In 100 Tampere will once again be the hub of international hockey excitement – do you still remember these moments from last spring?

Hämeensilta bridge's statues wearing blue jerseys. People walking down the bridge.

The Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship returns to Tampere this spring as Tampere and Riga, the capital of Latvia, host the games from 12-28 May. Tampere will once again become a hub of international hockey excitement filled with joyful hockey fans and the atmosphere of a major event. So that the 100-day wait doesn’t feel too long, we take you back to last spring and give you some Tampere tips to ease your hockey hunger.

Got hockey hunger? Ease the wait with these tips!

In 100 days Tampere will once again become the center of international ice hockey hype. To ease your hockey hunger, follow these tips:

  1. Keep up with Tampere’s traditions and play hockey outdoors at the skating venues – there are over 100 of them in Tampere! Skating venues in Tampere.
  2. Join the local ice hockey atmosphere. The ongoing Finnish Championship is well worth watching. The local ice hockey teams Tappara and Ilves are the two most successful teams in Finland. Last season, Tappara won the Finnish championship and Ilves the bronze medal.
  3. Discover Tampere’s long history and traditions of hockey at the Finnish Ice Hockey Museum in Vapriikki. It displays the many high points of ice hockey in Finland, from its infancy in the 1930s to the successes of today.
  4. Follow the city’s official hockey website to keep up to date with what’s happening in the city during the World Cup.
  5. Follow the city’s social media channels on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see more ice hockey updates and atmosphere.