We met with the most northern folk of Baltics at the beginning of December, during the annual training camp in Äkäslompolo, Finland. As already a tradition, the team stayed there for two weeks to build up a good foundation for the upcoming winter. To get an insight into the soul of the Estonian Ski-O Team, we had a chat with the athletes.
This season, Swedish ski-orienteering introduced a new concept for national ski-orienteering races: Swedish Cup, a national circuit of ski-orienteering competitions, consisting of 13 individual races.
Ski-orienteering season 2020/21 started in several countries with official or unofficial races.
The main hotspot for ski-orienteering in December was undoubtedly Gornozavodsk in Russia, which hosted three multi-day competition weeks with Russian ski-o elite.
Ski-O season 2020/21 is a special one, challenged by COVID-19 pandemic and snow conditions all over the world.
Here is a small insight into national and international competitions scheduled to take place in January 2021.
Swiss national ski-o team decided to organize selection races for all athletes who are applying for international competitions. To take part in the selection races, all athletes had to provide a negative PCR test no older than 72h.
Ski-O season 2020/21 has started! At least in Russia. Nearly 300 athletes got together in the Perm region, in the city of Gornozavodsk, to take part in the first ski-orienteering races of the season – “Ural Patterns”.
Competition calendar in December
We are living in times of uncertainty, but it doesn’t stop winter sports enthusiasts from looking forward to a new season.
Here is a small insight into national and international competitions scheduled to take place at the beginning of the season 2021.
Ski-orienteering is an endurance winter sport combining navigation and cross-country skiing across a rough terrain using prepared cross-country ski tracks. A ski orienteer combines high physical endurance and strength, excellent technical skiing skills and the ability to choose the best routes.