History

In the past Tourist Society of Bled used the current location of Bled Sports Hall as a natural ice skating rink. However, there has always been a strong desire to use this location for a covered ice skating rink or a hall.

In 1972 a Syndicate for the Construction of Tourist Infrastructure was founded. Approximately 30 companies donated financial resources for the construction of ice rink. In 1974 an ice rink with compressors was built and in 1979 the hall was covered with a roof. Changing rooms, toilet areas, other necessary areas and a café were also built in the same year.

In 2002 the hall was fully renovated for the 35th Chess Olympiad. The renovation included the construction of municipal and energy infrastructure, fitness centre, offices and café, and arrangement of hall surroundings and Olympic Square.

 

The most important events of the hall:

1983 - 30th anniversary of the Brothers Avsenik Ensemble

1991 - IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Group B

1993 and 1996 - IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Group C

2002 - 35th Chess Olympiad

2002 - World Junior Figure Skating Championships Finals

2003 - 6th European Youth Olympic Festival

2003 - 50th anniversary of the Brothers Avsenik Ensemble

2003 - World Junior Figure Skating Championships

2007 - Senior World Taekwondo Championships

2013 - European Broomball Championships

2011 and 2013 - International Figure Skating Competition (Triglav Trophy)

2013 - European Taekwondo Championships

2016 - IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Champioship Division II - Group A

From 1993 to 2014 - Rudi Hiti Summer Ice Hockey League

From 1987 to 2013 - Alpine Folk Music Festival