Ice Hockey World Championships kick off in Prague and Ostrava

The 2024 Ice Hockey World Championships get underway on Friday in Prague and Ostrava. The tournament, which includes 16 teams, will run over the course of two weeks and is expected to attract over a hundred thousand hockey fans to Czechia.

Teams will play games in two venues, Prague’s O2 Arena and the Ostravar Arena in the Moravian-Silesian capital. Fans can also watch the best of the games on a big screen outside the stadiums. Access to the fan zones is free of charge.

The championships kick off at Prague’s O2 Arena at 4.20pm with a match between Switzerland and Norway. At the same time, Slovakia will face Germany in Ostrava.  Czechs will play their first match against Finland at 8.20pm in Prague.

Author: Ruth Fraňková