Streatham Leisure Centre Opening – 18th November 2013
Streatham’s brand new ice rink and leisure centre will open to the public on 18 November at the same time as the new Tesco Extra Superstore.
The overall development incorporates skating, swimming, and other sporting facilities, as well as the supermarket and over 200 new homes. Almost 1,000 jobs have been created during the construction phase and afterwards.
The Tesco Streatham Extra will be open 24 hours a day Monday to Fridays – the same can’t be said for the leisure centre facilities though.
A pre-opening membership office is now open at The Hideaway, London SW16 2BF, if you want to sign up for a leisure centre membership or find out more information about the swimming pool or ice rink. The temporary ice rink in Brixton, which was constructed to serve as a temporary facility until the permanent one reopened, will close on the 18th November.
The launch on the 18th November is a soft launch, with the official launch (after any kinks are worked out) on the 10th December, and will be opened by Beth Tweddle MBE, a former British artistic gymnast. She is a three-time Olympian, competing in the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Olympic Games, where she took home a bronze medal on the uneven bars.
However, while the building might be open from the 18th November, not all the facilities will be ready to use and open to the public. The following is a schedule of when the following facilities will be open to the public:
- The gym will be open on Monday, 18th November from 6:30am
- The first public ice skating session will be Monday 25 November, 11am-3.30pm
- The first public swimming session will be Monday 25 November, from 3pm-9pm
- The first public use of sports hall will be Monday 25 November, from 1pm
The Streatham Redskins will be playing for the first time in this new ice rink on the Sunday, 24th November. Doors open 6pm and tickets are £8 (adults), £5 (kids), with £21 family tickets also available. Get your tickets here.
The address for the Streatham Leisure Centre as well as the Tesco Extra is: 384 Streatham High Road, Streatham, London SW16 6HP.