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.

NHL lands to Tampere

NHL Global Series lands to Tampere and Nokia Arena on November 4-5. Tampere hosts two National Hockey League regular season games on November 4-5, as reigning Stanley Cup champion Colorando Avalanche takes on Columbus Blue Jackets in the Deck Arena in two consecutive nights.

A child playing board hockey.

NHL in Tampere!

NHL Global Series

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.