Summer Exposure Combine 2024
Supported by NHL

Top level ice hockey game-officals camp from the 3rd to 6th of July 2024.

Budapest, Hungary

About the Camp

The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation, in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL), is hosting the second Summer Exposure Combine top-level ice hockey referee camp in 2024. This camp offers a unique opportunity for game-officials worldwide to gain valuable training and development under the guidance of NHL officials and international experts.

Wednesday to Saturday
July 3rd to 6th, 2024

Get to know our Team

Our team of NHL experts is composed of highly experienced and knowledgeable individuals in the field of ice hockey, with a deep understanding of the rules, strategies, and tactics involved in the sport.

Check the Location

Experience the unique combination of a fully equipped ice hockey facility and the stunning architecture of the hidden gem of Europe, Budapest, providing an unforgettable and vibrant experience both on and off the rink.

What we Offer

Our package offers a unique and comprehensive experience for ice hockey referees, featuring training and development from NHL experts, practical on- & off-ice sessions, and the opportunity to explore the city.

About Us

The camp was created with the aim of enhancing the skills and knowledge of ice hockey referees from all around the world, with a focus on providing practical and hands-on training.

Participants are exposed to a wide range of topics related to officiating, including rule interpretation, positioning, communication, and game management, all of which are essential for effective and efficient performance on the ice.

In addition to the training sessions, the camp provides referees with the opportunity to network with fellow officials, NHL experts, and International professionals, creating a supportive community and fostering long-lasting relationships.

The camp takes place in Budapest, a vibrant and exciting city that provides a unique backdrop for the program, adding to the overall experience of the participants.

Meet the instructors

The camp will feature a team of expert instructors from the NHL and the International Ice Hockey Federation. Stephen Walkom, Al Kimmel, Mike Leggo, Tom Masters, Dave Smith and Peter Gebei will lead the training and development program, providing participants with comprehensive and practical learning experiences. These instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in officiating, scouting, development, game management, rule interpretation, fitness, and coaching, and will ensure that participants receive the best possible training and education.

Together, the instructors will help participants enhance their skills and knowledge of ice hockey officiating, with a focus on practical and hands-on training. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, network with fellow officials, and explore the vibrant city of Budapest, making this camp an unforgettable experience for all.

Al Kimmel portrait
Al Kimmel
NHL Director of Scouting & Development
Mike Leggo portrait
Mike Leggo
NHL Senior Officiating Manager at Scouting & Development
Dave Smith portrait
Dave Smith
NHL Director of fitness for game-officials
Chris Edwards portrait
Chris Edwards
NHL Senior Officiating Manager
Tom Masters portrait
Tom Masters
NHL Director of Video Operations
Peter Gebei portrait
Peter Gebei
IIHF Officiating Coach HIHF Referee-in-Chief

Time left until the 2024 Summer Camp



Welcome to our ice hockey facility, where we provide world-class training amenities for athletes of all levels. Our facility is equipped with a fully functioning gym and conference rooms, designed to support both physical and mental preparation for ice hockey players, coaches, and officials.

Our rink and on-site coaching provide the perfect environment for improving your ice hockey skills, while the conference rooms offer a convenient space for team meetings and strategy sessions.

Whether you are training for competition or just enjoying the sport, our facility has everything you need for an exceptional ice hockey experience.


Budapest is a stunning city with an incredible history and architecture that will leave you awestruck. The city boasts magnificent buildings, museums, and art galleries, all of which offer a glimpse into the city's rich past.

The thermal baths in Budapest are world-renowned, offering visitors a chance to relax and rejuvenate in the warm waters. The city's culinary scene is also worth exploring, with plenty of restaurants serving traditional Hungarian cuisine alongside international options.

The city is relaxed, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty and charm of Budapest. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the atmosphere, Budapest is a must-visit destination.


The ibis Styles Budapest City is a stylish and modern hotel located in the heart of Budapest. The hotel's central location makes it easy to explore the city's many attractions, including historic landmarks and cultural hotspots.

Offering free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk, it ensures a hassle-free stay. The well-appointed rooms with comfortable bedding and modern decor provide a relaxing retreat. Its central location is ideal for exploring the city's historic landmarks, vibrant marketplaces, and rich culinary and arts scenes, all easily accessible by foot or public transport.

Additionally, we provide a convenient transfer option free of charge to the ice rink and back, enhancing your experience during the event.

  • Standard single bed room for 1 person: 24 500 HUF / night / person
  • Standard double bed room for 2 persons: 14 500 HUF / night / person

If you're interested, indicate at registration.

What we offer

Join us once again for Summer Exposure Combine 2024. Following the success of last year's event, this camp is an unparalleled opportunity for ice hockey officials at all levels to enhance their abilities, expand their knowledge, and connect with fellow referees globally.

Building on the foundation of our first camp, our esteemed education structure and expert coaching team are ready to elevate your skills even further. Set against the enchanting backdrop of Budapest, you'll enjoy a remarkable experience both on and off the ice. Don't let this chance slip by - register now to be part of the second Summer Exposure Combine!

The camp offers a comprehensive program tailored for game-officials, focusing on skill enhancement, knowledge expansion, and networking. With a mix of on-ice and off-ice sessions, you'll have plenty of opportunities to practice and hone your abilities, while learning from the best coaches.

Join us for this extraordinary experience!

Offer Includes

  • 4 days of intensive education
  • ice sessions each day
  • gym sessions each day
  • room sessions
  • welcome event
  • snacks all-day
  • lunch and dinner
  • NHL mentoring
  • in-game scouting each day
  • round-table discussion
  • equipment manager
  • personal meeting
  • inBody measurements
  • certificate of completion
  • lot's of fun
  • full apparel

The camp features intensive skating sessions led by Dave Smith, providing a hands-on opportunity to refine on-ice techniques. Alongside this, our room sessions are invaluable for analyzing and elevating your game, delving into rules and regulations, and discussing case studies of challenging scenarios. The camp also serves as a networking hub, connecting referees from across the globe. These elements together make the camp an essential experience for any ice hockey referee aiming to advance their skills and elevate their career.


€ 999

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Watch Last Summer’s Aftermovie!

Watch last year's Aftermovie! We invite all future participants to step into the exhilarating world of the 2023 Summer Exposure Combine. Our aftermovie is a vibrant showcase of the extraordinary experiences, intensive training, and unparalleled camaraderie that our referee camp offers.

Immerse yourself in the action and witness how referees from across the globe come together to sharpen their skills, learn from top experts, and share their passion for ice hockey. This recap not only highlights the key moments of the camp but also gives you a real feel of the energy, enthusiasm, and professional growth that the event fosters.

Whether you are considering joining us for the upcoming event or simply curious about the world of ice hockey officiating, this video is your gateway to understanding the essence of the Summer Exposure Combine. It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and spirit that makes this camp a must-attend for referees at all levels.

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