Kosice is a city where Ice hockey is the most popular sport. The cause can be found in the past and also in the present time. Slovakia as Czechoslovakia was very succesful Hockey team. The atmosphere when Slovakia won Ice Hockey Championship in Sweden 2002 was unforgettable.
HC Kosice is team with a big tradition. Today HC Kosice is a winner of last to Play-Offs(2010, 2009) and already winner of the league in year(2011) with big ambitions for a play-off win also this year. Steel Arena with capacity close to 9,000 is hosting World Championship in Ice hockey 2011.
Biggest rival is Slovan Bratislava, team with traditionally good results. It is typpical that the final of play-off is played by Slovan and Kosice. On the other hand in season 2010/2011, Slovan had a lot of troubles and ended just in the middle of the table. Kosice vs. Slovan are usually sold out - more then 8,000 visitors. If you are able to attend such a match, you should not hesitate a moment. It is an stunning experience. On the other hand, every single match of HC Kosice is an experience and if you are visiting Kosice and have some sense for sport, you should definitely attend at least one match.
Kosice is also host of cups like Cassovia Cup and various Friendly tournaments and matches. Steel Arena is used also by public for small hockey events.
Getting to Steel Arena is very easy and you can find something about it and World Championship here:Wc in Ice hockey in Kosice.
HC Kosice web: http://www.hckosice.sk/