Stockholm will be joined by Herning which will serve as the Danish co-host venue for the tournament.
Sweden’s capital will host one eight-team group, two quarter-final games, as well as the semi-final and medal rounds. Herning will host another eight-team group during the preliminary round, together with the two other quarter-final games.
Both cities have played host to IIHF World Championships in the last few years, with Herning most recently hosting the 2018 tournament together with Copenhagen, and Stockholm co-hosting with Helsinki in 2012 and 2013.
The Swedish Ice Hockey Association carried out an in-depth evaluation process to find out which one of Sweden’s cities held the best conditions to host the tournament. After an intensive and thorough selection process, the choice came down to Stockholm.
“It is of course inspiring that we had a great interest from our cities to, together with us, want to arrange a World Championship at home. Swedish ice hockey's vision is to become Sweden's most engaging sport. We have the same ambition to host 'The World's Most Engaging Ice Hockey World Championship ever' in 2025.” said Anders Larsson, President of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
“It is very gratifying that Stockholm in tough competition with other cities has been chosen to host the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship once again. It’s important to host big sport events for all the sporting children and young, but also for the hospitality industry and the business community in the Stockholm region. It is an important part of restarting Stockholm,” said Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr.
“For us, it is fantastic that the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will return to Denmark in 2025 and Herning by allowing us to host one group for the preliminary round and quarter-finals. Herning is for us, a perfect place for ice hockey and we will together arrange a real hockey party,” says Henrik Bach Nielsen, President of the Danish Ice Hockey Association.