Schuchinsk Childrens Cross Country competition | 21 January 2012
270 Event Participants
On January 21, at the skiing lodge in the town Schuchinsk (Kazakhstan) the children's festival “World Snow Day” held fun and defiantly.
Usually we had very cold weather in this period (called "Hard Frosts"), and we were happy that we had only -20 C, and it was warmer that days before and later.
In the first part of holiday pupils aged 10-13 years competed in the "Fun relay" on skis. Each team school consisted of 5 boys and 5 girls and everybody had his own job. Someone ran without poles, another ran on one ski, the next passed through the gates of ski poles, and others collected flags spaced along course. The children, the parents, the teachers of schools were very fun, and fans so ardently supported their teams that we are seriously worried about that tomorrow they would be "without a voice".
Team winners received cups, but the losers still not there, because every participant of the holiday got specially made for this day diploma, colorful stickers, badges and big tasty sweet.
After the relays young athletes (8-14 years old) involved in ski racing schools competed. There was prepared for them an exciting "Race Shootout" where after each round filtered out the weaker members, and strong athletes continued to sort things out until they remained four, who played the main prizes: sports hats, stickers and flash-memory with the symbols of the World Snow Day, chocolate etc.
There was very fun, interesting festival and all participans were very happy.
Many people think that Kazakhstan is the southern country and there are only deserts and steppes, and there is no snow. But it is not true.
Schuchinsk is a small resort town in northern Kazakhstan in Akmola Province situated in a picturesque location among the many forests on the shores of Lake Schuchye. The name "Schuchinsk" comes from the fish «schuka» (from Russian - "pike-fish"). Schuchinsk population is about 50,000 people. Height above sea level is 450 meters.
Unique natural conditions: the combination of mountains, pine forests and lakes make this region a well-known health resort. Long snowy winters provide an excellent opportunity to practice ski sports.
Schuchinsk famous for its rich tradition of skiing. Here began their career, world-famous skiers Vladimir Smirnov (Smirre) and Vladimir Sakhnov. Here began his career as a coach for cross country skiing A. Wierietielny, who prepared an Olympic champion Justyna Kowalczyk. Today skiers from Schuchinsk N.Chebotko, E. Koshevoy, E. Velichko, D. Volotka are part of the country’s national team successfully performing in international competitions.
The town regularly hosts major Republican competitions - Kazakhstan Championships, many children's competitions in skiing and biathlon. Schuchinsk is the perfect venue for training camps for Kazakhstan skiers and also skiers from the neighboring regions of Russia.
World Snow Day in Schuchinsk is funny children's contests and games on skis for the very young and exciting race for children a bit older, seriously involved in ski racing and much more!
Schuchinsk Childrens Cross Country competition Ski Federation of Akmola province
Telman str, 7
Schuchinsk Kazakhstan +77772320198