Winchester ice rink plan unveiled after 30-year bid
A £20m Olympic-sized ice arena is planned for Winchester.
The proposed development at the old council depot site at Bar End would also include a 120-bed hotel and restaurant.
The plans follow a 30-year campaign by Winchester Ice Sport Association to get a rink back on the south coast after the one in Southampton closed in 1988.
Developers Aethos Development Limited will present the plans to city councillors at a meeting later.
The arena, which would be privately funded, would feature a four-lane curling rink, ten-pin bowling and indoor caving.
The development is supported by Olympic figure-skating champions Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Robin Cousins.
Edna Boden, from Winchester Ice Sport Association, said: "We've been almost 30 years now without our much-loved ice rink.
"This campaigning is paying off and we are keeping our fingers crossed that maybe this time the council will look favourably on us."