Ice Hockey

One of the most celebrated winter sports, Ice Hockey is also one of the fastest and most physical disciplines. The game is one of the most-watched Olympic competitions and matchups, including the 1980 medal event between Russia and United States in Lake Placid. The Lake Placid 2023 World University Games Ice Hockey preliminary round tournaments will be held in Potsdam and Canton, with the playoffs at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.

The Women’s Tournament will have eight teams competing in a round robin to advance four teams to the playoffs. As with the men’s event, each team must have a minimum of 15 players and two goalkeepers, and a maximum of 20 players plus 3 goalkeepers

Women’s Tournament

The Men’s Tournament will have 12 teams, The preliminary round will feature 2 pools of 6 teams each, with the top 2 finishers in each pool advancing to the playoffs.

Men’s Tournament

About The Venues

The ice ready for a hockey game at Maxcy Ice Area at the State University of New York at Potsdam

Maxcy Hall At SUNY Potsdam

Maxcy Hall is the proud home of Potsdam Bears hockey. After undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2013, the arena now features a high-efficiency refrigeration and climate-control system.

A hockey referee drops the puck during a faceoff at the Roos House arena at the State University of New York at Canton

Roos House At SUNY Canton

The SUNY Canton ice arena at Roos House Athletic Center boasts a state-of-the-art refrigeration system to help provide a fresh ice surface, comfortable stadium seating for fans, and world-class locker room facilities. The arena is home to the SUNY Canton Kangaroos hockey teams. 

Crowd watching a college hockey game in the Cheel Arena at Clarkson University

Cheel Arena At Clarkson

A 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Potsdam, New York, Cheel Arena opened in 1991. It’s home to Clarkson University’s Golden Knights Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division 1 hockey.

A crowd looks on as a hockey game is played at the Olympic Center arena

Olympic Center: Skating Oval

Site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Games, including the legendary “Miracle on Ice,” the Olympic Center features three ice rinks: Herb Brooks Arena, Jack Shea Arena, and the USA Rink. It’s also home to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.