The hockey federations of Belarus and Latvia announced the launch of a competition for the World Championship mascot in 2021. The winner will receive a set of tickets for two persons for any 5 games of the championship, as well as an excursion for two persons in the official arena of the championship before one of the matches of the tournament. The bison Volat was the mascot of the 2014 World Championship in Minsk Riga’s mascot in 2006, was the beaver Ricks. Belarus and Latvia will host the Ice Hockey World Championsip in May 2021.