Info & Announcements

Dear media representatives

In the Media Zone of the Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade you will find all up-to-date information for media and important announcements, information about the media services as well as various content for media representatives: media releases, photo & video library, flash quotes as well as daily schedules.

The Media Documentation offers a detailed, content-related overview about the 30th Winter Universiade 2021, providing information about the event and its organisation, the venues, the sports and the Host City Lucerne.

The Media Services Guide offers detailed information about Accreditation, Accommodation, Transportation, Food&Beverage, the opening hours of the Main Media Centre at the University of Lucerne and of the Venue Media Facilities. The guide provides you with information concerning the services and the programme for accredited media representatives as well as with specific information for photographers.

Media Tour
Date9 December 2021
Durationapprox. 2 hours
Meeting PointUniversity of Lucerne, Hörsaal 10
Programme- Welcome & Introduction

- Tour of the University
- Walk by Transportation Mall, House of Swiss University Sports, Universiade Park, Sports Animation

Opening Media Conference

10 December 2021

LocationUniversity of Lucerne, Hörsaal 10
RegistrationNo registration needed
Review Media Conference
Date21 December 2021
LocationUniversity of Lucerne, Hörsaal 10
RegistrationNo registration needed
NoteThe Bronze Medal Game in Men's Ice Hockey starts at 10:30 in the Bossard Arena in Zug. There is a train leaving from Lucerne main station at 10:09 and arrives in Zug at 10:28.
Important note concerning Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemic
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that currently, and expected until 24 January 2022, a Swiss Covid certificate is required to access indoor areas of restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities, and events held indoors. The certificate offers great advantages for staying in Switzerland and is needed to access many Winter Universiade venues including all media areas such as the Main Media Centre, the mixed zones and the media tribunes. Therefore, all media representatives will need a Swiss Covid certificate or a foreign certificate that is accepted in Switzerland to participate as a media representative in the Winter Universiade.

Please refer to the website of Lucerne Tourism to find all the information on how to get a valid Covid certificate and further information on entry, protection measures and testing.

Opening Ceremony | Information for media

Programme Opening Ceremony for media

18:30Opening Media Tribune Universiade Park
19:30Start Opening Ceremony
19:40March Pass: March-in of the delegations
20:25Official part with flag hoisting and speeches

Light of the flame

21:30End of the Opening Ceremony
22:00Media Tribune will be closed

Entry tickets

Media representatives need an entry ticket for the Opening Ceremony which is available for free at the Media Information Desk at the Main Media Centre. Access is granted only with a valid Covid certificate.


The media tribune is open from 18:30 to 22:00 for the Opening Ceremony. The pathways from the Main Media Centre to the Universiade Park where the Opening Ceremony takes place is indicated on the following map, as well as the zoning plan. It is not allowed to use flash lights during the Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony map media

Pathways Opening Ceremony MMC to Universiade Park

Media Seats

There will be 18 seats for photographers, 32 media seats (working stations with tables) and 80 seats for media.

Closing Ceremony | Information for media
Programme Closing Ceremony for media
exp. 16:45

(time can vary depending on the game duration)

End of the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game at the Bossard Arena Zug
16:45 - 17:00Flash Interviews on the ice
17:00 - 17:15Medal Ceremony Men’s Ice Hockey
17:15 - 17:30Entertainment for spectators (also with our mascot Wuli)
17:30Start Closing Ceremony
17:40March Pass – March-in of the delegations and flags
18:00Official part with speeches & handover of the flag to the next Host City (Lake Placid)
18:15Show by Lake Placid
18:30Show by Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade
19:00End Closing Ceremony

Entry tickets

Media representatives need an entry ticket for the Closing Ceremony which is available for free at the Media Work Room at the Bossard Arena in Zug. Access is granted only with a valid COVID certificate.

Access & Media Seats

After the Men’s Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game, the media tribune at the Bossard Arena in Zug remains open for media representatives during the Closing Ceremony. There will be 60 media seats (working stations with tables). The location of the photo positions will be shown on site.