”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. Beyond that, sustainability will also be 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 a host city to another,” says Heikki Hietanen, the General Secretary of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.
Inspiration for the theme are the northern lights
The motto 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 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship,” says Hietanen.
The theme and logo have been inspired by the movement and pace characteristic of hockey, as well as the Finnish nature and northern lights.
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