The 2026 Winter Olympic Games will take place from February 6th to 22nd, 2016, the Paralympic Games from March 6th to 15th. Milan will host both the opening and closing ceremonies for the Paralympics as well as ice hockey, figure skating and short track competitions.
Three main sporting venues will host the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic competitions: one is under construction (the PalaItalia arena in Santa Giulia, with a capacity of 15,000 seats), another is being redeveloped (the former Palasharp) and the third one is in the final stage of completion (the Mediolanum Assago Forum with a capacity of 12,000 spectators).
An Olympic village will be built for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games on the central site of the ex-Porta Romana railway yard, which will then be converted into student halls. The outlying Santa Giulia area will host the PalaItalia Santa Giulia sporting venue for the important games and ceremonies, plus, an Arena for the men's ice hockey competitions and the Paralympic opening ceremony.
Following a public call for project funding and the subsequent redevelopment of the sporting venue, the Palasharp will host the Women's Hockey and Para Ice Hockey competitions. The figure skating and short track competitions are scheduled to take place at the Assago Forum.
The Paralympic opening ceremony will be held at PalaItalia Santa Giulia and the closing ceremony in Piazza Duomo.
The Milano Santa Giulia construction project was approved on February 16th, 2021, while the masterplan that will regenerate the future of the Porta Romana area - home to the new Olympic village - will be ready for approval by the end of March 2021.