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Thialf, Heerenveen

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Arena / Stadium · Tourist Spot
Thialf is an ice arena in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Thialf consists of the Thialf-hal (a 12,500-capacity speed skating venue) and the Elfstedenhal (a 2,500-capacity ice hockey venue). Thialf is used for long track speed skating, short track speed skating, ice hockey, figure skating, ice speedway, and non-sporting events. The outdoor rink was opened in 1967, and the indoor stadium was opened in 1986. Several world records have been set in the indoor stadium.
Annually, Thialf hosts two Speed Skating World Cup events. Jan de Jong was the ice rink master at Thialf for many years.

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  • went to the isu world championship speed skating finals and thoroughly enjoyed it. would recommend it to anyone who wants to see athletes at the top of their game excel in their sport. the speeds...  more »
  • Fantastic location for icesports. Vikingrace 2020 was held here, and it was a amazing event. Professional team.  more »
  • If you like skating than this is a good place to go and enjoy your self
  • Very nice ice ring, great atmosphere

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