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Ice Academy Skates Into Its Second Year

The Northern Ireland Ice Academy welcomed its second intake of students this evening, with 20 care experienced young people taking to the ice for the first time with the Stena Line Belfast Giants. Over the next six months the young people will develop a wide range of new skills and attributes that seek to improve […]

Odyssey Trust Staff Launch ‘1BEET’ For Local Charities

OTC Staff across W5, the Stena Line Belfast Giants, Odyssey Car Park and The SSE Arena, Belfast have come together to set up a fundraising initiative known as ‘1BEET’ to raise money to support local charities. OTC Staff nominated and then voted for charities to support in 2018/19, with Air Ambulance NI and Friends of […]

Graduation For First Ever Odyssey Ice Academy

A cohort of 14 care experienced young people have celebrated today as they graduated from Northern Ireland’s first ever Odyssey Ice Academy and officially became ‘Community Giants.’ The Lord Mayor of Belfast met with all of the participants of the scheme at an official reception at Belfast City Hall and congratulated the young people on […]

Steve Saviano Voted MVP By Giants Fans At Awards Night

Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Steve Saviano claimed the Most Valuable Player Award at the annual Giants Awards Night on Monday at a packed out Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Over 550 fans, sponsors, staff and players filled the ballroom at the Awards Night as the Giants celebrated the Challenge Cup success and looked ahead to the upcoming Playoffs. […]

We Are Now A JAM Card Friendly Site!

The Odyssey Trust has demonstrated its commitment to customers by signing up to become a JAM Card friendly site. Over 150 staff from W5, Stena Line Belfast Giants and SSE Arena, Belfast have been equipped to provide excellent customer service to people with learning difficulties and communication barriers. The JAM Card, which stands for Just […]

Ryan Martinelli To Lose The Beard For A GIANT Cause

Stena Line Belfast Giants defenceman Ryan Martinelli made a bet with his teammates that if the team won a trophy this season – he would shave off the beard! So….the 2017/18 Challenge Cup Champions delivered and Ryan Martinelli is losing the beard this Sunday following the game vs Nottingham Panthers!! Ryan has chosen to shave […]

Giants Launch Northern Ireland’s First Ever Ice Academy

Northern Ireland’s first ever Ice Academy got its skates on today, with 18 care experienced young people from Belfast taking part as the inaugural intake of students. Over the coming weeks the young people will learn and develop a wide range of skills and gain important life experiences alongside the Stena Line Belfast Giants. The […]

AVFTB Cycle To Raise Much Needed Funds For Hospice

The A View From The Bridge team, official podcast of the Giants, came together at the Giants home game on Friday to raise much needed funds for the NI Children’s Hospice! Here is their story, taken from their JustGiving page, on why they embarked on a charity cycle on Friday at The SSE Arena! In […]

Giants Support NI Children’s Hospice Jingle All The Way Campaign

Jingle All the Way this Christmas and help raise vital funds for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice! Every year, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice provides end of life, symptom management and specialist respite care to over 300 children and their families. This Christmas, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice are encouraging local businesses, organizations, schools, clubs, churches and individuals across […]

Giants Deliver Teddies In Hospitals Around NI

A GIANT thank you to everyone who got involved with the 2017 Teddy Bear Toss at the game against Manchester Storm on Sunday 19th November. Thousands of teddies were thrown onto the ice following the Giants first goal, the highest number ever, and this week the players have been delivering your gifts around hospitals in […]

Fleming Fulton Spruce Up Christmas With Exclusive Gifts

A GIANT thank you from Chris Truehl, Spiro Goulakos, and Fleming Fulton school to everyone who purchased one of the tree pucks made by ‘Spruce it Up’ Fleming Fulton young enterprise company. The decorations were sold at the Northern Irish Connections Friendship Four tournament and we are pleased to announce that it was a sell-out! […]

Science — Technology — Engineering — Mathematics

On November 24th and 25th, 2017 the third annual Friendship Four will be taking place at the SSE Arena Belfast. The 2017 Festival of STEM will again be taking place in November featuring guest speakers in STEM related subjects. For the full calendar of events – click here.

“3 International Cities Poised To Host The NHL…Belfast”

‘The Score’, a North American-based Sports media organisation with 3.1 million Facebook likes and over 550,000 followers on both Twitter & Instagram, just published an article about hockey in Belfast! Titled “3 international cities poised to host the NHL” – the article states: “Already home to the Giants of the Elite Ice Hockey League, the […]

Kaitlyn Morrison Awarded Scholarship In Canada

The Stena Line Belfast Giants fans are familiar with the name ‘Morrison’. Mark Morrison, from Belfast, iced for the Giants 2003-2012 and lead Team Ireland into five World Championships.

Giants Support Children’s Hospice Sparkle Dash 5k Challenge

Giants Head Coach, Adam Keefe, is supporting the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Sparkle Dash 5k Challenge on Sunday 6th August at Giants Park. Registration is now open at: By signing up and showing your support, this will enable the Children’s Hospice to continue to provide life-limited children with specialist palliative care. The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice […]

Gordon Cameron Named Spirit of NI Education Winner

A GIANT congratulations to Gordon Cameron, Schools Co-Ordinator of the Stena Line Belfast Giants, who claimed the Spirit of Education award at the 2017 Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards. Gordon was nominated by the organisation and the judging panel awarded him a finalist spot for the sell-out Gala event at the Culloden Hotel […]

2017 Diamond Systems Cheerleaders Annual Showcase

The Diamond Systems Belfast Giants Cheerleaders Annual Showcase and Awards were hosted on Saturday 13th May at the Bangor Aurora Complex. The awards were presented by Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations and Laura Small from Kukri Sports. Youth Elite Team – UKCA Northern Ireland Champions Junior B Level 1 Pom Dance Junior Elite Team […]

Odyssey Academy – GB’s Shields talks ‘going for gold’

Belfast Giants forward Colin Shields has taken time out from his preparations with Team GB to talk to young people from the Odyssey Academy about the side’s chances of winning gold in Belfast. The students spent their morning taking part in a skills workshop, learning how to research and prepare for interviews before getting the […]

Odyssey Academy – students get Giant scoop on pro hockey life

Young people from the Odyssey Academy have spent the day at the home of the Belfast Giants, finding out what it’s like to be a professional hockey player. The students got the chance to interview Giants captain Adam Keefe and teammate Brandon Benedict, plus fellow Giant and Team GB international Colin Shields. It comes as […]

Odyssey Academy – What is it?

The Odyssey Academy is an initiative of the Odyssey Trust, the charitable company behind the Belfast Giants, SSE Arena and W5. The Academy is being run by Odyssey Trust in partnership with local youth engagement charity Include Youth. Tutors from various business units within the Odyssey Trust family have been engaging with the students to […]