What is it and BBC coverage?
The IIHF World Championships are an annual sports event organised by the International Ice Hockey Federation. There’s three divisions with a promotion and relegation system. GB men are in Division 1 Group A after achieving promotion last year.
12:30 BST – GB v Slovenia – BBC Sport Website and app
16:00 BST – Kazakhstan v GB – BBC Sport Website and app
16:00 BST – GB v Poland- BBC Sport Website and app
19:30 BST – Italy v GB – BBC Sport Website and app28 April
19:30 BST – Hungary v GB – BBC Sport Website and app
Ice Hockey is a full-contact team sport with short bursts of training and exercise – if you think that sounds puck-er, then give it a go. If you’re a beginner, skating on ice is easy to pick up, so don’t let that put you off.
Find Ice Hockey clubs and rinks near you by visiting the English and Welsh, Scottish, or Irish Ice Hockey Association websites. In Northern Ireland, the Belfast Giants are an elite team, but they have a junior section too.
You can find out more about getting involved here.