Where to Stay ?
Tourists will find a variety of hotels, hostels and rooms to suit a range of budgets. Hostels make a good choice for solo travellers or those watching the pennies, offering streamlined service and basic comforts at low prices.
Great for guests itching to get out and explore. For those after the full comforts of home and more besides, Stockholm in Sweden is host to dozens of excellent hotels offering a full hospitality service to put visitors completely at ease during their trip to the championships.
Finding top hotels in Stockholm is fortunately not difficult, as Sweden has a tradition of elegant hospitality that makes all stays a pleasure. The nearest hotel to the Ericsson Globe is the Quality Hotel Globe, which is handily located on the road loop (Arenaslingan) that surrounds the arena.
A stay here offers access to clean Nordic design, comfortable beds, and all the excitement of events at Globen, making it one of the best options for dedicated fans who don’t want to waste time getting to the championships. There’s also WiFi included, for easy social media sharing of the amazing experiences these championships are likely to provide.
Those looking to get more out of their stay in terms of tourism might, however, want to consider hotels a little further afield, which will allow them to explore this complex and exciting city more readily. The Bo hotel on Arenavägen is only a little further out from the arena, but this places it conveniently midway between the tense excitement of the event and the excellent nightlife and dining of the Enskede district. The colourful modern rooms offer guests a relaxed base for their stay, and the breakfast buffet helps ensure they have the energy for both spectating and exploring.
More intrepid tourists looking to thoroughly explore Stockholm may prefer to book rooms even further afield to get the best experience of the charm of the city as they travel to and from the event. At Six on Brunkebergstorg in Norrmalm offers tailored modern luxury for those looking to get even more out of their championship visit. Its exquisite roof park offers some of the best views of the city outside of Globen’s own Skyview gondolas, giving fans who stay here the opportunity to see Stockholm in all of its glory from two distinct perspectives.
What about World Figure Skating Championships
Plans are in full swing for the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships. These will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, and the race is on for fans to secure both their accommodation and tickets. Reserving a hotel with good access to the Ericsson Globe is a key step to having a great time in Stockholm during this magnificent event.
These global figure skating championships are a gathering point for all of the world’s top skaters, who will come together to create a dazzling display of virtuoso athletics and artistry. Multiple events in the men’s, women’s, pair, and ice dance categories are planned, as not only is this an important event in and of itself, it’s also the main qualifier for places in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Clearly, it’s a must-see for all keen skating fans, and while the championships will, of course, be televised, with viewing figures predicted to reach 300 million, visiting Stockholm offers fans the chance to get closer to the sheer skill and artistry of the 200 athletes from 50 countries at the heart of this spectacular event.
Ericsson Globe, or Stockholm Globe Arena
The selected venue, the Ericsson Globe, is in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm, close to the Swedish Museum of Photography, Stockholm Palace, and the Royal Swedish Opera. The Globe itself may be the most noticeable landmark in the area, though, as this hemispherical building, best known in Sweden as Globen, is the largest of its kind in the world, and it specialises in hosting ice sports, being most commonly used for ice hockey.
Its dedicated nature and sheer size make it an ideal venue for these prestigious ice-skating championships, although keen-eyed skating fans from other countries may know it best from its hosting of multiple Eurovision song contests in its other incarnation as a concert venue.
The red interior is both eye-catching and memorable, and it adds a real sense of passion to all events, whether sporting or entertainment. Globen can hold just under 14,000 spectators for sporting events, which means that there is likely to be a lot of people competing for accommodation in the best hotels in the area!