In 2023, Tampere will co-hosts the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with Riga, the capital of Latvia. The tournament will be played on May 12–28, 2023. As last year, Tampere honours the return of the puck in the world championship level, making it the championship of all time together with residents and the community.
‒ Last year, the home of hockey welcomed the World Championship with open arms and the hockey buzz spread throughout the city. We hope that the event will be strongly visible in the city this spring as well and that people will enjoy the atmosphere with all their hearts, says Saara Saarteinen, Head of Events at City of Tampere.
The key areas in the city center will be decorated with the Home of Hockey theme for three weeks in May. During the spring, the Home of Hockey theme will also be seen in a significant way in various side events in Tampere. There will also be a Home of Hockey activity zone at Central Square to try out different sports.
The City of Tampere invites everybody to create the best ice hockey atmosphere ever using the Home of Hockey theme.
Decorate premises and organize side events with a hockey theme
Local businesses and communities can order Home of Hockey print files produced by the City of Tampere and use them to decorate their premises.
It is possible to organize side events in your premises. Remember that you might need a permit by the police to host a public event. You can organize for example pub quizzes, hockey karaoke or offer an ice hockey-themed menu.
Here are the best tips to join the Home of Hockey celebrations:
- Follow the City of Tampere World Championship webpage and get familiar with the Home of Hockey theme
- Create activities or events matching the Home of Hockey theme
- Submit your event to the event calendar on the Home of Hockey -page
- Share information about your event and the vibes preparing your event on social media by using hashtags #KiekonKoti #TampereHomeOfHockey
- Share the atmosphere, pictures and videos of your event on different channels
- Invite others to join and create the best-ever World Championship in Tampere!