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INFORMATION BULLETIN # 2 Masters World Cup

The 7th World Masters Cup of In Line Hockey and the 1st Over 45 World Cup will be held in Bolzano and Merano on June 1st 2016. The organizing committee and all the staff of the Italian Association of Masters In Line Hockey wishes to welcome you in the best way possible, offering all participants, including their families, a complete service. Through this brochure we will shortly illustrate the World Master’s Cup 2016 in Bolzano and Merano.

The Hotel Sheraton ( view website here ) of Bolzano will be the official World Cup hotel : it offers all the comforts for all its guests. There are a swimming pool, Jakuzzi and sauna situated on the last floor.
The Hotel Sheraton is 300 mt away from the Palaonda Arena in Bolzano and Bolzano is 30 Km from Merano and the Meranarena. It takes about 15-20 minutes by car to reach the Meranarena.
To facilitate the transfers from and to the Meranarena we will set up a bus service between Merano and Bolzano with 3 trips scheduled in the morning and 3 trips in the afternoon. The official opening welcome dinner will be held on June 1st in the main lobby of the Sheraton hotel : a typical south tyrolean menu will be served. All attending teams, FIRS officials and political authorities of Bolzano will be attending this great event.

The Palaonda Arena of Bolzano is at walking distance form the hotel. The venue is modern, with all necessary services for the attending teams. The Arena is used by the EBEL team HCB Südtirol Foxes during the winter season. The rink size is 30×60, the floor will be Stilmat, boards are the standard of the ice rink, seats are comfortable. We are planning to have a dressing room for every team. There will be a press room, a meeting room, a room for the referees and a room for the FIRS delegates as well For the teams or followers arriving at the Arena by car, the internal parking will be closed for safety reasons, but there is a free parking area around
the venue.
Inside the venue, there is a bar and a “ food space “ will be set up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Saturday night there will be a great barbecue party.

The Meranarena is about 30 km away from Bolzano, this structure is very modern, has all the necessary services for all. The venue is not far from the splendid center of Merano. During the winter season, the Arena is used by the local ice hockey team of Merano, which participates in the Italian Championship of B Series.
The rink size is 30×60, floor is plastic and the boards are ice rink standard. There will be an area with tables for lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The bar is open every day.

During all WMC, first aid will be available at the venues.
We are negotiating with two hockey stores to give us assistance on equipment during the event.
There’s a quick connection by bus from the hotel to the center of Bolzano.
We are happy to help you out if you wish to visit the land of “Alto Adige”. Organized tours are possible also for typical regional food and wines.
We suggest whoever would like to visit Venice, Verona and Garda Lake to take a whole day.
For any information the whole staff is at your service.

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