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The 7th  World Master’s Cup of In Line Hockey and the 1st  Over 45 World Cup will start in Bolzano and Merano on June 2nd. The organizing committee and all the staff of the Italian Association of Masters In Line Hockey desire to receive you in the best way possible, offering all participants, including their families, a complete service.  With the present, we will illustrate in brief the World Master’s Cup 2016 at Bolzano and Merano.

The Hotel Sheraton ( visit website here) of Bolzano will be the official World Cup hotel, the hotel offers all the comforts for all it’s guests, there is a swimming pool, Jakuzzi, sauna’s, they are situated on at the last floor.
The Hotel Sheraton is 300 mt away from the Palaonda Arena, Bolzano is 30 Km from Merano, it takes about 15-20 min by car to reach the Meranarena.. To facilitate the transfers from and to the Meranarena we will organize a bus between Merano and Bolzano, there will be 3 trips 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, they will serve tipical south tyrolean food. All delegations and political authorities of Bolzano including FIRS will be attending the great event.


The Palaonda Arena of Bolzano is at walking distance form the hotel. The structure is modern, with all necessary services for all nations. The Arena is used by the EBEL team HCB Südtirol Focxes during the hockey season
During the World Cup this rink will be used for the over 38 WC. The rink is 30×60, the flooring will be in Stilmat, boards are the standard of the ice rink, seats are comfortable. Car drivers, who arrive at the Arena, the internal parking will be closed for public safety reasons. There is plenty of parking space around the ring.
Inside there’s the is bar, an area for meals is programmed for days of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Saturday night there will be a big barbeque party. Inside the structure we are planning to have a dressing room for every nation.


There will be a press room, meeting room, room for the game judges and a room for the FIRS delegates.


The Meranarena is about 30 km away from Bolzano, this structure is very modern, has all the services necessary for all. The ring is not far from the splendid center of Merano. During the tournament the rink will be used for the over 45. The arena during the winter hockey season is used by the local hockey team of Merano, which partecipate in the Italian Championship of B Series.

The rink dimensions are 30×60, flooring in plastic, and the boards are ice ring standard. There will be a sector with tables for lunch, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Bar is open every day.

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During all WC first aid will be available at the rings.

We are negotiating with two sporting stores to give us assistance on hockey equipment during the event.

There’s a quick connection from the hotel by bus, to the center of Bolzano.

We are happy to help you out if you desire to visit the land of “Alto Adige” organized tours are possible also for tipical regional food and wines.

We suggest whoever would like to visit Venice, Verona and Garda Lake we recommend to take the whole day.


For any information the whole staff is at your service.

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