Bandy World Championship Women 2018 in Chengde
Bandy is known as precursor of ice hockey and is played with a ball instead of a puck. It is a popular TV and spectator sport in Northern and Eastern Europe as well as in North America. Together with the Swedish Bandy association, AST supports the introduction of Bandy in China and provided an overhauled ice resurfacing machine from WM with qualified personnel to prepare the natural ice rink, as the Championship was played on a frozen lake. Cold climate conditions like in Chengde are challenging workers and machines — the WM resurfacer convinced not only with its longevity but also with its reliability!
Per-Erik Holmström from the Federation of International Bandy and Wang Long from China Bandy were impressed by the work of the AST team and the high quality of the prepared ice: