Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament seeks host city

Top two finishers at the six-team round-robin tournament will secure their spots at the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics 08 Apr 2021
A sledge hockey player from Japan on an ice rink with Japan's goaltender and a Czech Republic player in the background
Japan and Czech Republic earned spots at PyeongChang 2018 during the last qualification tournament in Ostersund, Sweden in 2017
ⒸKarl Nilsson
By World Para Ice Hockey

World Para Ice Hockey has opened the bid process for the Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament, inviting potential host cities to bid for the event.

The Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament will be a six-team, round-robin tournament in late October or early November of 2021.

It will include the sixth, seventh and eighth-place finishers from the 2021 World Championships A-Pool and the first, second and third-place finishers from the 2021 World Championships B-Pool.

Teams will compete to secure two of the remaining available sports for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. China has already guaranteed one spot as hosts of next year's Winter Paralympics.

The deadline for interested organisers to submit their Bid Interest form is 8 May. A host city will be selected and announced mid this year.

Interested host cities can find more information here.

The last Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament took place in Ostersund, Sweden, where the Czech Republic, Japan and Sweden earned their spots at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

The qualification criteria for the Beijing 2022 Games is available here.