Sheffield Bears Ice Hockey Club runs across Sheffield Hallam University, and the University of Sheffield, and any other univeristies in the Sheffield Area, with students from both universities competing together in the British University Ice Hockey Association (BUIHA) leagues. The club has teams competing in all five Divisions of the BUIHA league, catering for a wide range of abilities and making them one of the largest university ice hockey clubs in the country. Training is at Ice Sheffield, and is split based on ability so that sessions can be planned and delivered around player development. Trials are held within the first few weeks of term to sort players into teams, and places on the squad can be fairly competitive.
During the annual inter-university Varsity tournament the club splits into separate teams from Sheffield Hallam and University of Sheffield, who compete against each other in front of large crows from both universities.
The club run a couple of 'Give it a Go' sessions each year in semester one, providing opportunity for new players to try out the sport. Check our events for any this semester.
If you missed our Give it a Go sessions or Trials and wish to join the club join our Facebook page and contact a member of committee on possible options to get involved.
Register your interest on our facebook group or at Sports Fair in September to attend trials. Teams will be selected early on in Semester 1. If you miss these and have experience please contact committee or the coaching team.
£60 BUIHA registration fee or £10 per semester to train only £150-200 club fee per semester. This covers all training and games for the semester, pay as you go option is available.