Accredited media may pick up their crenentials from the Accreditation Center, which is located at the main entrance of the Hartwall Arena. Accreditation Center is open as follows:

Sun March 26   7 am-8 pm
Mon March 27  7 am-8 pm
Tue March 28    6 am-10 pm
Wed March 29   6 am-10 pm
Thu March 30   6 am-10 pm
Fri March 31     6 am-10 pm
Sat April 1         6 am-10 pm
Sun April 2        9 am-3 pm

Deviating from the original schedule the media accreditation is open starting from Sunday 26.

Media Information

All the usefull information about the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 are to find in the Media Information document. Download here.

Media Center

Media Center is open as follows:

Mon March 27   6 am-11 pm
Tue March 28    6 am-11 pm
Wed March 29   6 am-01 am
Thu March 30    6 am-00 am
Fri March 31      6 am-00 am
Sat April 1          6 am-10 pm
Sun April 2        9.30 am-6.30 pm

Contacts for media

Media center March 27- April 2
+358 44 730 3519

Press and Communications Manager
Mila Kajas-Virtanen
media.worlds2017 [at] (preferred)
mila.worlds2017 [at]
+358 40 530 54 00

Assistance with press and communications
Minna Kontulainen
minna.worlds2017 [at]
+358 40 517 61 94

Assistance in communications, photo requests etc.
Milla-Marjaana Ihalainen
millamarjaana.worlds2017 [at]
+358 40 82813 12

Use of radio equipment and radio licences


Please note that the shuttle service is offered from the official hotels only.  The Hartwall Arena is easily accessible via public transport from the metropolitan area. The accredited media personnel will be provided with free access to public transportation.  Travel cards are available at the Press Center.

Shuttle Bus timetable


Silver Star Cafe at the Hartwall Arena is open as follows:

During the practice days Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th from 12 pm to 3 pm. 
Additionally one of the Fast food & drink kiosks (Restel, Hesburger, Pizzahut)  is open daily from 9 am.

Silver Star Cafe during the competition days:

Wed March 29 12 pm and 5.30 pm
Thu March 30 12 pm and 6.30 pm
Fri March 31 12 pm and 5.30 pm
Sat April 1 12 pm and 4 pm
Sun April 2 1.30 pm

Fast food kiosks are open during the competition days.
Coffee and tea is served at the Press Center free of charge.

Media hotels

The official media hotels for the championships

For the reservations and descriptions, please contact our agent Björk & Boström.
sales [at]

Scandic Grand Marina ****


Katajanokanlaituri 7, Helsinki

This waterfront hotel is 500 m from Uspenski Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and Helsinki city centre.
Rooms include free WiFi, sauna and gym access.


Scandic Simonkenttä ****


Simonkatu 9, Helsinki

This hotel is 200 m from Helsinki Central Train Station in the middle of the City. Free WiFi and free access to the sauna and gym are offered. Scandic Simonkenttä’s air-conditioned rooms have wooden floors.


Hilton Strand****


John Stenbergin ranta 4, Helsinki

This waterfront hotel is only 10 minutes’ walk from city center. Its air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen TVs and large windows facing the Baltic Sea, the quiet courtyard or the city. Hakaniemi Metro Station and tram stop are 250m away.


Holiday Inn Messukeskus****+


Messuaukio 1, Helsinki

Hotel is connected to the Helsinki Exhibition Centre in the Pasila business district. Free use of the sauna, fitness centre and WiFi are included.
Helsinki city centre is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Pasila Train Station is only 400 m away. Hartwall Arena is 900 m from the hotel.

Contact us

 info.worlds2017 [at]

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