One of the most anticipated days of the summer has arrived for Rapid Solicitors Elite League supporters with the announcement of the 2012-13 season fixtures.

The opening weekend fixtures are as follows:

Saturday 8th September 2012

Braehead Clan v Belfast Giants (Challenge Cup) – 7.00pm

Dundee Stars v Coventry Blaze (League) – 7.00pm

Fife Flyers v Edinburgh Capitals (Challenge Cup) – 7.15pm

Hull Stingrays v Nottingham Panthers (Challenge Cup) – 6.30pm

Sheffield Steelers v Cardiff Devils (League) – 7.00pm

Sunday 9th September 2012

Cardiff Devils v Sheffield Steelers (League) – 6.00pm

Coventry Blaze v Fife Flyers (League) – 5.15pm

Edinburgh Capitals v Braehead Clan (Challenge Cup) – 6.00pm

Nottingham Panthers v Dundee Stars (League) – 4.00pm

A full list of fixtures is available on the Elite League website at www.eliteleague.co.uk