The organizing committee is currently a little ahead in the World Championship arrangements. Agreements have been concluded for cities, arenas and several operational partners.
”We have set the bar high in everything we do, and the conditions for the games will be top notch. We want to make an event that Finns can be proud of,” says Heikki Hietanen, the General Secretary of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
The search for volunteers for the event will also begin this spring.
”We are looking for well over a thousand volunteers for various organizational tasks in Tampere and Helsinki. Volunteers can experience the atmosphere of the Ice Hockey World Championship from the very front and gain experience in organizing a major international event,” Hietanen promises.
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 Hietanen.
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.
Forming partnerships is an important part of organizing the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The partnerships are functional, each partner has a role in the organization of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
Currently the following agreements have been signed: Skoda is the Official Main Sponsor of the World Championship, the Official Sponsors are Kotkamills, Liqui Moly, Nike, Patron, Pirelli and Raiffeisen Bank International and the Official Partners are Eezy, Grano, Mall of Tripla, Moovy, Niemi Palvelut, Ramirent, Scandic and VR.
More Official Sponsors and Official Partners will be announced this spring.
Ticket sales will start today 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 started today. 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.
”By pricing the tickets, we want to ensure that the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship games are accessible to as many hockey fans as possible,” says General Secretary Heikki Hietanen.
Ticket sales of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is the most significant source of income for the organizer. Since year the 2000, more than EUR 17 million has been allocated to various development projects.
The amount has made it possible to hiring 160 professionals to hockey clubs to develop club activities and support the coaching of children and youth. For example, through the skills coach project launched after the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland, the Finnish Ice Hockey Association has supported the salaries of 29 children and youth skills coaches working in hockey clubs with 5,000,000 euros.
The ticket sales page will be found on the official website 2022.iihfworlds.com
The official channels for the Ice Hockey World Championship will open today
The official channels for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will open today. There is a official website and from the social media channels you can find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
The medal design competition kicks off
An open design competition for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship medals has been launched today. The competition will take place from 21 January until 31 March 2021.
In accordance with the theme, gold from fells of Lapland will be used in the gilding of the medal.
More information about the competition can be found here.
2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland - facts
- 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