The World Snow Day has become a real winter treat for children
News: Planica hosted the best World Snow Day 2019 >>
On January 19th and 20th, 2019, the valley below Ponce hosted the World snow day event for the eighth time in a row. The event was designed for children of all ages, although some bold adults also took part in it. The latter especially took advantage of the opportunity for free cross-country skiing lessons.
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The emphasis was on promoting Nordic sports, ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Accompanied by Cene Prevc, member of Slovenian ski-jumping team, we made two ski-jumping hills of different sizes for children at the landing slopes of the small ski-jumping hills. In the outrun of five Planica ski-jumping hills we arranged the cross-country ski trails, and in its immediate vicinity we set a snowbound football field, a snowboarding polygon with Žan Košir, overall World Cup winner in parallel disciplines, and a sledge field. The children were able to borrow the entire equipment free of charge, and professional guidance and excellent animation of the event were taken care of. In addition to sports activities, we provided visitors with a lot of fun with mascots, instant production of photographs with a Planica background, and social games for the youngest. Through a mini military polygon, children could also learn about the lives of Slovene soldiers. The real hit of the event was the search for the hidden treasure, which ended with running on the "Minikanka" and, of course, finding a sweet treasure.
The World Snow Day event is an international event. We organized the event on the initiative of the International Ski Federation. This year, the event under the brand name World Snow Day took place at the same time at 464 venues, in 45 countries around the world.
The number of our partners rises steeply each year. We have provided for delicious snacks, warm tea and great prizes. The event was also diversified by the many well-known mascots of our partners, Kuža Pazi, Kekec, Argetko, Žičko and Kompas’ Janez. A visit to the event was free for all visitors.
We spent two exceptional winter days in the most beautiful valley of world championships. At the initiative of FIS, we will also run for the "Best World Snow Day" award - for events over 500 participants (in Planica we hosted over 2,000 visitors in two days) and for the "The Innovation Award" - for the most creative event of this sort.
Art contest Planica and Children - To Planica by Train
Every year Organizing committee Planica invites children of 7th and 8th grades of Slovenian primary schools to participate in art contest. The goal of this year’s theme – To Planica by Train – is to convey a message about our commitments concerning the sustainable development project, of which a very important part is also the use of public transport.
We’re also encouraging team collaboration, which is a vital part of sports in general; therefore young artists have a task to create large cheerleading banners in groups. Among all the entrants we will choose 10 primary schools that will be rewarded with a trip for 50 people to Planica on Thursday 21st of March.