Participate!

This page contains information about participating to the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship atmosphere. The tournament took place 13 to 29 May 2022 in Tampere.

In 2023, Tampere will co-hosts the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with Riga, the capital of Latvia. The tournament will be played on May 12-28, 2023. We will update this page with information about the 2023 tournament at a later date.

Join us to create Hockey Championship atmosphere! 

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. 

Tappara and Ilves are the two most successful teams in Finland. The first indoor ice rink in Finland was built in Hakametsä in 1965, and in the same year Tampere hosted the first Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland. 

Now the circle is closing, and Ice Hockey World Championship will return to Finnish Home of Hockey in May. Tampere is hosting men’s World Championship for the first time in 57 years. The games will be played at the new Nokia Arena. The ice hockey city with tradition, 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. 

The City of Tampere invites everybody to create the best ice hockey atmosphere ever using the Home of Hockey theme. The City challenges the whole community to decorate their premises and organize side events for the Championship. 

Let’s make it the championship of all time at Home of Hockey in Tampere! 

See below for different alternatives for participating in the championship atmosphere with your company or community. 

How to join?

  • Check Home of Hockey theme and materials 
  • Design decoration and side events matching Home of Hockey theme 
  • Submit your event or activity to the event calendar 
  • Share information on your event and the preparation on social media using #KiekonKoti and #TampereHomeOf Hockey 
  • Share atmosphere, pictures and videos on different channels 
  • Challenge other companies and communities to join us to make the championship of all time! 

  • Home of Hockey Decoration types

    You can decorate your business using Home of Hockey theme, for instance in the shop window, on café and restaurant tables, columns, counters, ceiling structures and summer terraces, as well as in staff clothing.

    After filling in the form below, you will get a link to the material bank. From the material bank, you can download ready-to-print files with the Home of Hockey theme to be used in decoration.

    You can make posters, stickers, bunting, balloons, coasters, decorative bands and badges using the Home of Hockey print files.

    Share pictures of your decoration and how you made it on social media using #KiekonKoti and #TampereHomeOfHockey. Challenge other businesses and communities to do the same!

    Notice that the print files are to be used for decorative purposes and must not be sold to a third party. Use the material in accordance with the law and good manners. The material must not be used for ideological, political or religious purposes. The material must not be modified, and it is prohibited to add logos of a third party to it.

    Fill in the registration form here. 

    You can also download and print Home of Hockey coloring pages:

    In case you have a problem with filling in the registration form, please contact the admin:

    Johanna Sokka

    [email protected]

    040 615 9245

  • You can submit your event during the Ice Hockey Championship to the Home of Hockey events calendar Pirkanmaa Events. Remember to choose the category Kattotapahtuma: Kiekon koti -oheistapahtumat.

    How to submit your event:

    1. Sign in Pirkanmaa Events / Create an account 
      Choose “Add new” and “Event” in the header
    2. Submit the information
    3. Remember to choose the category Kattotapahtuma: Kiekon koti -oheistapahtumat. Notice that if this not done, the event will not be shown under the umberella event Kiekon koti -oheistapahtuma (Home of hockey events).
    4. Remember to name and describe the event both in english and in finnish. This way your event will show in both versions of the calendar.
    5. Publish your event.

    All hockey-themed events are published also in the events calendar of this page to inform ice hockey fans on them.

    You can organize for example pub quizzes, hockey karaoke, sauna events, or offer an ice hockey-themed menu.

    It is possible to organize side events in your premises. Remember that you might need a permit by the police to host a public event. If you are planning to show games, you need a licence to do that. For more about the rights, see: C Moren urheilukanavat ravintoloissa | Asiakaspalvelu | C More. 

    Share your event and the preparation online using #KiekonKoti and #TampereHomeOfHockey, and challenge other companies and communities, too!

    In case you have a problem with submitting your event, please contact the admin:

    Johanna Sokka

    [email protected]

    040 615 9245