Two games on each day of the opening weekend on the Elite Series will get professional ice hockey back on the ice in the UK!

Games in the 2021 event will begin on Saturday 3 April with Manchester and Coventry having the honour of playing the first match at 2pm. Nottingham will take on Sheffield in the evening slot at 7pm.

On Sunday, the Steelers will face the Storm in the Pennine derby, before the Blaze take on the Panthers in the Midlands derby.

Teams will then have a day off before starting a three-game week on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Week three of the season will also see each side playing three games each.

The regular season climax comes in week four, where each team will play four times in seven days to complete the first of the series.

Check out the full schedule in the Gamecenter.