Welcome to Tampere

Welcome to the Finnish home of hockey!

Tampere is famous for long traditions in ice hockey and passion for the sport. This is the home of Finnish ice hockey, where every hockey fan is welcome. On this page, you can find more information about hockey events in the city.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Come and see the most interesting items and stories of Finnish ice hockey and much more in Hockey Hall of Fame in Museum Center Vapriikki.

The exhibition, renewed in 2022, demonstrates the history of Finnish ice hockey from the uncertain beginning to the success of modern times. The exhibition highlights the development of the sport and its equipment, the accomplishments of the national teams, both men’s and women’s premiere leagues and the Finnish hockey heroes playing abroad.

The Hall of Fame displays the most distinguished awards, including the World Cup trophies of the Lions and the most coveted prize in the Finnish Hockey League, the Canada Bowl.

Two people observing a trophy in a museum.

The stories of Finnish ice hockey

Hockey Hall of Fame Finland

Ilves and Tappara, the local ice hockey teams

In Tampere, hockey is a way of life. 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.

Join the local ice hockey atmosphere! The ongoing Finnish Championship is well worth watching.

Play hockey in the open air

Tampere is famous for long traditions in ice hockey. The first official ice hockey game was played on the ice of frozen Pyhäjärvi lake in 1928. The first synthetic ice rink in Finland was installed in Koulukatu in 1956. Take part in Tampere traditions and play ice hockey outdoors!

When the weather permits in winter, more than a hundred pitches in parks and playing fields are used for ice skating. In addition to parks, skating venues can be found in school playgrounds, in addition to other outdoor ice hockey and skating rinks. The venues are in usable condition when their lights are on in the evenings.

People playing ice hockey in open air.

Play hockey in the open air!

Skating venues in Tampere

NHL Hockey Day lands to Tampere

The canadian based NHL Hockey Day lands to Europe for the first time in March 2023. Aimed at hockey fans of all ages, the event will be organised in the Finnish home of hockey, Tampere and in Czech Rebuplic. In Tampere, the event will take place in Sorsapuisto from 17-18 March.

The two-day event features e.g., Finnish hockey legends, live performances, and a Stanley Cup award. The event culminates on Saturday with a viewing party for the NHL regular season game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche. Admission to the Hockey Day is free.

The event area will be open from 10 am to 11 pm both days. Friday’s activities include public ice skating, competitions, and numerous activity stations.

2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

The 2022 Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Tampere and Helsinki, with Tampere as the main venue. The championship ended very favourably for Finland after the Finnish national ice hockey team won its fourth World Championship in history.

The World Cup will return to Tampere again next year, when the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship will be held between Finland and Latvia. Tampere and Riga co-host the Championship in 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.

A person painting a face of a another person.

Participate to the Home of Hockey atmosphere!