Welcome to Ice Hockey
We are a mixed-gender club and welcome all abilities and experience, catering to students and staff members at any Leeds based academic institution, from University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett and more. We pride ourselves in being an inclusive club where everyone can get involved, whether it's your first time trying on hockey skates or if you've been skating for years.
Our club is made up of 2 competitive teams and a social team, making us one of the largest ice hockey clubs in the UK. Described as one of the friendliest sports societies around, coupled with the fastest team sport in the world, excitement is guaranteed!
The club gained Gryphons status in 2016 joining the other sport societies in representing the university in top-tier sport and access to exceptional facilities.
Since our formation in 2015, Leeds Gryphons Ice Hockey Club have won 4 Divisional titles and 4 Conference titles while playing in Division 5 all the way up to Division 1 of the BUIHA (the highest level of British University ice hockey). BUIHA Nationals weekend April 2023 in Sheffield ended with our B team earning the title of National Champions in the Non-Checking Division 2 league!
In 2020 we hosted the second most attended Varsity in UoL history against Manchester Metros (War of the Roses) with a whopping 600 attendees! The 2022/23 season saw our first ever UoL vs Leeds Beckett Varsity event which again was a huge success, and we cannot wait for our annual event to be bigger and better again this year!
Training is held at Planet Ice Leeds on Thursday evenings:
- 22:30 - 23:30 (for A/B teams)
- 23:30 - 00:30 (for C/Development teams)
These training sessions must be paid for in advance at a cost for semester one. Semester two may be priced differently to the first semester, but members will be made aware of this.
We also host a variety of socials when not on the ice, ranging from nights out to meals and of course watching ice hockey! This could include trips to get measured for equipment, watching NIHL games, celebratory Christmas dinners, awards evenings etc.
We can't wait to see you all this year and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or want to find out more about the club!