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2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships will be played in Tampere and Helsinki 13.-29.5.2022

21.01.2021

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. 

 

Values are reflected in everything we do, inspiration for the theme is the northern lights

 

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.

 

Ticket sales start with VIP packages, day tickets for games on sale in the fall

 

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.

 

Facts about the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships

  • The 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be held 13 to 29 May 2022 in Tampere and Helsinki
  • 16 teams play in the Championships
  • A total of 64 games will be played, with each team having seven games in the preliminary round
  • The quarter-finals will be played in Tampere and Helsinki
  • The semi-finals and final and bronze games will be held in Tampere
  • The Finnish national team will play its games in Tampere
  • Half a million guests are expected to attend the 2022 IIHF WM
  • The 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship reached a cumulative TV audience of over 1.6 billion
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