Ice Hockey World Championship 2017

The IIHF World Championship 2017 will be arranged in Paris (France) and Cologne (Germany) from May 5th till May 21st. Information about the venue in Paris, tickets and more.

Paris is an amazing city, and this summer we have loads of fantastic programs coming up. But, before the summer arrive fully, there will be thousands of hockey fans coming to Paris to watch the best hockey players in the world participate in the Ice Hockey World Championship 2017.

The tournament will be hosted by Paris and Cologne, and in Paris the venue for the event will be the AccorHotels Arena. This is a very popular concert venue, but in the period between May 5th and May 21st, it will be used for ice hockey. AccorHotels Arena have space for about 15,000 spectators, while the venue in Cologne named Lanxess Arena has space for about 18,000 spectators.

There will be two groups (A and B), and the teams playing in group A will play their group stage matches in Cologne, while the teams in group B will play their matches in Paris.

IIHF World Championship 2017 in Paris and Cologne
IIHF World Championship 2017 in Paris and Cologne

The IIHF World Championship groups

Group A (world ranking in parenthesis)

Russia (2)
United States (4)
Sweden (5)
Slovakia (8)
Germany (10)
Latvia (12)
Denmark (13)
Italy (16)

Group B (world ranking in parenthesis)

Canada (1)
Finland (3)
Czech Republic (6)
Switzerland (7)
Belarus (9)
Norway (11)
France (14)
Slovenia (15)

Tickets for the Ice Hockey World Championship

If you would like to buy tickets for any of the matches during the Ice Hockey World Championship 2017, then you can do so at the following site: Viagogo.

As you visit VIagogo do a search for “IIHF” and you will see tickets for all the different matches available, included group stage matches and the knockout stage matches and the finals.

Stream the event online

If you cannot come to Paris or Cologne to see the matches live, then there will still be chances for you to stream the events online. We do not know yet where you can do so, but we recommend that you visit the IP Address Guide where they will write about how you can stream the event online as the Ice Hockey World Championship approaches.

More about Paris

If you want to find out more about Paris, get ideas for interesting programs or maybe get some hard facts about the most famous attractions, read around in our Paris Guide for more information.