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Palau e Gel
Pista de Gel FC Barcelona.JPG
LocationBarcelona, Spain
OwnerFutbol Club Barcelona
Capacity1,256
Construction
Opened23 October 1971
ArchitectFrancesc Cavaller
Josep Soteras
Tenants
FC Barcelona Ice Hockey (Liga Nacional de Hockey Hielo)

Palau de Gel, is an arena in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, belonging to FC Barcelona. The 1,256 seating capacity arena is home to the ice hockey division of FC Barcelona. It is located between Mini Estadi and the Camp Nou, few meters north of the Palau Blaugrana.

The building occupies 3,650 square metres (39,300 sq ft) and the playing area is 61 metres (200 ft) long by 26 metres (85 ft) wide.

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Palau de Gel was opened on 23 October 1971, along with the Palau Blaugrana. It was designed by architects Francesc Cavaller and Josep Soteras.[1] The arena hosted several international ice hockey and figure skating tournaments.

Palau de Gel has also been the scene of a World Fencing Championship and two World Roller Hockey category C championships. During the 1992 Summer Olympics, the indoor arena has served as a warm-up area for several sports including judo, taekwondo and roller hockey.

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Coordinates: 41°22′50″N 2°07′11″E / 41.38056°N 2.11972°E / 41.38056; 2.11972