HC Oceláři Třinec
The ice-hockey club was established in 1929 and has been a part of the Czech ice-hockey bests for many years. The club entered the Extra-league in 1995 and since this time has joined the Czech ice-hockey elite. In the 2010/2011 ice-hockey season, HC Oceláři Třinec achieved the greatest success so far - they won in the basic part of the Extra-league and in the play off as well. They also won the Presidential Cup and the Extra-league Cup for the winner of the Czech Ice-hockey Extra-league.
The 56rd year of the Golden Spike was traditionally held in May 2017 in Ostrava. A traditional athletics meeting has been held regularly in Ostrava Vítkovice since 1961. The International Athletics Federation has classified the Zlatá tretra Meeting in 2003 among Super Grand Prix category meetings. The Mestky stadium was filled up due to the presence of the top stars of world athletics.The Golden Spike offered a spectacular show with many breath-taking minutes as always.
The 25rd year of the High Jump Cup "Beskydská laka" took place in February 2017 in the multifunctional object of Werk Arena. Olympic gold medalist Ruth Beitia from Spain won with an output of 194 cm and, thereby she maintained her reputation. Men´s competition in Třinec won Belarusian Pavel Seliverstov, who succeeded as the only one with 232 cm and, accordingly he improved his personal record.
Gorolski więto (Highlander´s Festival)
This year, Gorolski więto (Highlander´s Festival) celebrated its 70th anniversary. The scene of the amphitheatre was dominated by remarkable ensembles, e.g. Czech, Slovak, Polish ensemble. The festival was full of the splendid atmosphere that is traditionally a part of the Gorol every year.
Slezské dny (Silesian Days)
The festival Silesian Days is undoubtedly one of the biggest cultural experiences in the village of Dolni Lomna. For more than 45 years, the first or the second weekend in September belongs to the festival Silesian Days which takes place at the premises of Ethnographic Complex. This important folkloric event attracts visitors from wide area. Every year, 23 foreign and domestic folklore groups perform on the stages of the Ethnographic Complex. Groups from Slovakia, Poland and other countries are regularly invited. This great feast of folklore is among the most popular of its kind in the Czech Republic.
Days of the People of Goodwill, Velehrad
Every year from 4th to 5th July, on the eve of the national holiday, the Day of the Slavonic Missionaries Cyril and Methodius, the Days of the People of Goodwill take place at Velehrad. Thus, the small village of Velehrad, which surpasses many cities in importance, becomes a setting for the most significant event of the year. In July 2017 visitors enjoyed the traditional projects of the non-profit sector and a festive concert, the Evening of the People of Goodwill as well. This begins every year on the stage in front of the basilica during which four charitable projects are introduced. The profit is then distributed among projects pre-selected in advance.
Heart of Europe
The cultural event on the Czech Slovak Polish borderland known as the Heart of Europe took place in 2017 for the fourteenth time. As every year the concert has been related to the sale of symbolic paper hearts. The profit is traditionally donated to the social welfare institutions in the region. A few million crowns has been donated since 2003. The spectators had a remarkable musical experience due to performances of musical stars as Michal Hrůza with band, Pavel Callta, Radek alud etc. A donation for the renewal of the catholic church in Guty thas has been burnt down was a part of the cultural event as well.