Helsinki Ice Hall

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Helsinki Ice Hall
Helsinki Ice Hall 2010.JPG
Location Nordenskiöldinkatu 11–13
Owner Jääkenttäsäätiö Ry
Capacity 8,200
Opened October 1, 1966
Architect Jaakko Kontio, Kauko Räike
HIFK (1966-present)
Jokerit (1967–1997)
The home team HIFK has just taken on Tappara in a SM-liiga game in Helsinki Ice Hall

Helsinki Ice Hall (Finnish: Helsingin jäähalli, Swedish: Helsingfors ishall) is an indoor arena located in Helsinki, Finland. It is capable of holding 8,200 people.

It is the home arena for HIFK of the SM-liiga. It is sometimes called "Petoluola", Finnish for "The beast cave", referring to the logo of 2nd logo of HIFK: a red panther, Nordis or the Old Hall of Helsinki as it is dated in comparison to Hartwall Areena, which is the largest indoor arena in the country.

Helsinki Ice Hall used to be the main arena for all important ice sports events, as well as indoor arena concerts, but after the construction of HK Areena and Hartwall Areena, many events take place in the newer arenas.

Nevertheless the Helsinki Ice Hall still remains an active arena for concerts, conferences, expos and sports events.

External links[edit]

Media related to Helsinki Ice Hall at Wikimedia Commons

Past Events[edit]

Preceded by
No arena, outdoor ice
Home Arena

1966 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
No arena
Home Arena

1967 – 1997
Succeeded by
Hartwall Areena
Preceded by
Palace of Sports of the Central Lenin Stadium
Final Venue

Succeeded by

Coordinates: 60°11′21″N 24°55′20″E / 60.18917°N 24.92222°E / 60.18917; 24.92222