The tournament is organized by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association (FIHA) in co-operation with official 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.
The tournament will be organized in Helsinki Area ice rinks on Wed 18 – Sat 22 May 2022.
For Finnish and foreign men and women recreational ice hockey teams.
Recreational ice hockey tournament, during which there is a limited opportunity for the participating teams to watch the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship games. Participating teams have an opportunity to buy tickets for the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship games. When the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship playing groups have been finalized and the ticket prices are clear, we will contact all registered tournament teams and tell how they can buy tickets for the games.
During the tournament teams can accomodate in partner hotels agreed by the organizer. Bus transportations are provided from the hotels to the tournament ice rinks.
We are also planning to organize Ice Hockey World Championship ”stands” into the partner hotels so that participating teams could watch their home countries’ championship games. Inquiries and bookings regarding the hotel accommodation: email@example.com
Wed 18 – Sat 22 May 2022. The tournament starts on Wednesday, 18 May at 9 am and ends on Saturday, 21 May after the tournament finals approx. at 6 pm.
Tournament games will be played in Malmi, Vuosaari and Paloheinä ice rinks. All ice rinks are located in Helsinki.
Separate series for men and women. Men’s series: 20+ recreational, 35+, 40+, 50+, 60+, 65+ and 70+. Women: two leagues 18+ and 35+. Both men and women teams can choose A or B level ( excl.women 35+ only one level).
The playing time per game is 2*15 minutes efficient and total time 45 minutes. All teams will have a minimum of 3–5 tournament games. The tournament is played according to the official recreational hockey rules in Finland by FIHA (hits and slap shots are forbidden).
THE TOURNAMENT FEES
The tournament fee is 1050,00 €uros/team, including game costs (ice rink time, referees, officials, rewards, bus transportations between the hotel and the ice rinks, organizational costs and real-time game statistics) Please note that the bus transportations will be organized only from the official partner hotels. The booking fee (300 €) will not be refunded if the team cancels their participation. The booking fee will be refunded if the tournament is cancelled by the tournament organizer or due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
ACCOMMODATION AND LUNCH/DINING PACKAGES FOR THE PARTICIPATING TEAMS
The participating teams can accomodate at partner hotels of which there are bus transportations to the tournament venues. Eating (meals, lunch, dinner) can be booked from the hotels based on each teams needs.
The room rates (incl. bus transportations between the hotel and ice rinks):
The Early bird prices when the booking is done by 15 July 2021
• 120,00 € single room/night
• 145,00 € double/night
• Superior standard 140,00 € single room/night
• Superior standard 160,00 € double/night
Room rates if booking after 16 July 2021
• 129,00 € single room/ night
• 155,00 € double/night
• Superior standard 150,00 € single room/night
• Superior standard 170,00 € double/night
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION BOOKING:
The prepayment is due 14 days after the hotel booking. The rest of the payment will be charged in the end of January 2022.
REPRENTATIVE RIGHTS OF THE PLAYERS IN THE TOURNAMENT
The men`s A-serie is for all former hockey players and those who in the current season have played max. in IV-division. In addition, there are age criteria in every series. The age criteria is met if the player reaches the required age level during the season 2021–2022. The goalies can be max. five (5) years younger compared to their own age level. Men`s B-serie is for all players who haven’t played hockey higher than III-division in the last three (3) seasons. The age criteria also apply for serie B.
Women`s A-serie is for the serie players who haven’t played on Premium level in the current season. Women`s B-serie is for the ”novice players” or players who have only diminutive experience on ice hockey.
Foreign teams: A-serie is for former serie players. B-serie is for recreational players.
The TOP 3 teams in each series will be rewarded with Team Trophy and medals.
REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The teams will be selected in the tournament in order of registration. Teams must register by 15 February 2022 at the latest. The registration will be confirmed after the booking fee 300,00 euros has been paid to the tournament organization. The tournament booking fee will not be refunded if the team cancels its participation due to its own reasons. The rest of the tournament fee (750 euros) must be paid by 15 March 2022.