Our Concierge‘s Recommendations
HC Energie Karlovy Vary
If you want to experience the atmosphere of Karlovy Vary why not try something different. Here you can read about our concierge`s recommendation to go relax and cheer at a Hockey Club Karlovy Vary ice hockey match. Surely you will be pleasantly surprised by the modern facilities that the city provides to its team and the experience will leave you swayed by the intensive support of our local club`s hockey fans.
The evolution of the local hockey team has not always been easy, and only in recent years can we talk about facilities worthy of a hockey team, it all started like this ... In December 1932 a group of enthusiasts founded a hockey club then known as SK Slavia Karlovy Vary. The first match was played on a natural ice rink, meaning that the quality of the ice surface greatly depended on weather conditions.
Not even the onslaught of World War II could dampen the spirit of the game and in December 1945 the club went back into action. A new era for Karlovy Vary hockey began with the construction of an ice rink in the city center, the stadium was built in 1948 and was the eighth such structure in what was then Czechoslovakia.
Slavia qualified to its highest competitive level in 1951 and remained there for five years. Let's move forward through the years, during a time when the clubs performance was so weak that adult hockey almost disappeared, to the 1993/94 season. The club went under the new name HC Slavia Becherovka Karlovy Vary and things started improving. Under the name HC Slavia Becherovka Karlovy Vary the club returned to its former glory. In spring 2002, Becherovka finished cooperation and the club was left looking for a new general partner which it eventually found in the Sokolov coal mining company, and the club was renamed HC Karlovy Vary.
In the 2008/2009 season, virtually the whole town celebrated gold-fever, after the team won the Czech Republic Masters Cup, an award they only narrowly missed the previous year. At the same time it was the last match played at the ice rink in Rybáře where every match was a hallmark of a family reunion in unique atmosphere.
Since the 2009/2010 season, the club has moved to the modern KV Arena, in which we invite you to one of the upcoming Karlovy Vary hockey matches which the concierge at the Hotel Carlsbad Plaza will gladly help arrange.