss of the John Nike ice rink and ski slope which was closed last July.

The application to host events and sell alcohol and food until late is currently going through the licensing application process.

In Bracknell Forest, licensing applications are processed by the Public Protection Partnership.

The  Public Protection Partnership is waiting for completed consent form paperwork for the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). Once the form is completed, and if there are no objections from Thames Valley Police the application will be approved.

You can view current licensing applications in Bracknell Forest on the Public Protection Partnership website.