Minsk is preparing for the opening of the Christmas International Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus. One day reamins before the start of the hockey championship. Teams from Russia, Germany, Finland, Slovakia, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, and the Balkans were the first to arrive in the Belarusian capital on January 2. The favorite of the tournament is the team of the Belarusian head of state, which won the main cup 9 times. All matches will be held at Chizhovka Arena. Matches of the Christmas tournament attract a large number of fans who will be able to visit the ice challenges for free.