Tournament 2023

Austrian Icehockey Classic Zell Oldies Est. 1980

The traditional tournament of the Zeller Oldies is a sporting and social highlight that has been taking place every two years, now for the 17th time. Alongside the sporting competition, the social aspect is the most significant component of the tournament. Thousands of hockey enthusiasts have enjoyed their time in the heart of Europe since 1988.


On Tuesday, September 26th, the 2nd Austrian Ice Hockey Classic Golf Trophy will take place. Attached, you will find the invitation and details of the golf trophy

It would be wonderful if we could welcome many participants.


The tournament will take place from Wednesday, September 27th, to Sunday, October 1st, 2023. It starts on Wednesday at 6:00 AM and concludes with the awards ceremony during the Hockey Night on Saturday.

Please plan your arrival and stay so that you can be present for the first games in Zell am See. Each team must be able to play a game on the first day.

Due to numerous requests and necessary departure times, the tournament will conclude on Saturday with the Hockey Night at Kaprun Castle. As part of this newly designed event, the awards ceremony with the presentation of trophies and medals will take place at 9:00 PM, followed by the exclusive castle party with an open-end. Various live bands will once again provide musical entertainment for us on this evening.

All participants will have the opportunity to enjoy their dinner before the bus shuttle transfer to Kaprun Castle starts at 7:30 PM.

You will receive entry wristbands and 2 drink vouchers for the castle at the beginning of the tournament.

Late registrations are possible at the tournament office.

For non-hockey players, entrance tickets can be purchased for €50.

COVID restrictions may alter the course of the tournament evening or, if necessary, lead to the cancellation of this event. In the event of cancellation, payments made for the castle evening will be refunded.

The official Castle Evening at the historic Kaprun Castle is an integral part of the tournament and involves significant organizational and financial expenses. Therefore, participation is mandatory for all participants. Accordingly, the costs for the exclusive castle rental, multiple live bands, folklore performances, 2 drinks, and transfers are due along with the registration fee.

Since the minimum number of players per team should be 11 individuals, this forms the basis for the preliminary calculation regardless of the actual number of individuals during the awards ceremony. If the team consists of more than 11 players, the corresponding adjustment will be made no later than the start of the tournament.

Tournament Format

The tournament is played in 4 age groups:

- Group 1: Age 40 and above

- Group 2: Age 50 and above

- Group 3: Age 60 and above

- Group 4: Age 70 and above

"Under-age players" are allowed based on the following guidelines:

- In Group 1: 3 players between 35 - 40

- In Group 2: 3 players between 45 - 50

- In Group 3: 3 players between 55 - 60

- In Group 4: 3 players between 65 - 70

The official playing time is 2 x 15 minutes net.

Tournament Fees

The tournament fee of €1,200 includes the registration fee as well as the costs of the HOCKEY NIGHT for a minimum of 11 players. For each additional player, €50 will be charged for the Hockey Night at the start of the tournament.

In case of withdrawal from the tournament after July 15, 2023, the tournament fee will be retained.

Included in the tournament fees:

  • Ice rink rental
  • Skate sharpening service at the ice rink
  • Minimum of 4 games
  • Referees
  • Timekeeping
  • Statistics
  • Organization & tournament management
  • On-site first aid
  • Winner trophies and medals for all participants
  • Team photo
  • Hockey Night at Kaprun Castle, including shuttle from Zell am See to Kaprun
  • 2 drinks per participant

Payment and Contact Information

We kindly request payment of the tournament fees upon receipt of the invoice!!!

Account Holder: Hockey World Helmuth Mayer & Mitges.

Bank: Salzburger Landeshypothekenbank AG, Postplatz 1, A-5700 Zell am See

IBAN: AT05 5500 0002 1700 2033 BIC: SLHYAT2S


A team must consist of at least 10 players and 1 goalkeeper.

The tournament will be played according to the official IIHF rules, without body checking and slap shots. Official association referees will officiate the games.


  • Registration must be completed no later than February 15, 2023.
  • Confirmation of participation by the organizing committee will be provided following registration.
  • Payment of the tournament fee should be made immediately upon receipt of the confirmation of participation. Participation in the tournament is binding only after payment has been made.
  • Please specify your desired hotel category (accommodation with breakfast, half-board, or all-inclusive, subject to availability), arrival and departure dates, and the number of double or single rooms.
  • Zell am See is a well-known international tourist destination, and accommodations are in high demand during this season. Only with advance reservations can we consider your hotel preferences and book your entire team together in one of our partner hotels.
  • The organizing committee will handle the pre-reservation process.
  • Submission of the team list (name, jersey number, position, age), team photo, and logo is required by August 1, 2023, for inclusion in the tournament brochure.

Partner Hotels / Accommodations

The tournament is financially supported by contributions from the Tourism Association, the city, and partner hotels. Without these contributions, it would not be possible to organize the tournament under these conditions. For this reason, we must insist that participation in the tournament can only be confirmed by the organizing committee after pre-reservation has been made by the organizing committee.

We will do our best to accommodate your hotel preferences. Depending on availability, it may be necessary to use another partner hotel. However, the same standard/category will be guaranteed. We will promptly communicate with you regarding this matter.

After the pre-reservation has been made and confirmed by our partner hotel, the further booking and payment process will be handled directly between the participants and the property owner."

The following partner hotels are available for selection:


Voucher for discounted golf equipment rental at the 36-hole Zell am See - Kaprun Golf Course, redeemable at the golf course payment counter.

Booking of a discounted green fee directly at the ice rink, at a special rate of €56 for 18 holes at the Zell am See Golf Course

All-Inclusive: Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet, dinner, and all house drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks).

Half-board: Breakfast buffet and dinner.

Bed and Breakfast: Breakfast buffet.

Airport Transfers:

Organization of transfers and optional excursions, in collaboration with our long-standing logistics partner, are possible upon request at any time!


Enjoy up to 40 attractions, including the main attractions such as Schmittenhöhe, Kitzsteinhorn, Maiskogel hiking experience, Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs, Zeller See boat trips, indoor swimming pool, public transportation, and more—all free of charge.

You can find the list of all included attractions at

Attention, not included in all partner hotels!

More Information

Visit these links for relaxing or cultural excursions around our beautiful mountain town.

If you wish, we'd be happy to assist you in creating a customized program. Just send us an inquiry.