In 2003, The International Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence (IIHCE) was established in Vierumäki with the help of The Sports Institute of Finland and The Finnish Ice Hockey Association (FIHA).

IIHCE was successfully inaugurated for the purpose of distributing educational information needed for the consistently growing sport. The Centre cooperates with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) hosting international camps, conferences and creating new educational materials.


  • To Foster and Improve the Game of Hockey
  • To Develop both Playing and Social Skills Through the Game of Hockey
  • To Promote the Growth of Hockey


  • To Contribute to the Development of Hockey Through Education and Research 
  • To Create New Educational Hockey Materials and Research Programmes
  • To Make Available the Information and Resources to All Levels of Hockey
  • To Host International Coaching Education Conferences and Camps


  • Coaching Education and Camps
  • Hockey Materials
  • Information Centre
  • Development and Research 



Mika Saarinen, Director

Tel. 358 40 5641 857


Tuomo Kärki, Head of Training

Tel. 358 3 8424 2191


Robert Andersen, Special Projects