World Women's Ice Hockey Championship in Brampton, Canada – for 3rd place: Czech Republic – Switzerland, April 16, 2023. Czech women's ice hockey players rejoice with the trophy for third place.
Tampere (Finland) – In 2025, the Czech Republic will host the Women's Ice Hockey World Championship for the first time in history. The IIHF International Federation decided to award the championship to the country of the reigning two-time bronze medalists at a congress in Tampere during the ongoing Men's WC.
The Senior World Championships will thus take place in the Czech Republic two years in a row. In 2024, Prague and Ostrava will host the men's championship, and the year after that, in an as-yet unknown venue, women's hockey will play for medals.
Women's hockey is on the rise in the Czech Republic. Last year, female hockey players made their first appearance at the Olympic Games and took seventh place in Beijing. They then won a historic bronze at the World Championships in Denmark, which they defended this year in Brampton, Canada. Next year in April, the WC will be held in the American city of Utica.
Congress also decided on the organizer of the men's championship in 2027. It will be organized by Germany, which was given priority over the candidacy of Kazakhstan. It will be played in halls in Düsseldorf and Mannheim, which have a capacity of over 13,000 spectators.
In 2025, the WC will be played in Stockholm and Herning, Denmark, and a year later Switzerland will organize the championship in Zurich and Friborg.< /p>