Rink Profile: Breclav

Name: Fosfa aréna Břeclav
Address: Pod Zámkem 2881/5, 690 02 Breclav (Mapa)
Owner: The city of Breclav
Operator: Tereza Breclav, state-funded institution
Telephone: 519 372 165

Director: Ing. Radek Hrdina
Capacity: 4,039 seated, 50 standing.
Ice surface size: 59.5m x 29.5m.

Arena description

The arena consists of two large stands along the length of the ice, named the north stand and the south stand respectively. The home dressing room is located underneath the north stand, with the away dressing room underneath the south stand. Situated above the ticket sales office is the VIP section, while in the rest of the building there are many facilities, including a pub, restaurant, hotel and a hockey store. The entire building has WiFi connectivity.

Arena history

The construction of the rink began in 1969, and by November 1972, the building structure was completed. The arena has been subject to a number of reconstruction projects during the 1970s and 1980s, with the roof being redone and the stands were rebuilt in 1984. In 1994 the clubhouse, complete with the bar ‘U Zlomené brusle’ was finished. Lighting, sound and roofing improvements were made in 1995, while in 2000, new boards and a new scoreboard were fitted inside the arena. Another roof repair in 2005 was followed by a replacement of the ice plant in 2007. In 2010, the wooden seats in the arena were replaced with plastic ones. This along with the other improvements made in the facilities led to Břeclav being one of the hosts of the 2012 IIHF Under 18 World Championships, along with Brno.

Pavol Demitra Ice Stadium in Trenčín

Name: Pavol Demitra Ice Stadium
Address: Považská 63, 911 01, Trenčín
Owner: The city of Trenčín
Telephone: +421 902 911 166
Director: Robert Buchel
Capacity: 6150 (2 981 seated)

The Pavol Demitra Ice Stadium is the home stand of HK DUKLA Trenčín. It was opened on January 17, 1960 and has undergone several renovations since then, most recently in 2022. In 1987, the IIHF World Under-20 Championship was held here. Several well-known NHL and national team players grew up here, such as Marián Hossa, Marián Gáborík, Zdeno Chára, Róbert Švehla and others.

The stadium is often the center of the Slovak national ice hockey team, which has completed several matches and preparation camps here. The Ice Stadium has been named after Pavol Demitra since 2011, when the City Council in Trenčín decided to name the stadium after the tragically deceased ice hockey player Pavol Demitra.

In brief

Pre-tournament games

21.6. - The final pre-tournament games will be played on Saturday, 29th July. The Czech Republic will host Canada in Břeclav at 18:30 CET, 12:30 ET. Meanwhile, Slovakia will host the USA in Trenčín at 17:00 CET. Coverage of these games will be available at

Instagram of HGC

1.6. - The official instagram of Hlinka Gretzky Cup is availible here.

Interested in history?

6.2. - Do you know who won the Cup last year? Which team has won the most gold medals? HERE you can review the history.
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