Trnava (listen), also known by other alternative names) is a city in western Slovakia, 47 km (29 mi) to the north-east of Bratislava, on the Trnávka river. It is the capital of a kraj (Trnava Region) and of an okres (Trnava District). It is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishopric (1541–1820 and then again since 1977). The city has a historic center. Because of the many churches within its city walls, Trnava has often been called “parva Roma“, i.e. “Little Rome”, or more recently, the “Slovak Rome”.
Ice hockey is played in Trnava since 1923 when the first friendly game between ŠK Trnava and 1.ČsŠK Bratislava was played at the nature rink in Eagle Garden. Since 1935 Trnava played in the western area with three clubs from Bratislava (Slavia, VŠ, ČsŠK) and Nitra, Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Topoľčany and other. However, the club was founded in 1957. Since the season 2004/05 Trnava is playing in the Slovak 1.Liga.
- Club of ice sports Spartak Trnava
- Skating club
- HK Trnava
- HK Gladiators Trnava
- 1998/99 – 3. place in 1. hockey league
- 1999/00 – 3. place in 1. hockey league
- 2003/04 – first team was promoted to the 1. hockey league again, juniors under 20 and the team under 18 were promoted to the Extraliga
- 2004/05 – 3. place u18 in Extraliga u18
- 2005/06 – 3. place u20 in Extraliga u20
- 2007/08 – 3. place in 1. hockey league
- 2008/09 – 3. place in 1. hockey league
- 2009/10 – 4. place in 1. hockey league
- 2013/14 – 3. place in 1. hockey league
- 2013/14 – 1. place u18 in 1. hockey league u18