The Spengler Cup is the oldest international ice hockey team tournament in the whole world. Hockey Club Davos (HC Davos) is the host team, which invites participating teams from all over the world to this renowned tournament in the mountains. The Vaillant Arena in Davos is the iconic venue where the games take place.
The oldest club tournament in the world
The teams are usually club teams, rather than national teams - in fact, it’s the oldest club tournament in the world. It is the second-largest sporting event in Switzerland after the Swiss indoor tennis championship. It’s usually broadcast nationally and internationally, and live-streamed from the Spengler Cup website.
The Spengler Cup was set up by Dr. Carl Spengler who was a Davos native. He established the championship to encourage contact between nations that had been opposing sides during World War I. He wished the offer nations that had previously been enemies to grow together in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
Watching the Spengler Cup
Many people in Switzerland watch from the comfort of home, but you can also get tickets to attend in person. Standing and seat tickets for all 11 games are available on the Spengler Cup website. There are many other ways to watch the Spengler Cup. It’s usually broadcast nationally and internationally, and live-streamed from the Spengler Cup website.
Participants in the Spengler Cup in 2022
This year, the teams participating in the Spengler Cup are:
- HC Davos
- Team Canada
- HC Ambri-Piotta
- HC Sparta Praha
- IFK Helsinki
- Örebro HK
Plan your visit to Davos
Being a world-famous resort and sporting and convention venue, it is easy to travel to Davos – by public transportation or by driving. There’s a free shuttle bus service to the stadium for “Park and Ride”, due to limited parking near the stadium.