Student hockey challenge International Student Team Tournament will take place October 2-7, 2018 in Krasnoyarsk. It is one of the test events of the Winter Universiade 2019. It is expected that 8 men’s teams will take part in the event, and the total number of athletes will make about 200 persons. The tournament participants will include winners of the Student Hockey Leagues from Russia, the United States, Asia and Europe. The tournament Student Hockey Challenge is held under the auspices of the Russian Student Hockey League and the European University Hockey League since 2017. This year Krasnoyarsk will host the first matches of the International Student Team Tournament.
Student Hockey Challenge will be held at Crystal Ice Arena and Pervomaisky Ice Arena. The new Crystal Ice Arena comprises 3500 spectators and is located almost in the centre of Krasnoyarsk.
Due to the increased security requirements the capital repair was done at Pervomaisky Ice Arena specially for the Winter Universiade 2019. This venue has a full-sized ice arena, and the capacity of stands makes up to 200 seats.