Hotels for IIHF World Championship
TTe 2023 IIHF World Championship is coming to Finland and Latvia, which means it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be staying. The Championship is the pinnacle of international ice hockey, with top-tier teams from all over the world competing for ultimate bragging rights.
It occurs after every four years, and Finland and Latvia is lucky to be the hosts in 2023. Hockey fans are already booking hotels so they can witness this magnificent event firsthand. This article explores a couple of the best hotels for the championship.
Those visiting Tampere for the 2023 championship will find plenty of choice when it comes to finding the perfect hotel for their stay. Accommodation can be found to cater to a range of budgets, meaning guests won’t break the bank when in town for the World Ice Hockey Championship.
On the other hand Riga, the capital city of Latvia, offers some of the most breath-taking city sights in north-eastern Europe, beautiful located on the banks of the Gulf of Riga.
For those looking to make a saving on hotels, both Tampere and Riga offers plenty of budget friendly rooms and accommodation, perfect for those after simple comforts while they enjoy the championship schedule.
There are numerous hotel options in Riga and Tampere, which are conveniently located near the sporting venues. Let’s look at a few. These are some of the best hotels ;
For the ultimate convenience, why not book a room at Lapland Hotels Arena Tampere? This is where many of the games will take place. You won’t have to go far to enjoy some incredible hockey action and cheer on your favourite team. The arena is located right next door to the hotel so that you can get there quickly and easily. It is the closest property to the Tampere Deck or UROS LIVE arena. This accommodation is so fabulous that it even offers guest rooms with balcony from which the games can be enjoyed.
Courtyard Tampere City Center is a luxury hotel accommodation situated in the city’s heart and offers a highly convenient location for visitors to popular attractions such as Tampere-talo Oy, the largest concert and congress centre in Northern Europe. This state-of-the-art hotel is conveniently located near the Ice Hockey arena, as well as the city center. It’s also next door to a shopping mall where you can do some window shopping after an exciting game or show. If you get tired of the hustle and bustle, there is a beautiful courtyard with benches and water features where you can relax. There is a fitness centre available for those who want to work up a sweat or use the sauna, which will be perfect for unwinding after a long day.
3. Avitar ★★★ (Riga)
.The Avitar hotel is well located, being only a few minutes’ walk from the Arena Riga where you can enjoy the best in Ice Hockey. It’s a basic 3 star hotel, ideal for the budget minded traveler. Stay in a double or twin room, triple room, larger studio or one-bedroom apartment.
If you want to stay in the city centre but still have a great location, look no further than Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga. This hotel is located within easy walking distance of the Old Town and offers a Sky Bar with incredible views. It’s also close to shops and restaurants. The Arena Riga can be reached in a 20 minute walk.
The hotels described are great options to stay for the 2023 IIHF World Championship. They all offer location, convenience, and amenities that you will need to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
2023 Ice Hockey World Championships
The International Ice Hockey Federation Council (IIHF) approved that the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championships would be held in Finland and Latvia. The games will start on 12th of May 2023 and end on 28th of May 2023.
The two cities, Riga and Tampere, will host the IIHF games,
Tampere Deck or Central Arena (UROS LIVE)
Tampere is a mid-sized town, and like Helsinki, it has plenty to offer visitors. It’s home to the famous factory outlet shopping mall called Tampere Deck, as well as an old steel mill now turned into a science park that offers tours (also accessible by boat ride).
Hockey fans may want to take in a match at the Tampere Hockey Arena or enjoy an evening with dinner and a show at the Tampere Hall. The arena is home to various Finnish hockey teams, as well as ice skating productions and concerts. Groups of ten or more people can also rent the venue for private banquets and other events. See top-tier hockey teams compete, as well as pay a visit to the Linnanmaki amusement park.
Capacity — 13.330 seats for Ice Hockey
Adress — Kansikatu 3, 33100 Tampere, Finland
Nearest Airport — City is well served by Tampere-Pirkkala Airport.
Riga is the capital of Latvia. It’s a modern city with old-world charm and picturesque scenery seen everywhere you look. There are numerous museums to visit for culture buffs, plenty of green space for families or just those looking to relax, and countless restaurants offering styles from around the world.
Hockey fans will want to explore the Old Town. After you’ve enjoyed the outdoors, the Arena Riga offers indoor entertainment that rivals it. It’s a state-of-the-art venue home to various teams and caters to international touring acts such as Taylor Swift and Elton John. The arena can seat up to 14,500 spectators.
Once the world championships are over, travellers can make the most of their trip and take time to enjoy the historic landmarks and first-rate museums that make both cities famous.
Capacity — 14.500 seats for Ice Hockey
Adress — Skanstes iela 21, Vidzemes priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
Nearest Airport — City is well served by Riga International Airport