2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN
The FIB World Championship for women is played every two years. In 2022, the championship will be held in Stockholm, Sweden.
The tournament will be historically as the first Womens World Championship to be played indoors in the newly built Gubbängen Skate and Bandy Arena January 9-16.
Last time Sweden arranged World Championship for women was back in 2008. Bandy has a strong foothold in the Stockholm region and there will probably be a big audience to see and experience women’s bandy on the highest level. Sweden is the reigning champion after the World Championship in Olso in Norway in 2020.
A total of eight nations participated in Norway. Invitations to participate in the WCS 2022 in Stockholm will be sent out to all FIB Member National Federations.
– I feel great pride in welcoming the womens bandy World Championship to Stockholm in mid-January 2022 and that our new facility Gubbängen’s skating and bandy hall, which was inaugurated last year, will be the main arena for the event, says Karin Ernlund, Sports Citizens’ Council in Stockholm.
WCS 2020 – Photo: Romus Ramström
Gubbängen is a Stockholm suburb and the indoor arena has a capacity of up to 2000 spectators. All games will be streamed live so many bandy fans around the globe can experience the tournament.
– Women’s bandy, and also girls’ bandy, is currently making strong progress. We are of course watching with great pleasure that more and more young people want to try our sport. And to have the opportunity to show world-class bandy in that situation at home is of course fantastic, says Pär Gustafsson, Secretary General of the Swedish Bandy Association.
THIS IS GUBBÄNGEN AND STOCKHOLM
Gubbängen is a southern suburb to Stockholm.
The City of Stockholm bought the property Gubbängen in 1908 from the farmer Albin Arvidsson. But the urban planning and construction began as late as 1940.
The Albin Arvidsson farm’s last building was demolished in 1965, the only thing left are remains of the farm’s old avenue and a clogged basement.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. The city began to be established in 1187 as a result of the Swift kingdom’s then main town, Sigtuna, being devastated by the Balts the same year. Traditionally, however, Birger Jarl (c. 1210–1266) also called Birger Magnusson, is usually counted as the city’s founder in 1252.
A little less than 1 million people live in the city of Stockholm and nearly 2 million in the urban area. The city stretches over fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Outside the city is the Stockholm beautiful archipelago.
The area has been settled in the 6th millennium BC.
Stockholm is Sweden’s political, cultural, media, cultural and economic center. Stockholm hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquets at Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. Stockholm hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics and also hosted the equestrian part of the 1956 Summer Olympics (which were otherwise held in Melbourne, Australia).
Stockholm is the seat of the Swedish government and the official domicile of the Swedish king Carl VI Gustaf. The government has its seat in the Rosenbad building. Stockholm Castle is the Swedish monarch’s official residence, while Drottningholm Castle outside the city, is the royal family’s private residence.
Sweden – World Champion 2020 – Photo: Torstein Vegheim