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Winter Sports Festival in Akureyri

The northern town of Akureyri, which is the center for winter sports in Iceland, is holding a Winter Sports Festival from February 6 to March 21. It will be launched with a figure skating performance at the local ice rink, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

The Icelandic contestants in the Vancouver Winter Olympics will honor the assembly with their attendance, just before they head off to Canada, a press release states.

The festival’s program includes various events where snow and outdoor sports play the main role. At the local ski resort at Mt. Hlídarfjall, contestants will compete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing and snowboarding.

Skiing courses will also be on offer.

At the ice rink, contestants will compete in figure skating, hockey and curling. Further sports include snowcross and icecross, organized by the local Association of Ski-Doo Drivers, running and horseback riding.

Although the Winter Sports Festival officially ends on March 21, the Donald Duck Games—a skiing competition for children and teenagers, which has a long history in Akureyri—will take place as a belated festival event at the end of April.

For further information, email: [email protected].

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