by Michael Lehr


Tickets Still Available to the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship


UTICA, N.Y. – USA Hockey and organizers for the April 3-14, 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship, in Utica, N.Y., today unveiled the full schedule and activities for the Subaru World Championship Village. Open to fans who have a ticket to ANY game of the tournament, the World Championship Village will be the hub of activity throughout the 12-day women’s ice hockey tournament and festival. The space will be open from 3-11 p.m. ET daily, with live music filling the indoor venue beginning at 4 p.m. each day of the tournament.


“We’ve modeled the Subaru World Championship Village after Olympic villages around the globe” said Rob Esche, Mohawk Valley Garden president. “The Adirondack Bank Center complex will transform into a festival during the entire event to celebrate the World Championship in Utica. Music and entertainment coming in from around the country will bring our community together for an experience unlike any other.” 


Centrally located on Whitesboro Street and Auditorium Drive, adjacent to the Adirondack Bank Center, the Subaru World Championship Village indoors will offer visitors a host of exciting, engaging activities to include interactive virtual reality games, lawn games, a biergarten and much more. Visitors will also be able to watch tournament highlights and pre-game shows on large-screen televisions, while enjoying food and beverages from local and area restaurants and take in live music from bands ranging from Nashville to New York.


The Subaru World Championship Village will carry outdoors too, where visitors will take in a carnival-like atmosphere featuring an interactive hockey “fun zone,” a variety of vendors and more live entertainment. The focal point of the outdoor activities is a Ferris Wheel that will carry passengers high above the city of Utica’s skyline.  


Oneida County executiveAnthony (Tony) Picente Jr. added, “When we first announced that Oneida County was hosting the IIHF Women’s World Championship, we promised it would be a party unlike anything this region has ever seen and today we’re happy to give you a taste of what’s in store. With the Subaru World Championship Village, downtown Utica is going to be transformed into an interactive entertainment hub that will bring music, games, food and more to complement the exciting hockey action taking place inside the Adirondack Bank Center. We can’t wait for everyone to be a part of this unique experience.”


For more information on the Subaru World Championship Village, and a full schedule for games and acts as they are released, visit adkbankcenter.com/iihf.


Tickets for all 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship games are still available and can be purchased by visiting 2024.womensworlds.hockey/tickets or stopping by the Adirondack Bank Center box office. 


The 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship features the world’s 10 best hockey teams. Play opens Wednesday, April 3, at 11 a.m. ET, when Denmark faces off against Sweden. The U.S. women’s team also opens play April 3, at 7 p.m., squaring off against Switzerland. All 29 games of the event will be staged at the Adirondack Bank Center.


The 2024 tournament marks just the fifth time the U.S. has hosted the event and the first time since 2017 when the tournament was held in Plymouth, Mich. Other U.S. host cities have included Lake Placid, N.Y. (1994), Minneapolis, Minn. (2001), and Burlington, Vt. (2012).


The U.S. is the defending world champion, and since the tournament’s inception in 1990 has appeared in every gold-medal game.


To learn more about the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship, click HERE.


Wednesday’s press event presentation and photos can be found HERE. The presentation and photos are available for download for one (1) week.