Donauparkhalle

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Donauparkhalle
LocationVienna, Austria
Typeindoor ice rink
Construction
Opened1964
Renovated1966
Closed1991
Demolished1991
Tenants
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. http://www.samariter.at/ueber_uns/ueber_uns_detail/article/asboe-floridsdorf-donaustadt-die-erfolgsstory/?cHash=8eca3e0e11 : Samariterbund
  2. http://www.wiener-eisloewen.at/wp/?page_id=273 :Wiener EV's history
  3. http://www.fk-austria.at/NEWS-LISTE.764+M52a6b6b2102.0.html Austria Wien
  4. http://www.delcampe.at/item.php?id=98743139&var=MC-Card-3-Eisstock-Weltmeisterschaft-in-Wien-Donauparkhalle-und-Eisring-Sud-1990&language=G&sessionToken=sslLogin_f8121829166ab8a8a2a827cc3641981d
  5. https://austria-forum.org, Austria-Forum. "Sportkegelweltmeisterschaft". Austria-Forum.
  6. http://www.hockeyarenas.net/index.php3?page=3002&arID=859&size=0&arID=859 Ice hockey statistics