Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing was established at Special Olympics in 1977 and is offered as one of four Special Olympics snow sports, along with Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing.
Cross Country Skiing is a winter sport in which participants propel themselves across snow-covered terrain using skis and poles.
Specific Team Info
Bibs and registration at the Ski Stadium
Upon arrival the first day at the arena, Saturday February 1st, please visit the Sports information desk and register all your athletes. The athlete’s bibs will be handed out during the first coaches meeting, Friday January 31st at 16.00.
The place for the coaches meeting is in the restaurant on the 1st floor in the competition Office and will be held at the following times:
- Friday January 31st – 16.00
- Saturday February 1st – 13.00
- Monday February 3rd – 08.30
- Tuesday February 4th – 14.00
Parking at the Ski Stadium
Those of you traveling by your own car to the Ski Stadium will find a lot of parking spaces close to the Arctura Tower, right at the Main entrance or on the other side big road (Litsvägen) passing through the Arena.
We will offer one Wax Cabin for storage of equipment over the night.
The deposit for the key is 20 Euro and will be handed out at the Sports information desk. Coaches are responsible for signing the key in and out for their program.
Make sure you to mark your snowshoes properly with your full name, association.
|Chief of competition||Tommie Jirhed||+46 70 372 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Technical Delegate||Steinar Pettersenemail@example.com|
|Main Operation center
/Head of sports
|Patrik Jemteborn||+46 70 671 2008||Patrik.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Accommodation office||Jessica Thylin||+46 email@example.com|
|Transportation Office||Maria Lönnborg||+46 76 846 81 15||Maria.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sports information desk||Christina Persson||+46 702547222|
|Wax cabin Service||Info Point||By the restaurant at the arena|
Sports information desk/ Race Office
The competition office is placed at the arena next to the media center building beside the grandstands. You will find the sports information desk and race office on the 2nd floor. Open during competition days from 08.00 – 20.00.
Dressing rooms / Athlete Lounge / Staging
The media center building will be the main gathering point for the athletes before and after the competitions. The dressing rooms are located at the 1st floor and the athlete lounge and staging area is located on the 2nd floor.
Lunch will be served on the 1st floor of the competition office.
Right beside the restaurant we will host an information desk, this is where everyone can turn for questions you have regarding for example: Shuttlebuses, competition schedules, things to do in Östersund and so on.
It is not allowed to wear any mayor commercial logos on the competition and the warm-up clothes, small local brands are acceptable.
Flags and national symbols
It’s not allowed to wear any national flags on the competition and the warm-up clothes. National flags are not allowed on the competition arenas.
Special Olympics cross country skiing offers a series of rule modifications relating to the process in which a race is started. Some races are conducted using interval starts with one or two athletes starting on intervals every 30 seconds while others are started with a simple pistol shot.