Åre 2019 english

In Åre school children have FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on the schedule

Dela

When the world comes to visit the small village of Åre, there is a lot to learn for children and grown-ups alike. Local involvement during FIS Alpine World Ski Championships starts at an early age! Since Fall of 2018, all schools in the municipality of Åre have engaged in a project focusing on the development of Åre from the first Championships held in Åre in 1954 until today. During the first two competitions, 600 school children came out to the Arena to cheer.

Go Sweden, Go Norway, Go ... Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Go Sweden, Go Norway, Go ... Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.

Our pupils have been really enthusiastic! They have studied, for example, how the racing suits worn by ski racers have changed, what materials they used in the old days and use now. They have also studied how the sections of race courses have changed throughout the years.It has been really interesting and the kids' involvement has given them a deeper understanding of their region's history, in a broad sense,” said Birgitta Rosén and Anna Möller, first grade teachers at Åre primary school.

The co-operation between Åre 2019 and local schools started back in the autumn of 2018 and when the new school semester started after New Year's, the championship mascot Valle paid a visit. He was accompanied by former elite skiers to further boost the pupils interest in the up-coming event. As part of the project, the teachers have been able to include geography (competing nations) and math (time-keeping and length of the race courses). At Stamgärde school, the pupils also had an opportunity to take a closer look at the profession of a journalist, as newspapers and broadcasters have been generous enough to contribute their knowledge.

”It feels really great that so many people get the chance to be involved in this great event. Through-out the build-up until now when it's finally underway! said Sara Lindell pre-school teacher at Åre primary school.

Finally, it was time this week to experience the competitions at the National Arena. At the races on Tuesday and Wednesday, the pupils cheered for their favorites and had a fun but different day in (and out) of school.

”Through this collaboration we have given all children living in the municipality of Åre the opportunity to experience the World Championships,” noted Anja Skålén at the municipality. ”We have distributed entry tickets to all pupils and also arranged transport to make sure that each and every child gets the opportunity to visit the races.”

Just to make the races even more exiting, the classes have chosen three different countries to learn more about and then root for during the competitions. The classes then in the medals table on behalf of their countries. The pupils have also made their own hats in Swedish flag colors.

”It’s really cool to be here and now we are hunting for autographs. I’m a skier myself and I will compete in the World Championships when I grow up! said Ida Broman from the Duved school. 

 

”Inspire the world to ski” is the vision of Åre 2019 AB. This vision is supported by the Åre municipality and the ski resort company SkiStar through the distribution of free ski passes to all children to make it possible for more kids to ski and to take advantage of all benefits of living an active life.

Nyckelord

Kontakter

Bilder

Go Sweden, Go Norway, Go ... Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Go Sweden, Go Norway, Go ... Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Ladda ned bild
School kids in hats sewn by hand. Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
School kids in hats sewn by hand. Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Ladda ned bild
Big fan club cheering in Åre 2019. Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Big fan club cheering in Åre 2019. Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Ladda ned bild
Lots of kids at the grand stand giving energy to the skiers. Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Lots of kids at the grand stand giving energy to the skiers. Photo: Jan Lundahl, Åre 2019, free for publishing.
Ladda ned bild

Om

Åre 2019 english
Åre 2019 english
Årevägen 180
83152 Åre

http://www.are2019.com
ABOUT ÅRE 2019

Scheduled from 4-17 February 2019, Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will mark the third time that the second largest winter sport event after the Olympic Winter Games is held in Åre, Sweden. After the 1954 and 2007 editions, Åre 2019 will welcome the world’s top skiers and some 120’000 visitors to an epic celebration of skiing, snow and winter. The 11 medal competitions staged in the unique atmosphere of the leading Scandinavian ski resort will excite millions of global viewers and inspire great numbers to join the sport in active practice.  

Följ Åre 2019 english

Abonnera på våra pressmeddelanden.

Senaste pressmeddelandena från Åre 2019 english

Where life can be lived - reflections of a volonteer19.2.2019 09:34:46 CETPressmeddelande

Yet another Alpine World Championship in Åre has come to an end. The third through the years. Skiers, visitors and volunteers have lived and breathed the World Championships for weeks. The organization has done the same for years. Beyond all the races that have been raced, the medals that have been awarded, something else has taken place. Perhaps the thoughts have been thought before, maybe they have been awaken when being here. Thoughts of the real meaning of life, or rather, thoughts of what kind of life we want to live. Thoughts of where our children should grow up, of where our everyday lives should take place. Where life should be lived.

I vårt pressrum kan du läsa de senaste pressmeddelandena, få tillgång till pressmaterial och hitta kontaktinformation.

Besök vårt pressrum