Literally, each of the residents of Belarus knows about Ice Hockey World Championship 2014 in Minsk. This significant event has involved the solutions for a range of organizational issues. The matches of Ice Hockey World Championship 2014 in Belarus will be held in the sports complexes Minsk-Arena designated for 15,000 spectators, and Chizhovka-Arena which capacity amounts to 7,700 spectators. The Championship will be held from May 9 to May 25, 2014.
One of the symbols of Belarus – a bison – was selected as the talisman of the hockey tournament. The name for the talisman was determined in a creativity contest in the course of which over 300 proposals were reviewed. As a result, a bison-hockey player received the name of Volat – “bogatyr” (a hero of folk legends) translated from the Belarusian language. According to the Eastern-Slavic mythology, volats were the persons of unprecedented strength and of high stature. According to the legend, in ancient times, some of them lived in the Belarusian lands as well.
Beside the direct preparation of the sites for the forthcoming sports events of the Ice Hockey World Championship, the persons responsible for the organization are also engaged in the construction of hotel complexes, road junctions, restaurants and cafes. Thus, it is planned to open a number of new and renovated facilities by spring 2014.
One can buy tickets to the World Championship in the specialized booking offices and online. Certain foreign partners-organizers sell tickets in other countries as well.
Within the preparation framework, the organizing committee manages the manufacture and sales of souvenir products. The most popular gifts for fans and all the city guests will be T-shirts, towels, scarves, caps, pucks and hockey-sticks (regular and decorative), magnets, badges and dishware.
In this column of the portal relax.by readers will find much useful information on all details of the forthcoming event. In the Event Log you’ll learn where to buy tickets to the Ice Hockey World Championship, how to move within Minsk during the event, where the city guests can stay, and how to diversify your leisure time.