Good find there dude. Sad to read the part right at the end of the article about a plan last year for an Olympic sized rink and other facilities being shelved in favour of refurbishment of existing swimming pools though.
This has been talked about for years and had never come close to materialising. However this is the furthest down the line it has ever come so we shall see how it pans out. There is a council meeting in the next few weeks regarding this so that is the next big obstacle to overcome if the arena is to be built. On the plus side too there is some money available with it being the city of culture next year. I'm not holding my breath that it will happen but at the same time I will be delighted if it does get off the ground.