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Getting to the Arena


By Tram: Catch the yellow route tram from Sheffield City Centre or Meadowhall Shopping Centre to the Don Valley Stadium / Sheffield Arena tram stop. IceSheffield is situated 100 metres from the tram stop!

By Bus: IceSheffield is on the number 69 and 287 bus service from Sheffield and Rotherham. Bus stop is situated just outside IceSheffield.

BY Car:



Coleridge Road


S9 5DA


Please note there is a limited number of parking spaces available which the venue are charging £5 per vehicle per day (Cash or Card Payment). There are a number of other events on nearby and we would recommend using the tram service where possible.



Only e-tickets for admission with be provided. Wristbands will be provided on entry and re-admissions will be possible. Bag searches will be conducted on entry.

Event Information and Results

Building Access and Security Procedures: 

Everyone will be subject to security screening procedures each time they enter the facility. For a list of all items that spectators are prohibited from bringing into the facility, see below. Guests who refuse screening will be respected but denied entry to the event. 

Bag Policy.

To make IceSheffield safe for everyone, there are restrictions on what you can bring in a bag into the stadium. Here’s everything you need to know.

What’s allowed? 
Each person can only bring one small bag, and it must not be bigger than A4 size:

  • Height 297mm (11.7 inches)

  • Width 210mm (8.27 inches)

  • Depth 210mm (8.27 inches)

Please note: this means the overall bag size. Bags that are half full and folded over to reduce their size will not be accepted.

Liquids should not be brought into the venue. Anyone carrying bags that do not meet the criteria above WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN. 

Why does the MK John Wilson Trophy Sheffield 2022 have a bag policy?

Safety is everything. We have carefully reviewed public safety and security policies. By limiting the size and style of bags people can carry in, our bag policy enhances safety inside and outside the venue. Plus, it speeds up the security screening process. 


How is this good for fans? 

As well as making everyone feel safer, this means less time standing in lines– helping you get to your seats well before the event you’ve come to see. 

Will my bags be inspected?

Yes. All items and bags carried by spectators and staff will be carefully inspected when entering the stadium. This may include an electronic wanding or pat down. 

Bags will be checked at an outer cordon. If there’s a query on size, a bag gauge will be used. 

There are no facilities to store luggage. 

Are there an exceptions to the bag policy? What about medical reasons? 

We do make exceptions for medical equipment and a few other things, but you must get permission in advance. If this applies to you, please contact us here ahead of the event day.

These are all accepted proof of eligibility for Medical Exemption Certificates: 

  • A statement of higher or middle rate disability living allowance (DLA).

  • Receipt of either the Severe Disablement Allowance or Attendance Allowance. 

  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

  • Qualifying annual uprating letter. 

  • The Access Card (details available from

  • Registration document which certifies that you are Registered Blind or Partially Sighted. 

  • Veterans Agency letter confirming War Disablement Pension. 

  • A personal letter outlining your access requirements from your hospital specialist (within reasonable date). 

  • If resident outside the UK, please use equivalent documentation

Please note: This list is not exhaustive, and we consider each application on a case-by-case basis.

Are cameras, smart phones or tablets allowed in if they’re not in my bag?

Yes. A phone or camera can be carried into the stadium, but not in its own bag. In other words, you can bring these things in, as long as you still only have one bag in total that meets the policy. 

Are handbags allowed?

Yes. Unlike some event venues, we are not banning all bags. But handbags count as the one small bag you’re allowed to bring in to the stadium.  

So, as long as it’s smaller than A4 and meets the rest of our bag policy (as described on the rest of this page), then you can bring a handbag.


Prohibited Items

What you can (and can’t) bring

Nothing matters more than your safety and the safety of others. That’s why we ask that only certain items are brought into the venue.  

Please make sure you’re not bringing anything you shouldn’t before arriving. Everyone’s checked before entry – we’d hate to have to turn you away.  

All bags must meet our Bag Policy, although medical exemptions apply (see below). And any item which is deemed to be offensive or abusive, compromises public safety, or might be used as a weapon, will be confiscated and reported to the police. 


You CAN'T bring? 

  • Bags which don’t meet our Bag Policy (medical exemptions apply) 

  • Large umbrellas

  • Aluminium and glass drink containers, plastic bottles over 500ml

  • Alcohol 

  • Food and drink

  • Selfie sticks

  • Weapons and tools 

  • Flares, lasers, smoke devices and cannisters 

  • Large-bodied cameras and camcorders

  • Drones 

  • Unauthorised musical instruments and vuvuzelas

You CAN bring?

  • Bags meeting our Bag Policy (medical exemptions apply) 

  • Small umbrellas

  • Clear empty plastic bottles 500ml or less

  • Small flags and banners (regulations apply) 

    • Signs cannot be obscene or profane in nature or content.

    • Signs cannot promote a cause, political party or a company

    • Signs cannot obstruct the view of other spectators

    • Signs cannot be attached to sticks or poles

  • Tossies/stuffed animals/skater gifts are permitted, however tossies may not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” (per bag policy above) and are subject to search.

  • Crutches and walking aids

  • It’s worth keeping an eye on this page, as this list may change without notice. Of course, we’ll do our best to keep everyone up to date, but much better to be safe than sorry. 

Camera Policy  

No video recording of any type is allowed during any portion of the competition or practices.

Personal photography is allowed from the designated spectator seating area so as to not interfere with nor disrupt (i) any portion of the event; (iii) event participants and their performance; (iii) the intended use of public areas; and /or (iv) the viewing ability of others.


All photos taken during the event must be for personal use only. Unauthorized commercial use, sale, or third-party distribution of photos and videos from the event is strictly prohibited without prior written consent from the International Skating Union, British Ice Skating, or The MK John Wilson Trophy Sheffield 2022. Violators are subject to immediate removal from the event and potentially held liable for any damage associated with the violation.

For the safety of the athletes, no camera flash is allowed during the event.

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