Today Is a Holiday for Winter Sports Athletes and Amateurs

At the SUSU Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service practically all winter sports are represented, and athletes are especially successful in winter orienteering, ice hockey and cross-country skiing competitions.

The Day of Winter Sports in Russia is traditionally celebrated on February 7th. It was first celebrated at the initiative of the Russian Olympic Committee in 2015. On this day, festivals, outdoor competitions, and open house days in sports institutions are held.

“Winter sports are not just entertaining, engaging in them in the open frosty air has a positive effect on the state of your body,” says Director of the Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service Vadim Ehrilch. “There are many students at SUSU who represent the university in winter sports tournaments, and they bring awards from each competition, and I am so happy about that. I especially would like to mention the athletes in orienteering and cross-country skiing: they are always awarded first places. Our students are included in the Russian national winter sports team.”

In 2020, Polytechnic ice hockey team of SUSU won the 1st place in the Universiade Competition among Educational Institutions of Higher Education in the Chelyabinsk Region. The team of the Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service in orienteering won three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal in the All-Russian Universiade. Our athlete Artemiy Dorma won the gold medal and two silver medals in the World Championship in Orienteering. A graduate of the Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service Artem Maltsev won the third place at the World Cup in Davos in Cross-Country Skiing, Switzerland.

Winter sports are divided into team sports, which include ice hockey, curling, bandy, as well as individual sports, such as cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, luge sports, skeleton, and bobsleigh.

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