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2026 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship

Dec 26, 2025 - Jan 05, 2026
Surrounding Area

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN and Mariucci, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Experience the excitement of the 2026 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Championship that will be hosted in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 10-nation tournament features the best men’s players in the world under 20 years of age and the 29 games of the championship take place over 10 days.

The 2026 event marks the 50th anniversary of the IIHF World Junior Championship. Xcel Energy Center, home of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul, and 3M Arena at Mariucci on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, will serve as the competition venues.

This is the first time since 1982 the State of Hockey will host the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship! To ensure you are notified when tickets are available, be sure to sign up for alerts by visiting WorldJuniorsMN26.com.

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