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LocationVienna, Austria
Typeindoor ice rink
Wiener EV

Donauparkhalle was an indoor ice rink in Vienna-Donaustadt in Austria. It was originally built as an expo venue in 1964, next to an earlier landfill in Donaupark near Kaisermühlen, to be used for the garden-themed exhibition Wiener Internationale Gartenschau. Two years later, it was rebuilt into an indoor ice rink.[1] During the 1966/1967 season, Wiener EV played its first home games inside.[2] Later, it was used as home venue for the Vienna club WAT Stadlau. The venue was popular for its acoustics. The venue was demolished following the 1990/1991 season. In the early 1990's, the area was planned to be used for the 1995 world exhebition that was never hosted.

Major events[change | change source]

In 1967 the Wiener Stadthallenturnier, despite the name, was held there instead of inside the Wiener Stadthalle. [3] Even the world championships in ice stock sport[4] and nine-pin bowling have been held inside. [5] Even the 1967 World Ice Hockey Championships and the 1987 World Ice Hockey Championships were held inside. The World Figure Skating Championships have also been held here.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. : Samariterbund
  2. :Wiener EV's history
  3. Austria Wien
  5., Austria-Forum. "Sportkegelweltmeisterschaft". Austria-Forum.
  6. Ice hockey statistics