Coventry Blaze secure new deal to play at Skydome

Coventry Blaze have secured a new deal with Planet Ice allowing them to continue playing at the Skydome rink in the city.

The news comes a few months after the club's future appeared to be in question because of financial worries.

Neither the club nor Planet Ice have revealed the length of the new agreement but both are talking of the long-term future.

Blaze have been at the Skydome since leaving Solihull in 2000.

Chairman Andy Buxton told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "Everyone knows the club and the arena have been through some challenging financial times over the last few months.

"We need each other, very much so. Both businesses recognise that and they've been very supportive in the new deal they've offered us.

"It should give us a good start in terms of securing the future of the club here in Coventry. We're very grateful to the contribution they've made and hopefully both businesses will benefit as a result of the new arrangement."