Ice hockey in Italy is governed by the
Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio.
Serie A was founded in 1925, which was merged with the
Inter-National League to become the
Alps Hockey League in 2016. The second level
Serie B, and the third level
Serie C operate below it. Italian
man's U-18, and
women's U-18 national teams participate at the
IIHF World Championships. Italy has been a member of the
IIHF since January 24, 1924.