A Message from the President: Now the Show Begins!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Finally here we are, after two years of reluctant but necessary waiting, we will arrive soon at the XI th Masters, V th Veterans and officially the I st Legends World Cup. The final location chosen in January this year is Brunico, in the beautiful mountains in the Val Pusteria, in South Tyrol, Italy. Here is located the brand new and outstanding Intercable Arena.
I would like to personally thank Stefan Zisser for his availability, his precious collaboration and professionalism in advising us and organizing the event in such a short time.
This 2022 championships edition will be special for many reasons, but first and foremost it is for you, the players and volunteer staff who will participate and work to create this event that makes it so.
This is also the first time we will play in an arena with two rinks under one roof, the first time that we will have 26 teams in the same building, the first time that we will share together an outstanding week of elite international inline hockey. We will also have double television coverage, live matches, interviews with players and staff, a live world conference where we will talk about the development of Inline Hockey, the new collaboration between MIHWA and PAMA PGKA to promote and improve our sport and all this to make our World Cup a truly unique sporting event like no other for inline hockey. We who have seen this sport from its birth, and dream of seeing it one day at the Olympics, we believe that our dreams can come true!
I thank all of you for your trust and patience in MIHWA. We will try to give you our maximum commitment and professionalism as always, but particularly so because we know how important it is for everyone to get back to playing again.
I especially thank the referee staff, who are always available and professional in their work with MIHWA, and who this year will have a super job with 26 teams to referee!
I thank the army of volunteers, who have offered themselves in large numbers to help us manage the event. Without their generous sacrifice of time and effort, we could not expect to operate such an outstanding event.
I thank all the sponsors and partners, who thanks to their precious technical, logistical and material support will allow us to guarantee and produce a wonderful show for all the world to see.
Thanks to World Skate for the precious help and collaboration.
I thank the Municipality of Brunico, the Brunico Kronplatz Turismo, the Intercable Arena for accepting us in their home, and have warmly supported our event.
I personally thank MIHWA members, all the collaborators from all over the globe, of course my dear family.
Now the show begins!
I wish you a wonderful 2022 World Cup in Italy.
Dr. David Ninzatti