Club Members 2016/17
Founded in 2001, the Birmingham Lions Ice Hockey Club is a BUIHA club based at the University of Birmingham, representing Higher Education institutes in Birmingham (University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Newman University, Aston University). We compete at all levels, and pride ourselves on being inclusive club, that has experienced great successes in previous years and we endeavour to uphold this strong level of performance!
We have sessions for both beginners and experienced players, and also run regular socials where members can get to know each other and have fun! No matter your hockey or skating ability, anyone will be welcomed to our club, even if you just want to join us for the socials!
How to get involved
A proudly diverse and inclusive club, 42% of our registered players were female in the 2018/19 season, despite being a male dominated sport. We accept anybody who is interested in trying ice hockey, with athletes of every size and colour within the club, as well as many LGBT+ members. Ice hockey also manages to attract a large number of international students due to its popularity in Europe and North America.
The membership fee is £55.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
A Team – Thursday Evenings 11pm – 12am
B Team – Sunday Evenings (Time TBC)
C Team – Tuesday Evenings 11pm – 12am
Beginners Session – Wednesday 4pm – 5pm
Solihull Ice Rink
Successes and Achievements
Our A team finished second in their division, the battle for first place coming down to points difference alone in the end.
Being nominated for the Pride Award at the University of Birmingham Sports Awards 2018/19.
Organising our first D team friendlies.
Head Coach: Edward Jones & Sarah Aftelak
President: Emma Gordon