IIHF TOUR BEGINS WITH RECEPTION AT CITY HALL, BELFAST

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The IIHF’s tour of the city of Belfast, the SSE Arena and the tournament hotels began yesterday with a reception at City Hall in Belfast.

Ice Hockey UK, the SSE Arena and Belfast Giants are hosting the Men’s World Championship (Division 1B) from 23rd to 29th April.

Ahead of each World Championship tournament, the IIHF and Infront – the IIHF’s media and marketing partner – tour the facilities, including the rink and hotels, to check they are up to the required standard.

Officials from the IIHF, Ice Hockey UK, Belfast Giants and the SSE Arena were invited to the reception in the Lord Mayor’ Parlour by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston on Monday.