The tournament’s organizing committee chose popular Latvian band Astro'n'out to create the song.
Mara Upmane-Holsteine also emphasizes that the families and hockey players shown in the video of the song are not actors, but families representing the Latvian hockey family. These families symbolize the message of the song: behind all the victories is long, selfless work and selfless family support.
"The new hockey song is beautiful, it expresses an emotional and positive message, it inspires," Edgars Buncis, the head of the organizing committee, said with satisfaction about the cooperation with Astro'n'out. He hopes that the outcome of the authors' creative work will become a hit among hockey fans and beyond.
Arena Riga, which was built for the 2006 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and is home to KHL team Dinamo Riga, will be the main venue and host Group B, two quarter-final games (including Latvia’s game if qualified), the semi-finals and medal games.
The Olympic Sports Centre across the street will be converted into a 6,000-seat ice arena to host Group A and two quarter-final games.