Russia will host the 2023 IIHF World Championship

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) picked Saint Petersburg, Russia to host the 2023 World Championship at the organisation's congress which is taking place in Malta.

This means that in 2023, Russia will be hosting two major IIHF tournaments - the World Junior Championship and the senior World Championship. In Novosibirsk, a 10 thousand seater arena will be constructed for the competition, while a stadium with a capacity of 22,000 will be erected in Saint Petersburg.

The 2023 edition of the tournament will be the eighth time when Russia have hosted the ice hockey World Championship after 1957, 1973, 1979, 1986, 2000, 2007 and 2016. This will be the third occasion when the competition has been held in Saint Petersburg. The World Junior Championship has previously been played on Russian ice in 1983, 1988, 2001 and 2013.

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