Great Britain’s home for the 2022 World Championship in Finland saw its first competitive action at the weekend with a game in the Finnish top flight.
The newly-built 13,500-seater Tampere Deck Arena saw local rivals Tappara and Ilves go head-to-head in-front of a sold-out crowd.
In May, GB will be playing for a third successive season in the top flight and will face Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and the USA in Group B.
The arena has been built on top of the railway tracks next to the central station, making it easy to access by train. The official fan zone will be located next to the Tampere railway station.
Great Britain schedule
Saturday 14th May 2022 – Czech Republic v Great Britain 16:20 (14:20 UK time)
Sunday 15th May 2022 – Norway v Great Britain 12:20 (10:20 UK time)
Tuesday 17th May 2022 – Sweden v Great Britain 20:20 (18:20 UK time)
Thursday 19th May 2022 – Great Britain v USA 16:20 (14:20 UK time)
Friday 20th May 2022 – Great Britain v Finland 16:20 (14:20 UK time)
Sunday 22nd May 2022 – Great Britain v Latvia 16:20 (14:20 UK time)
Monday 23rd May 2022 – Belarus v Great Britain 20:20 (18:20 UK time)
Click here for full tournament schedule.
Click here for the tournament website.
Photo credit: Reija Poutanen/IIHF.