Latvia confirmed as host of the entire 2021 World Championship

Latvia confirmed as host of the entire 2021 World Championship

Henrik Lundqvist02 Feb 2021Henrik Lundqvist»
 

IIHF decided today that Riga, Latvia will be the sole host for the 2021 World Championship. Originally it was supposed to be played also in Minsk, Belarus.

 
 
 
 

After Minsk was removed as host of the 2021 World Championship for political reasons, the IIHF has been working on finding a new host to replace Minsk.

Today it was decided that the entire tournament will be played in Riga, Latvia, just like in 2006.

The IIHF announced the following conditions:

  • The main venue will be the Arena Riga in Riga and will host Group B, two quarter-final games, the semi-final round and the medal round
  • The second venue will be the Olympic Sports Centre, which will be converted into a 6,000-capacity ice rink and will host Group A and two quarter-final games
  • The Daugava Ice Rink, approximately 10 minutes from Arena Riga, will serve as the practice arena with two ice sheets. The arena is currently under construction and scheduled to be finished by the end of March 
  • All 16 participating teams will be housed in one hotel
  • At present time, there are no updates concerning the game schedule

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