World Junior cities named
by Martin Merk|16 MAY 2018
Ostrava successfully hosted the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship twice, most recently in 2015.
photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images
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The Czech Ice Hockey Association has today announced the two host cities of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.

The event will happen in Ostrava and Trinec from 26 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 one year after Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, will host next winter.

The Ostravar Arena (previously known as CEZ Arena) in Ostrava successfully hosted the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in 2004 and 2015. The city of 300,000 inhabitants will be the main venue where the Czech U20 national team will play and the medal games will be held. The arena offers a capacity for almost 10,000 fans.

The Werk Arena in Trinec opened in 2014 and can hold 5,200 fans. Trinec, a town of 37,000 inhabitants, is about 45 kilometres away from Ostrava and easily reachable by car or the regular train service.

Both cities are located in the Moravian-Silesian Region in the east of the country close to the border with Poland and Slovakia.

The last time the Czechs hosted the World Juniors was in 2008 in Pardubice and Liberec.
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