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    Information for Teams

    two Para ice hockey players clash on the ice Czech Republic will host seven teams including Paralympic champions USA at the 2019 World Championships © • Getty Images

    Entry criteria

    All athletes entered in the event must be licensed for the 2018-2019 winter season by the time of the final entries deadline. Athletes’ entries not meeting this criterion will be rejected by World Para Ice Hockey.

    Those athletes who have never been classified ("New") or have a designated sport class status of "R“ (Review) will be required to go through International Classification prior to the start of the Ostrava 2019 World Para Ice Hockey Championships.


    Official competition hotel:

    Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Ostrava

    Hornopolní 3313/42

    702 00 Ostrava

    Czech Republic

    The distance from the hotel to the ice arena is 8 km, a journey time of approximately 10-15 minutes.


    The Local Organising Committee (LOC) will provide a transportation service from Airport Ostrava, Prague, Katowice (PL), Krakow Airport (PL), Vienna (AUS) to the Radisson Park Inn hotel (on official arrival/departure days or other days as agreed), and from the hotel to the ice arena for the duration of the Championships (24 April - 5 May 2019). The LOC Transportation Manager will help NPCs with flight organisation in relation to transport to venue.

    Teams are encouraged to check this page regularly for updates.

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