Operators of Planet Ice at Hemel Hempstead’s LeisureWorld fear that blueprints for a long-awaited revamp give their skate centre the cold shoulder.
Fears have been voiced that the ice rink may have been written out of the blueprint for the new-look Jarman Park and say their future is uncertain.
An official statement released by Planet Ice said: “Planet Ice have an agreement to be at LeisureWorld until the redevelopment happens. At that point, obviously we need to vacate.
“Planet Ice would be happy to return to a new facility with a rink, but currently we are under the impression that the new scheme does not include one.”
LeisureWorld site operators Capital & Regional, who are behind the refurbishment plans, are refusing to comment at this stage.
In March last year a planning application for the £4 million renovation of the rundown party venue, previously infamous for booze-fuelled trouble caused by revellers spilling out of its now closed nightclubs, was given the go-ahead.
But it will be at least another year before construction for the long awaited overhaul is completed.
A string of restaurants are already poised to move in including ever-popular chicken chain Nando’s, American/Italian style restaurant Frankie and Benny’s, Mexican Chiquito, American restaurant and bar Coast to Coast and pub chain the Hungry Horse.
A deal is also expected to be done with a buffet operator.
A fresh planning application, submitted by Capital & Regional to reflect changes required to meet business needs, is expected to be considered at a Dacorum Borough Council development and control committee meeting tonight, Thursday.