The Tondiraba Ice Hall (Estonian: Tondiraba jäähall), is a multi-purpose indoor arena complex in Tallinn, Estonia. It was opened on 1 August 2014 and is owned by the City of Tallinn. It has a current capacity of 7,700 spectators. It can host among other things basketball games, ice hockey games, curling and concerts.[2][3]

Tondiraba Ice Hall
LocationVarraku 14, Tondiraba, Lasnamäe, 13917 Tallinn, Estonia
Coordinates59°26′36.713″N 24°50′53.01″E / 59.44353139°N 24.8480583°E / 59.44353139; 24.8480583
OwnerCity of Tallinn
CapacityBasketball: 7,700
Concert: 7,528
Ice hockey: 5,840
Broke ground20 June 2013[1]
Opened1 August 2014
Kalev/Cramo (2014–2015)
HC Viking (2014–present)
Selver Tallinn (2014–present)
Estonia national basketball team (2014)
Estonia men's national ice hockey team (2015–present)

History edit

Tondiraba Ice Rink was opened in August 2014 as the first large building of the Tondiraba Sports Complex. It has a main arena, two practice rinks and a curling rink. The main arena can be used for sports including figure skating, ice hockey, short track speed skating, volleyball, handball, gymnastics and also concerts.

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2015, held from 2 March to 8 March that year, claimed to be the first championship held in the complex.[4] However, the 2015 World Junior Curling Championships logically deserves this title as despite concluding on the same date, it began several days earlier on 28 February.[5][6]

One Finnish Liiga hockey match has been played in the Tondiraba Ice Hall between HPK and Pelicans, on 27 January 2018. HPK won the game 3–4 after the shootout.[7]

Tondiraba hosted the 2018 European Curling Championships from 16–24 November and 2022 European Figure Skating Championships from 10-16 January.

The 2023 FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament Group A was organized in there.[8]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Algab Tondiraba jäähalli ehitus" (in Estonian).
  2. ^ "Reedel avatakse Tondiraba jäähall" (in Estonian).
  3. ^ "GALLERY: Tondiraba Ice Arena Gets Its Summer Debut". Eesti Rahvusringhääling.
  4. ^ "First Information" (PDF). ISU. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-07.
  5. ^ "World Junior Curling Championships 2015 - Venue". World Curling Federation. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018 - International curling returns to Estonia with Le Gruyère AOP Europeans". World Curling Federation. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Historiallinen ilta Tallinnassa - kumman paketti pysyy kasassa loppuun asti?". Liiga.
  8. ^ "AMETLIK: Eesti Korvpalliliit korraldab augustis olümpiamängude eelkvalifikatsiooniturniiri Tallinnas". 29 April 2023. Retrieved 13 August 2023.

External links edit

  Media related to Tondiraba Ice Hall at Wikimedia Commons