Sports: Underwater Ice Hockey World Championship

img Ice Hockey under ice  The first ever World Cup in the new extreme sport of underwater ice hockey has been staged at Weissensee in Southern Austria.

Eight teams from Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia were competing for the world cup. The game is played with teams of two men in a rink 6 meters wide and 8 meters long, under 30 centimeters of ice.

Playing without oxygen tanks, the players are chasing a Styrofoam puck with a hockey stick into goals fastened to the ice cover upside down.

They have to surface for air approximately every 30 seconds through holes cut in the ice because of the no-oxygen rule and the 2 degrees Celsius water temperature.

Finland won the finals beating Austria 7:4.



Reuters provides a short video online that gets you a first impression of this new extreme sport.

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