One preliminary round group, two quarter-final games, both semi-final games and the medal games will be played at the new Tampere Deck Arena, which is under construction and estimated to open in the later part of the year 2021.
The values of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship are sustainability, fun and community.
”Values are reflected in everything we do. We want to organize a fun event for ice hockey fans that will lift the mood after harder times. Sustainability is systematically implemented: for example, the location of the arenas allows the smooth use of public transport. Train connections operate from all over Finland and it is only 1.5 hours by train from host city to another,” says Heikki Hietanen, the General Secretary of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
The theme of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is Making Miracles. The theme aims to bring out various wonders related to hockey and communities.
”Players perform wonders on ice like winning World Championships and doing high wrap goals and are thus role models for young future athletes and sport enthusiasts. At the same time we want to highlight small miracles that are performed, for example in children’s hobbies or for example in volunteering at the Ice Hockey World Championship,” says Hietanen.
The theme and logo have been inspired by the movement and pace characteristic of hockey, as well as Finnish nature and northern lights.
Sales for the VIP packages for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship have started. Regular day tickets will go on sale in the fall of 2021, when the official game schedule will be completed. Tickets come with a wide price range, with several game and seating categories in use.
The ticket sales page will be found on the official website 2022.iihfworlds.com.