Helsinki Ice Hall

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Helsinki Ice Hall
Nordis
Helsinki Ice Hall 2010.JPG
AddressNordenskiöldinkatu 11–13
LocationHelsinki, Finland
OwnerJääkenttäsäätiö Ry
Capacity8,200
Construction
OpenedOctober 1, 1966
ArchitectJaakko Kontio, Kauko Räike
Tenants
HIFK (1966–present)
Jokerit (1967–1997)

Helsinki Ice Hall (Finnish: Helsingin jäähalli, Swedish: Helsingfors ishall) is an indoor arena located in Helsinki, Finland. It has a seating capacity of 8,200.

History[edit]

It is the home arena for HIFK of the SM-liiga. It is sometimes called "Nordis" or "Petoluola", Finnish for "The beast cave", referring to the 2nd logo of HIFK: a red panther. 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. During the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, games were played there.[1]

Events[edit]

The home team HIFK has just taken on Tappara in a SM-liiga game in Helsinki Ice Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Söderström hel och nöjd" (in Swedish). Göteborgsposten. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Helsinki Ice Hall at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
No arena, outdoor ice
HIFK
Home arena

1966–present
Succeeded by
Current
Preceded by
No arena
Jokerit
Home arena

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

1967
Succeeded by
PalaFuorigrotta
Napoli

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