The world ice hockey championship held from April 9 to 15, 2016 at the Jaca Ice Pavilion.
Spain, Holland, Belgium, China, Iceland and Serbia will be the six countries that fight to be proclaimed by the crown of champion.
Jaca host the World Championship Hockey in 2016 . The City Council of Jaca signed Wednesday the collaboration agreement with the Spanish Federation of Ice Sports to organize the international competition in the Altoaragonesa city, in April next year. The mayor of Jaca, Juan Manuel Ramón, and the president of the Spanish Federation of Ice Sports, Francisco González, have signed the agreement in the Salón de Ciento of the Jaqués City Hall, as reported by the latter in a press release. The world championship, called ‘2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B’, will take place at the Ice Pavilion of Jaca, from 9 to 15 April 2016 , and is organized through cooperation between the International Federation of Ice And Hockey and the Spanish Federation of Ice Sports. The Alto Aragonese municipality will also host the previous training phase of the Spanish National Team for this World Hockey Championship. Six countries will participate in this championship: Netherlands, Belgium, China, Iceland, Serbia and Spain . Federation president Francisco González said that the Spanish team “hopes to have the unconditional and strong support that the fans of Jaca” and does not rule out that a medal can be obtained.
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The mayor of Jaca explained that the agreement is part of the line of cooperation that the consistory wants to intensify with the Spanish Federation of Ice Sports, whose objectives are to increase the number of activities and events held in the locality , As well as the organization of other actions related to training in the field of ice sports. For the celebration of the event, there will be the work of volunteer and work of municipal technicians. The consistory, for its part, will assume the medical services and transportation of the equipment. The Mayor of Jaca was emphasized that in the next edition of this championship is to encourage outreach to schools in the town, encouraging the participation of young people in the sporting event to serve as a line of promotion Sport among schoolchildren. Both Mayor of Jaca, Juan Manuel Ramon, as President of the Federation, Francisco González, has coincided in pointing out that, with the celebration of this world championship, Jaca enhances its reputation as the capital of ice in Spain and gains whole to become a genuine European reference in the field of ice sports . The president of the Federation has given all his support to continue working in common with the City of Jaca in order to reinforce the specific weight of the city in the ice sports sector.