International Ice Hockey Federation

Official opening

Official opening

Schedule of the opening game day in Cologne

Published 04.05.2017 21:35 GMT+2 | Author Organizing Committee
Official opening
Face-off in Cologne between Germany and Finland during the 2010 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Photo: Mika Kylmaniemi / HHOF-IIHF Images
The 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be officially opened with a great show on May 5th at 19.45 prior to Germany vs. USA.

The Organizing Committee announced the following information regarding the first game day of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (5 till 21 May) in Cologne's LANXESS arena:

Game Sweden vs. Russia

  • 14:45 h arena doors open
  • 16:15 start of game

Game USA vs. Germany

  • 19:15 h arena doors open
  • 19:45 h Official Opening of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with grand opening show
  • 20:15 h start of game

Possibly remaining tickets for the opening day as well as for all other games of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship are available on-site at Ticket Shop 1 of the LANXESS arena, located in the fan village (open as of 9:00).

All game entrance tickets are valid tickets for public transport in Cologne and the enhanced regional public transport network of the transport association Rhein-Sieg (VRS).

The fan village around the LANXESS arena is open from 14:00 to 22:00 and can be accessed by the general public without game ticket.


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