European Union External Action

EU's Cross Country Skiing Festival and New EU initiatives for tourism sector development

Yerevan, 02/02/2018 - 09:18, UNIQUE ID: 180202_1
Invitations for the press

The European Union Delegation to Armenia in cooperation with the Armenian Ski Federation is organising Cross-Country Ski Festival in Ashotsq rural community of Shirak marz on 3-4 February 2018. It offers a weekend filled with skiing masterclasses by professional trainers, snow competition activities and games for children and kids, Ski Races for Men (5 km) and Ladies (2.5 km) in Classical Style, as well as special awards and nominations by the EU Ambassador.

The Festival is the next of the series of sport events and tournaments (#EUSportFest) organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Armenia for children and adults.

During the Cross-Country Skiing Festival H.E. Mr. Piotr A. Świtalski, Ambassador Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, State Committee of Tourism, Mrs. Zarmine Zeituntsyan, and the Marzpet of Shirak will give a press briefing on new initiatives in tourism sector development at 12:30 on 4 February 2018 at Cross Country Skiing Track.

The media is kindly requested to be at 12:15PM on 4 February 2018 for registration.

Transportation of the journalists (Yerevan-Ashotsq and Gyumri-Ashotsq) will be provided for both dates. For the departure from Yerevan, please be at the Republic Square (opposite to the fountains) at 09:15. For the departure from Gyumri, please be at Vardanants Square (at Municipality building) at 11:15.

For more information, please contact Anahit Azatyan, Press and Information Officer – 091 20 23 87.

 

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

SATURDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2018

12:00 - 13:00 Course Inspection & Official Training; Free Ski Lessons

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Course Inspection & Official Training; Free Ski Lessons

 

SUNDAY, 4 FEBRUARY 2018

11:00 - 12:00 Course Inspection & Official Training; Free Ski Lessons

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 Information Session & Draw

12:50 Opening Ceremony

13:15 - 13:45 Kids Snow Games & Races

13:45 - 14:35 Cross-Country Races Men (5km C)

14:45 - 15:15 Cross-Country Races Ladies (2.5km C)

15:30 - 16:00 Award Ceremony & End of the Festival

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