The Sparkasse Vogtland Arena is set to host three days of ice hockey at the foot of its ski jumping hill to celebrate a decade of the German Ice Hockey League 2 (DEL2).
From February 16-18, the ski jump in Klingenthal, Saxony will provide the backdrop for three ice hockey games in the Hockey Outdoor Triple, including a local derby between Eispiraten Crimmitschau and the Dresden Ice Lions.
Further games will see the Lusatian Foxes (Lausitzer Füchse) take on the Regensburg Polar Bears, and a game between visiting Czech Extraliga teams HC Škoda Plzeň and HC Energie Karlovy Vary.
Tickets are now available for the Hockey Outdoor Triple through its website and also through ticket provider, Ticketmaster. All public tickets are standing room tickets and are available for €35 (£30/$38), with reductions available from €28. Group tickets are also available from 20 people with a discount of 5% and from 50 people with a discount of 10%.
Ice hockey fans will be able to grab a special weekend deal with a combined ticket for all three games costing €90, with a reduced rate of €70.
Lusation Foxes and Eispiraten Crimmitschau season ticket holders will have access to a free ticket.
DEL2 worked with events organiser Die Sportwerk to produce the celebration.
René Rudorisch, managing director of DEL2, said: “We are thrilled that we can celebrate the tenth anniversary of the DEL2, together with the innovative organiser ´Die Sportwerk GmbH´, with the Hockey Outdoor Triple. This event fills us with pride, as it shows the determination to leave the infrastructure of a traditional stadium and present our great sport outside the well-known venues.
“This reflects the passion that drives our league and will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience for players and spectators alike. In addition, we are pleased that it has once again been possible for a Czech Extraliga game to be played in Germany.”
Eva Wagner, managing director, Die Sportwerk, added: “After carrying out various event games, it is time to leave the stadiums with their existing infrastructures and take on a new challenge. Klingenthal has a special significance for Saxon winter sports and offers a breathtaking backdrop for a cross-border ice hockey festival.”