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    Brazil Brazil Hockey update, both Ice & Inline

    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...214d10a0f4a5b7

    I still have a 'The Hockey News' article from around 2004 when someone had a pipe dream, hoping for Brazil to qualify for the 2010 Olympics. Now they are talking 2030...

    ...Brazil is not totally without ice. An estimated 15 small ice rinks exist, the biggest one in Campinas in the Sao Paulo state sized 47 on 20 metres followed by rinks sized 30 on 15 metres located in Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo, in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, and four rinks in malls around Rio de Janeiro.

    “We don’t have ‘real’ ice hockey. We play on small rinks three-on-three but we want to do more. We want to teach kids the real game. We have to do ice hockey, which is an Olympic sport. If we have good people who help we can build up something,” said Capelle. “We have a big project in Sao Paulo where we are talking with the government and companies. We also need to have ice hockey shown on TV. We are getting closer. We are working together with Ice-Worlds from the Netherlands on a project.”

    The newest project is in Vila Guarani, a school area in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest metropolis with 11 million people living in the city and over 20 million in the region. An outdoor inline hockey rink sized 60 on 30 metres was opened recently. Now the Brazilians hope to get a roof and aim to operate the rink half a year for ice and half a year for inline hockey. The estimated costs for the rink and the roof are 10.2 million reais ($4.6m). “Since 2011 we are battling to get the first full-size ice hockey rink. The project we have at Vila Guarani would fulfil the IIHF minimum standards. We hope it will be ready by 2015,” said Neto.

    “We want to build competitive ice hockey in Brazil and we need goals. One goal could be to have Brazil in the Olympics in 2030.” The new rink would be a good start to develop ice hockey and play championships on a full-size ice rink. The interest in Brazil is there. In a study conducted by Deloitte about sports practised in Brazil people were asked which sports they would like to try but can’t due to lack of opportunities. 45 per cent answered winter sports led by ice hockey, skiing and curling, followed by other sports such as rugby and golf....
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    Training in Switzerland

    I was thinking if is it an official thread for every update about Brazilian hockey or if I should open another thread. So I'd rather post this news here. Weeks ago, both IIHF and Brazilian Ice Sports Confederation posted about Brazilian players training in Switzerland.

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