AN ice hockey game has been called off this evening (March 24) due to an issue with the rink.

Oxford City Stars were due to go up against Slough Jets Ice Hockey Club at the Oxford Ice Rink in Oxpens Road at 6.15pm.

However, due to issues with the ice plant malfunctioning, the ice has gone too soft and the rink has been forced to close.

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An ice plant is needed to maintain temperature and keep the ice frozen, the system pumps glycol around a series of pipes set into the concrete under the rink.

A statement from the ice rink operators said: "This will affect the ice hockey match between the Oxford City Stars and the Slough Jets.

"Unfortunately we have had to tell the hockey club that will be unable to allow the game to go ahead."

Those with tickets for the ice hockey game will be refunded.