Last night, the team from 50 Degrees North took their families along to an Ice Hockey game in Melbourne. Living in a city committed to the Australian ‘AFL football’, it was a welcomed respite for our Scandinavian male staff. They were able to show their boys their childhood game. It was a mesmerizing experience for all and the stands were full of energetic fans cheering Melbourne Ice’s victory.
However, witnessing last night’s match really made me want to see a match set in a home country of this sport. Even with my frequent visits to Scandinavia, I haven’t made the time to watch Ice Hockey. This is going to change next time.
Finland and Sweden are terrific giants of the game in Scandinavia. Games are frequent and easy to access. Tickets are not expensive and when visiting bigger cities in Sweden or Finland, you can incorporate a game within your stay. At 50 Degrees North, we have a dedicated Swedish Ice Hockey enthusiast who would be very happy to match up your visit with a game.
2013 is also a great time to visit Stockholm and Helsinki with the Ice Hockey World Championship being held in May. The schedule is available and in English. I would love to see the Denmark V Norway or Norway V Sweden games but I am sure some international guests would also love to see the USA V Russia Game scheduled for the 7th May 2013.
Another great reason to visit Scandinavia and adding a special event to your trips always bumps up the experience.