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Great Britain will play on home ice in Dumfries at the 2025 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B after Ice Hockey UK won the bid at today’s IIHF Congress.

GB will face promoted Kazakhstan, relegated Korea, as well as Italy, Latvia and Slovenia in the six-team tournament.

It will take place from 9th to 15th April at Dumfries Ice Bowl which regularly receives glowing reports from the IIHF about the standard of the tournaments they hold.

It means GB will play two tournaments on home ice in three months with the confirmation that a round of the women’s Olympic Qualifiers will be held at the Bauer Arena in iceSheffield.

Ice Hockey UK CEO, Henry Staelens, said: “We are thrilled to be linking-up with the Ice Bowl and Dumfries and Galloway Council for another tournament and have an excellent working relationship with them.

“They continuously deliver top-class IIHF tournaments which makes it easy to return there time after time.

“We always receive great support from the local people in Dumfries who turn out to support GB.

“Great Britain Women, at all ages, is an ongoing major priority for us and we are pleased to be hosting a tournament on home ice which will further bring the women’s game into the spotlight.”

Dumfries and Galloway Council Chair of Communities Committee, Cllr Ian Blake, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting World Championship ice hockey once again in our council’s Ice Bowl facility.

“We have a rich history of successfully hosting events such as this one with our valued partners at Ice Hockey UK.

“It provides a fantastic economic boost to the area with many teams staying in and around the Ice Bowl for the duration of the tournament.

“It also allows local school children, ice hockey players and fans the chance to watch world-class action on their doorstep. We’re very much looking forward to the event.”