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Klagenfurt is the venue for the Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship

Klagenfurt is the venue for the Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship

From April 21-27, 2024, the Austria women’s national team will compete for promotion from Division I-A to the Premier Division at the Heidi Horten Stadium. The competitors are South Korea, Hungary, France, the Netherlands and Norway.

The first major international tournament will be held in the completely renovated Heidi Horten Arena in 2024. Details were given on Friday at a press conference with representatives of Politics and the ÖEHV at the ice rink. The Women’s World B Championship will be held in Klagenfurt from April 21 to 27, 2024. It is the third Women’s Ice Hockey World Cup in Austria. Places 11 to 16 in the world are represented in the I-A World Cup division. For the Austrian team, currently ranked 13th in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s world rankings, it’s all about promotion to the top 10 in ice hockey in the state capital. The matches will be held against South Korea, Hungary, France, the Netherlands and Norway.

The goal of the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation is to make the World Cup an event. The goal is to demonstrate the appeal of women’s ice hockey to a wide audience. If women’s ice hockey becomes more popular throughout Austria, more young girls will come to the sport. ÖEHV officials would like to see a well-filled hall and “surpass” the 2,000 spectator mark in at least one match. A separate logo was created for the Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship in Klagenfurt with the cutworm as the city’s famous animal, the puck and the letters IIHF. The colors red-white-red represent Austria, and yellow-red-white represents the state of Carinthia.

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Statements of participants in the press conference

“For the Austrian women’s team, it’s about important places for promotion to the top countries. We will see good ice hockey in the state capital and this will not be the first time we see a little ice hockey miracle in Klagenfurt.
The governor of the state, Dr. Peter Kaiser

“A major international tournament will be held in Klagenfurt, which fits nicely into the completely renovated ice rink. The Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship will provide an important impetus to the sport as a whole. I would like to thank the officials and partners. Together we have added a new important event to the busy sporting calendar.” In the state capital.
Mayor Christian Scheider

“As a sports city, we have invested in infrastructure that is now worth seeing so that we can also organize international championships at the ice rink. By hosting the Women’s Ice Hockey World Championships, Klagenfurt can now shine in front of the outside world. We hope to have many Of fans and supporters in the hall so that women’s ice hockey can be highlighted even more.
Sports advisor, city council advisor Maj Franz Petritz

“Carinthia is one of the strongholds of ice hockey in Austria, with two traditional clubs in the highest men’s league, the win2day ice hockey league. In the coming years, the Federal Performance Center for Women’s Ice Hockey will also be established.” Both the city of Klagenfurt and the Heidi Horten Arena provide “Newly refurbished conditions provide ideal conditions to host the 2024 Women’s World Cup. Our goal is to be an ideal host and create the highest possible level of interest for women’s ice hockey.”
doctor. Klaus Hartmann (President of ÖEHV)

“Organizing the IA Women’s Ice Hockey World Cup 2024 is an interesting challenge that we are happy to take on. Both Carinthia and the city of Klagenfurt are absolute strongholds of ice hockey and we want to organize a week-long ice hockey festival that is unparalleled in women’s ice hockey in Austria! In sporting terms, this is A big challenge of course, but if the fans support the Austrian team, anything is possible on home ice!
Martin Kugler (General Director of Women’s Ice Hockey/Secretary General WWIA 2024)