As a player Ivan Pelikán has played for Dukla Liberec and for many Belgium clubs (for example Sportingu Charleroi). Between the years of 1988 and 1990 Ivan Pelikán was a player in the Czechoslovakien team.
As a trainer he has worked in Belgium and in the Czech Republic. He has been a trainer of kadets(U19), juniors(U21) and men teams. Ivan Pelikan has been a trainer for junior national team since 2015. The team has qualified to the European Championship and the World Championship.