NY Governor Hochul: The City of Utica Selected as the Host City for the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship
Get ready for some ice-cold action, Utica! The city has been picked to host the 2024 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship, where the coolest ladies on skates will battle it out for the ultimate prize. The tournament will run from April 4 to 14, 2024, at the Adirondack Bank Center and the Utica University Nexus Center.
The championship is brought to you by USA Hockey and the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority, which runs the two awesome arenas. The event will feature ten teams and 350 players from across the globe, who will dazzle you with their skills and speed. It is expected to draw 30,000 local fans and 20,000 overnight guests to the Mohawk Valley area.
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the selection of Utica and gave a shout-out to the state’s winter sports history and dedication. “The 2024 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Utica will mark the next chapter of New York’s winter sports legacy,” she said. “As the home of the 1994 IIHF World Women’s Championship, as well as the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and this year’s FISU Winter World University Games, New York State is proud of its commitment to winter sports and tourism. Now, thanks to significant State investments and upgrades to local infrastructure, Utica and Oneida County are gearing up to host thousands of athletes and spectators for the world’s most competitive women’s ice hockey tournament and welcome the world to the Mohawk Valley.”