The continued closure of Swindon's only ice rink is still being felt by the Wildcats as more games have been postponed.

The Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats’ season has been heavily affected after flooding at the Link Centre destroyed the ice rink they call home. 

Parts of the stricken leisure centre have reopened but the ice rink remains out of commission until possibly next year, although it is hoped it might be back before Christmas. 

This has left the local sporting institution without its crucial home game revenue, leaving it in a struggle to keep going financially. 

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That struggle will not have been helped by the club’s latest announcement. 

A spokesperson said: “The Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats can confirm that both remaining home games in November have been postponed.

As a result of the ongoing Link Centre closure, we have taken the decision to postpone the games with the Bees IHC and Hull Seahawks.

“We can also confirm the game on 2nd December against the Sheffield Steeldogs has also been postponed at this time.

“Discussions are ongoing with Better, the NIHL, as well as all three teams to work out appropriate times for the re-arranged games to take place. When these are confirmed, we’ll release these dates on social media at the Wildcats website.”

The club spokesperson would further praise GLL Better, the operators of the leisure centre, for their efforts in getting the ice rink back up and running. 

They said: “GLL and their contractors are continuing to work incredibly hard at the Better Link Centre and we remain hopeful the Wildcats will be back on the ice in Swindon before the end of 2023.

“As before, events are at the hands of the contractors and more information regarding any potential opening date will be communicated at the appropriate time.

“As always we have to thank our fans for their continued support through these unprecedented times but we hope to be back very soon and it was amazing to see you all again this past weekend in Cardiff for our game against the Solway Sharks.”

Facing increasing travel costs as well as a loss of home game revenue, Paul Norbury, who runs the Wildcats Supporters Club, set up a fundraising page to help get the club through this difficult period.

He said: "We’re managing to rearrange some of our fixtures to buy us time, but this means increased travel costs. Your contribution can therefore help us to keep the team on the road as travel costs are high and we have very limited income.“

The page raised a total of £3,945.