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International Tournaments Discuss international tournaments such as the World Juniors, Olympic hockey, and Ice Hockey World Championships, as they take place; or discuss past tournaments.

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12-30-2012, 03:13 AM
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What were the prices like? I know last year in Canada the prices were also, at least in my opinion, really high.
Cheapest tickets for Team Finland's games were somewhere around 150€/ticket, and even for the worst games, like France-Kazakstan, the prices were something around 50€/ticket, if I remember correctly.

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isn't Ufa mostly Islamic?
That doesn't change the fact that there are federal holidays. Plus New Year is by far the most important Russian holiday, as that's the day that Santa comes with all the presents and everyone celebrates that regardless of religion.

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What were the prices like? I know last year in Canada the prices were also, at least in my opinion, really high.
I was told by someone they were around $5.

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isn't Ufa mostly Islamic?
A little over 50% I think, but public holidays are according to the Orthodox calendar, so it doesn't really matter.

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I was told by someone they were around $5.
That probably was the price of Coke inside Hartwall Arena...

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That probably was the price of Coke inside Hartwall Arena...
It's also more than a good number of KHL tickets.

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I was told by someone they were around $5.
2006, the list price for Swiss/Norway was $35 CDN. (approx 26E at current rate) Of course that was part of a large package of tickets you had to buy.

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There is no reason why an international event cannot be held in Canada every year. It's not the location of the host that makes it international, it's the competition. But sure, throw it in Europe occasionally in a locale worth travelling to.

I suggest Portugal, Spain or the South of France, nice destinations for hockey fans in the dead of winter.




Actually, I think there is a point of civic pride to show up and make the games worthwhile playing. It was fun cheering for Norway in 206 against the Swiss. You can't seriously think 11000 people show up because they have tix but don't care. Even if that was true, the fact is we are willing to support the games by purchasing tix. (tix which in most cases cost more than pro leagues in Europe.)
A civic pride in in showing up for something you don't care about instead of, say, going to work? Right. You are willing to support it because you care about it. Im sure you'd also support it if it was the WJC of girl's volleyball right? Cheer for Norway against Switzerland? Face it, no-one except Canada cares much for a bunch of kids playing hockey. Honestly, I don't even understand why you care so much about it given that you have zero interest in the men's editions of it. BTW it is not like that draws huge attention in Canada. Consider the same for WJC anywhere else.

However, I'm with you as far as there is no reason to play it outside Canada where it's almost a religion, when other's barely raise their eyebrows about it.

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