UWG goes winter sports!

Thursday, 11. January 2018

Many of you already know it, now we can finally announce it officially: The UWG 2018 will see the premiere of 2 new sports - Ice Hockey and Ice Stock Sport! :-)

United World Games on ice

You better dress warmly - June will be wintry in Klagenfurt! ;-)
We are very excited to present you Ice Hockey and Ice Stock Sport as the 12th and 13th sports at the UWG. Both the numerous requests of teams as well as the dedication and commitment of our partners have led to the introduction of the very first winter sports at the United World Games. "Ice in the summer?", some of you may think - it's made possible by our partner LIKE-ICE!. Besides their innovative ice surfaces we will also make use of the Ossiachersee ice rink.
The two "newbies" will make the Games even more diverse and colorful, enhancing our big festival of sports on many levels.

Ice Stock Sport & Ice Hockey - the tournament details

In cooperation with the Austrian Association for Ice Stock Sport (BÖE) we will be hosting 3 different competitions at the premiere of our Ice Stock Sport tournament. Besides a male and a female U16 competition, a U14 Mixed class will be held as well, with all categories being played as a 4 vs. 4 team competition.
As far as the coordination and management of the Ice Hockey tournament are concerned, we are more than happy to be able to rely upon the expertise and know-how of the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation (ÖEHV). Competitions will be held in the age categories U12, U14 & U16 male as well as U16 female, while the tournament will be played in the exciting "3on3" mode. This summer version of the game is rising fast in popularity, it features teams of 3 skaters ("field players") plus one goaltender with games being played inside one third of the hockey rink.
All further details can be found on the respective sports infosites on our homepage.

We're already looking forward to exciting competitions on the ice at the UWG 2018, registration is already in full swing and closes on the 15th of April! :-)


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