Temporary Riga photos are being published not in a regular manner due to blog author has moved to Vilnius.

Where to Watch Football in Riga


FIFA Football World Cup 2014 is going to start in a few days, unfortunately Latvian Natiaonal team haven't managed to get into final part, which will take place in Brazil.
Likely almost every of us, Latvians, has another or two favourite team :)
Personally, I like to watch football with friends in shot bar Spot Kafe. Spot is a good place in Old town with few large TVs always showing sport games.

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Play Off

Riga Dinamo Play-off game
I guess this season's last game of Dinamo Riga at home was finished some minutes ago.
Dinamo managed to get into KHL Play-off and won the strongest team SKA Saint Petersburg in eighth-finals.
In quarter-finals we faced MVD Balashikha, and the current series' score is 1:3, which means nearly end for us.
In any case it was a brilliant season for Riga Dinamo. Next KHL season will be even more interesting with new teams, new countries. Good Luck Dinamo!

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Arēna

Arena Riga
Arēna Rīga (Arena Riga) is the biggest indoor venue in Riga. The total capacity is 15,000 visitors.
It was built in 2006 as main arena for Ice Hockey World Championship.
Now it is permanent home for several hockey and basketball teams, including Riga Dinamo, ASK Riga, Barons LMT.
It also the main arena for huge concerts and music events like Sensation White.

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Empty Space - Monthly theme

space left after Rigas Sporta pils
This is the empty space that left after Rīgas Sporta pils (Palace of Sport) demolition.
Sport Palace was mainly Ice Hockey venue, which handled many sport and music events from 1970 till it 2007.
I have personal feeling to this place, because I spent a lot of time here during my childhood. My mother used to work as technologist in Sport Palace.
Now there is a project to build office building, but it is frozen for undefined time.

This photo is part Monthly theme day which is Empty today.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants, see also other posts under label empty.

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Latvia - Sweden 3:2

Latvia won Sweden
Yesterday in Switzerland on the Ice Hockey World Championship Latvia won one of the best Ice Hockey Nations - Sweden.
Thousands of fans celebrated this event on the Riga streets, It was feeling like Latvia won the whole championship ;)
Sarauj Latvija! :)

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Ice Hockey

Ice hockey in Latvia
As today is the first day of spring, this could be the last weekend of current ice hockey season.
The games are being hold each weekend on Agenskalna licis, Pardaugava.
Check another picture of ice hockey on river and the night shot.

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Real Men

People playing Ice hockey on river
There is an expression in Russian that Ice hockey is the game only for real men!
I guess this several guys which are always one the ice as soon as it is get frozen are the real men in some way :)
Sometimes they play Ice Hockey even in the night time.
Today is the Day of defenders of Motherland, which widely interpreted as the Day of Men.
So, my congratulations to all men of the world ;)
check another angle of this Ice hockey game.

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Real Ice Hockey

Ice hockey on frozen Daugava river
Real Ice Hockey on frozen Agenskalna firth's ice in front of Swedbank and Cable Bridge.
Actually I've took this picture 3 years ago, when I used to play ice hockey with my friends.
We played even during evenings, luckily there was enough of light coming from Da Vinci skyscraper building, which is stopped at the moment.
Check another Daily photo of Ice hockey.

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Riga Dinamo

Riga Dinamo sign
Riga Dinamo is the major Ice Hockey team in Latvia.
This year Dinamo was reincarnated after more than 10 years break and had joined to KHL, which competes with NHL.
I have stolen this funny photo how Dinamo Club fans made a joke of Riga Road Sign :)

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