The executive committee of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) have approved a proposal to hold the Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade in December 2021.

The Universiade will be held in Central Switzerland and Lenzerheide with ice hockey being planned in the cities of Zug and Sursee.

Great Britain expect to send both a men’s and women’s team to the event.

It will now run from 11th to 21st December 2021 after originally being planned to take place in January 2021.

“We are extremely pleased that the Winter Universiade 2021 can still take place in spite of the pandemic-induced postponement,” said FISU president Oleg Matytsin.

“After very careful consultation between all relevant stakeholders, including the six cantons of Central Switzerland, we mutually agreed to hold the event in December 2021.”

The British Universities Ice Hockey Association (BUIHA) confirmed the coaching staff for the men’s and women’s teams last year.

Click here to read more on the IIHF website.

Pictured above: The women’s team in 2017.