Coach Tait supported by the players and Junior Bison Coaches is pleased to announce that the Bison Hockey Academy will be running activities in the Spring Bank holiday and again in the summer holidays.

Commenting on the announcement Ashley said,

"We had a great "Back to the Ice" Skills session camp at the weekend and we are now pleased to announce...

About Us

To contact the Basingstoke Bison, please direct your enquiries to:-

Contact Us By Post
Basingstoke Bison Ice Hockey Club
Basingstoke Arena
Leisure Park
RG22 6PG

Contact Us By Email

Contact Us By Telephone
01256 355266

Website Email

Contact us about the Bison School Programme at

Group Bookings

The Club

Founded in 1988 Colours -

Red, Silver, Black & White

Players Honours -

#10 Kevin Conway -

Shirt Retired in 2004/05

#20 Tony Redmond -

Testimonial Season in 2005/06

#12 Don Yewchin -

Shirt Retired 2009/10


Planet Ice - Team Owner

Ashley Tait - Director Of Ice Hockey Operations & Player Coach

Tony "Tosh" Redmomd - Assistant & Bench Coach

Carole & Gary Blakemore - Basingstoke Booster Club

Nigel Simmons, Sharon & Nick Dudley - Bison Merchandise Table

Anthony Russell, Keith Johnson & Dan Weller Evans - Social Media Relations

Sharon Driver - Schools Programme Co-Ordinator

Hannah Driver - Match Day Organiser

David Bavister -Match Night DJ

The League

The Basingstoke Bison play in the National Ice Hockey League South One Division
The Bison will be competing against the Bracknell Bees, Hull Pirates, Milton Keynes Thunder, Raiders, Streatham, Peterborough Phantoms and Invicta Dynamos.

The Bison also play in the autumn trophy against Hull Pirates, Sheffeild Steeldogs & Telford Tigers.

Match Times

Saturday Start Time: 18:30pm
Sunday Start Time: 17:30pm
Weekdays: 19:30pm

*These are typical face-off times, but it is always advisable to check with the rink to confirm individual match times. Doors Open is always 1 hour before face Off with the exception of Sundays which will be 45 minutes before face off. (See also the fixtures page.)

Box Office Opening Times

Monday - 9.00am to 3.45pm
Tuesday - 9.00am to 8.45pm
Wednesday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Friday - 9.00am to 9.30pm
Saturday - 9.00am to 4.00pm (Box Office Open On Game Night)
Sunday - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Refreshments and Merchandise

Bison Bar - Hot and Cold food available
Servery - selling hot and cold drinks, popcorn, hotdogs and other hot snacks.
Bison Club Shop - selling official Bison merchandise on match nights.
ProSkate located adjacent to the bar on the first floor selling hockey merchandise / equipment, figure skating equipment and providing a skate sharpening service.

How Do You Get Here?

Parking: Extensive parking in the Leisure Park. Usually plenty of free space for 6:30pm face-off matches, but allow time for traffic congestion if a popular movie is showing, at the adjacent cinema !!

By Car: Roads from M3 Junction 6 or 7 will lead onto the Ring road - Exit the ring road from 'Town Centre ,West Junction' roundabout, (Morrisons Supermarket adjacent)- following signs for 'The Leisure Park' /'Whitchurch' or the 'B3400' along Worting Road. Access to the Rink is from the next junction at the 'West Ham Roundabout'. Westbound on the M4, exit at Junction 11 (Central Reading) and use the A33. Eastbound on the M4, exit at Junction 13 (Newbury) and use the A34 and A339.

By Train : Lines run to Waterloo direct, or from Paddington, the west and north via Reading.

Centre Shuttle : A shuttle bus runs from the Rail Station to the Leisure Park, every 8-10 mins before 18:30 and every 15 mins after 18:30. Visit the Centre Shuttle information page - Centre Shuttle