2021 IIHF World Championship
|Host countries|| Belarus|
|Dates||7–23 May 2021|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
The 2021 IIHF World Championship will be co-hosted by Minsk, Belarus and Riga, Latvia, as the IIHF announced on 19 May 2017. Their joint bid won by a very tight margin against the Finnish bid with the cities of Tampere and Helsinki. Each city will host one group and two quarter-final games, with both semi-finals and the medal games to be played in Minsk. It will be the second time hosting for both cities; Minsk was the sole host of the 2014 IIHF World Championship, while Riga hosted the 2006 IIHF World Championship.
|Arena Riga |
- † = Qualified as host.
- Merk, Martin (2017-05-19). "To Minsk & Riga in 2021!". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20.