Die Olympiahalle Innsbruck


The ‘glass ice palace’

State-of-the-art technology and crystal-clear transparency – in the glass ice palace, complete with breathtaking, unobstructed views of Innsbruck’s Nordkette mountain range, professional ice hockey and tennis players, handballers and ice dancers demonstrate their sporting prowess. From power play to pirouettes on the ice, they guarantee fully packed seats and a second-to-none ambience. Cheering, rooting and firing up the atmosphere is the name of the game in the TIWAG Arena.

The architectural concept behind the TIWAG Arena is the work of the Frankfurt-based architectural practice Rang & Volz. The team’s proposal was selected as the winner of an internationally advertised design competition – and for many good reasons too. Numerous environmentally sustainable measures, including heat recovery and use of rain water for the ice, underline the visionary and ecological character of the project.


Operating season
ca. 9-10 Monate im Jahr, Gastronomie ganzjährig.

Access and layout

    •    Main entrance on the north side (between the two halls)
    •    Secondary entrance on the north-east side
    •    Modern access control and ticketing system
    •    Wheelchair accessible entrances and exits, lifts
    •    21 sectors over two levels

Food and beverages
Central catering provided by the Olympiaworld gastronomy services VIP area


Centre for ice sport events
Ice hockey, figure skating, short track speed skating, curling, ice stock sport, recreational skating for the public

Additional sport events
Ball sports, climbing, boxing, wrestling, combat sports, sports award ceremonies

Arena area 60 x 30 m
Useable floor space max. 1,800 m²
Clear height 14 m

Terraced stands: 3,000 people (21 sectors over two levels)
(includes seating for 1,400)
Additional arena space for up to 600 people depending on the event in question

Technical specifications

        •    Central supply via the arena’s own technical tower building
        •    Heat recovery system
        •    Rainwater processing system for ice
        •    Loading via a goods elevator
        •    Floor load allowance 500 kg/m²
        •    20 suspension points (single load allowance max. 800 kg)
        •    Electrical power 0.5 MW
        •    Light deflection system for daylight operating
        •    Connection power floodlighting 138 kW
        •    Light intensity working light 280 lux
        •    Light intensity event lighting 1,700 lux
        •    Heating/ventilation
        •    Control and media booths


        •    Full-glass boards for enhanced viewing and transmission quality
        •    Central multimedia cube with video walls and game display
        •    Ice technology and technical equipment of the highest specification
        •    Mobile stage elements max. 400 m²
        •    Tables/chairs
        •    Removable floor covering
        •    State-of-the-art communication technology (Fax, ISDN, Internet, WLAN, TV)


    • VIP Lounge
    • cloakrooms
    • team wardrobes
    • individual dressing rooms
    • aid rooms
    • storerooms

    Catering and guest services

    • 3 catering kiosks
    • mobile buffet units
    • Sports bar, 200 seats

    Infrastructure & traffic

    • Olympia Hall parking West 450 parking spaces
    • Underground parking Tivoli 550 parking spaces
    • Truck and bus parking
    • direct bus connection
    • Taxi Stand
    • direct connection to the motorway A12 via "Innsbruck Mitte"

    All seats at a glance

    Great views:
    With our seating plan, you can actually ‘try out’ your seat and see the view you’ll have. In the case of some events – concerts, for example – we set up an additional stage so the view may vary from the one you see. When concerts and TV shows are being held, seating is also laid out down in the arena space.

    All the world’s a stage in the TIWAG Arena