Dear sport friends,

TOO BAD, it happened again… We tried to reach out for the sky, but the virus clipped our wings and sticks again…

For the second time after 2020 we have, based on the special COVID restrictions (unclear situation with travel warnings, travel restrictions, openings of Hotels and Restaurants , prohibition of indoor sport with body contact, no public viewing at the rink) decided to cancel our traditional World Tournament 30, which was scheduled for April 2021.

And now good news, hope is still alive:

We are currently working on all the opportunities to give you and us the chance to arrange a 2021 edition for World Tournament.

Please save the date: 13th to 22nd of August 2021

We feel confident that the world becomes an easier place to live in summer 2021.

Please send a mail if you wanna be part of the summer edition World Tournament 30.

Dear Sportfriends,

31 years ago the first World Tournament took place in Zell am See – since then it has been developed into Europe’s largest ice hockey tournament for Youngsters which shows the participation of Teams from more than 18 different nations.

Proud to present the programm for the 2023 edition and the date as usual. Looking forward to meet you and your team to celebrate World Tournament XXXII.

World Tournament XXXII

April 7-16, 2023

Europe's largest ice hockey tournament for Youngsters


In the invitation you will find (nearly) all the information about our tournament, like entry fees, timeline and dates, general information about Austria, registration options and booking and payment conditions.

Looking forward to welcome you and your team in Zell am See – Austria to play at, and celebrate Europe’s largest Ice hockey Tournament for Youngsters!

World Tournament Facts


The World Tournament is Europe's largest ice hockey tournament for Youngsters. It is hosted in Zell am See, Austria, by Hockey World and Salzburg Ice Hockey Federation.


World Tournament XXXII will take place from Friday, April 7 2023 to Sunday, April 16 2023.

April 7-10: U11 Pee Wee (2012/13)
April 10-13: U13 Bantam Minor (2010/11)
April 13-16: U15 Bantam Major (2008/09)


The tournament is hosted in Zell am See, Austria. All games will be played at the Zell am See Hockey Arena which has a capacity of 3.200 spectators, sufficient locker rooms, VIP facilities, office of the organizational committee, press and media facilities with reserved grand stand access, restaurants, buffet, snacks and refreshments will be available for players and fans.

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Please complete the booking form at the end of the invitation with your booking requirements and return it to the organizing committee. We will hand over your Booking Form to the official Tourist Office in Zell am See, who will contact you personally. The Tourist Office will be responsible to answer all your questions.

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We only accept the entry for the tournament if you organize the bookings at the official incoming office, which is the Tourist office of Zell am See.


Game schedules, results and statistics can be found on the statistics page of each age group.

Pee Wee
Bantam Minor
Bantam Major

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World Tournament XXXII

Europe’s largest ice hockey tournament for junior teams – the biggest winter sports event of the region!

The Location

The Zell Valley is a corridor in the Kitzbühel Alps, connecting the Saalfelden Basin of the Saalach River in the north and the Salzach in the south. Read more

The Region

It is one of the most important vacation areas of whole Austria – and moreover the family-friendliest area of Europe: Zell am See-Kaprun Read more

The Venue

Find time to relax during the tournament right next to the rink. You can jump into the indoor pool, sauna and right back into the hockey skates again. Read more

The Team

Meet the team of Hockey World, the event organizers of the famous World Tournament in Zell am See, Austria, and the people behind the scenes. Read more

Any Questions?

If you have any further requests or you need special information, do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee:

Or fill in the contact form below.