Why are we writing about ice hockey in an indoor cycling magazine? What’s the connection – do the Ice Hockey World Championships have anything in common with indoor cycling?
Not at face value perhaps, but nevertheless not all ice hockey training is done on the ice, skating, handling the stick and aiming the puck for that crucial and winning goal. To compete and perform at the highest level of any sport, athletes need to be fit, strong and ready. Ice hockey is no exception, and that means players must complement their on-ice workouts with cardio and strength training.
That is why the IHF – the international Ice Hockey Federation – offers fitness equipment including indoor cycles to all teams.
For the 2018 championship in Denmark, the Danish equipment company Fitness Engros has been selected to deliver and set up the players’ workout areas. A range of equipment including 26 BODY BIKE SMART+ will be available for warming up, training in between games, and for cooling down.
The games will take place in Copenhagen’s Royal Arena and Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning on 4–20 May 2018.