Ice Hockey UK, English Ice Hockey Association and Scottish Ice Hockey are thrilled to announce a special promotion for all EIHA and SIH-registered players under the age of 16 who can claim a free ticket – when purchased with a paying adult – to watch the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A tournament at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

Taking place from 29th April to 5th May 2023, the tournament promises to be one of the most exciting international ice hockey events ever held on home ice in the UK.

Great Britain are joined by Italy, Lithuania, Korea, Poland, and Romania, with promotion on the line back up to the top division of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

Parents of U16 registered players who wish to take advantage of this special promotion can send an email to with their ticketing requirements.

EIHA Chair, Mohammed Ashraff, said: “I have no doubt that EIHA players will be thrilled to see their national team in action.

“As they watch the game, they should remember that the players on the ice started out just like them – with a passion for the game and a dream in their hearts.

“I encourage our young players to keep their eyes fixed on the action, feel the excitement and let the spirit of the game fuel their own ambitions.

“With hard work, dedication, and a love for the game, who knows, one day they could be the one donning the colours of their nation, proudly representing Great Britain on the ice.”

SIH Chair, John Colley, said: “Our sport is growing in popularity and for any aspiring athlete, to play for your country is a career pinnacle.

“Young players across the country will be delighted to support their national team in action and should take this opportunity to see, be part of and be inspired by what is really possible.

“Scottish Ice Hockey has seen some of the best of its talent achieve this level of success over the years and I am certain there will be more to come from our current membership in the future.”

IHUK Chair, Clifton Wrottesley, said: “It’s fantastic to have this unique opportunity, to be able to encourage the next generation of the UK’s ice hockey players and enable them to see live and in person the elite GB national team athletes of today.

“National heroes such as Jonathan Phillips and Matthew Myers, world-class talent such as Liam Kirk who’s been tearing it up in Finland this season and Cade Neilson with his incredible passion and energy, to name just a few. I personally can’t wait.

“Our aspiring, young talent will be able to witness first-hand what it takes to become a world-class athlete, get a sense of what it feels like to compete in front of what we hope will be a capacity home crowd, and cheer on our team to what we all hope will be a winning performance.

“This tournament is a huge event for the UK, the most prestigious IIHF championships we’ve ever held in the UK, and it’s great to give the opportunity for our young, aspiring talent to be part of it.”

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness top-level international ice hockey and support your national team. Get your tickets now!