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The Ice Hockey World Championships will take place in Tampere and Helsinki from May 13th to May 29th. We have listed events where you can enjoy the real ice hockey ambience!

The people of Tampere are proud of their magnificent Nokia Arena! This spring it will be the center of the Hockey Championships. Close to the Nokia Arena, right next to the Tampere Railway Station, you can find the official Fan Zone. In the Fan Zone, you can follow games from a giant screen and enjoy the authentic hockey atmosphere with beverages. All the matches will be shown! You can buy an official Miracleo lion mascot and other fan products from the Fan Zone. More information about the Fan Zone can be found on the official website of the Ice Hockey World Championships.

Event Areas and the Kesäkeidas Terrace

The Kesäkeidas (Summer Oasis) in the city center is a magnificent terrace with 500 seats. You can enjoy a wide range of restaurants and watch all the games played in Tampere on the big screen. The Home of Hockey activity area is for the whole family. The activity area is free of charge and open during the whole tournament. The area is family friendly. You can attend various activities and watch games from screens.

Tuomiokirkonkatu will be the official Hockey street of the tournament. We recommend walking from the city center to Nokia Arena via Tuomiokirkonkatu. On the way there are shops, services, restaurants, and terraces.

At Kuninkaankatu street you can also participate in the Hockey Championship ambience. The street is decorated, and kites are hung over the street. Take pictures or just sit on the terrace or in restaurants and enjoy the atmosphere!

What else is going on?

At Periscope restaurant you can enjoy a championship dinner from the themed menu every day when Team Finland is playing. The best seats are booked on the terrace near the screen. If the weather is bad, the matches can be seen in the Lounge Bar on the 7th floor.

On Tuesday May 17th you can change the sport for a while. Then the Home of Hockey harness racing will be arranged at Teivo Ravikeskus. Free entry with the Ice Hockey World Championship ticket!

Särkänniemi theme park is the most entertaining place in Tampere. It is located next to Näsinneula observation tower. There will be Home of Hockey party on May 27th. Enjoy Särkänniemi’s amusement rides and listen to Finland’s top artists! Klamydia, Matti and Teppo, Portion Boys and Oku Luukkainen will be taking the stage. This event is prohibited for people under 18 years old.

You should also check what our event calendar has to offer.

Have a great tournament and enjoy the  Home of Hockey Tampere, and as we say here in Finland: “See you at the market square!”