Nordic Skiing – Children’s Ski World Championships

Events, Kid Friendly — By Anne-Sophie Redisch on March 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

If you’re in Oslo this weekend with your kids and they love the outdoors (of course they do), the weather looks set to be perfect for the Children’s World Championships on Sunday 13 March.

Oslo just finished the very successful FIS Nordic World Ski Championships last weekend and this Sunday, the championship tracks will be opened up to the little ones. World champions Marit Bjørgen and Petter Northug have inspired even reluctant kids to get out on the trails. And this Sunday, kids between 4 – 12 will have the opportunity to glide along the same tracks as their heroes.

The children will choose between 4 different courses depending upon their skills: Harepus (hare), Bamse (teddy bear), Elg (moose) and Fnugg (the World Championships mascot). Best of all, everyone wins gold!


Marit Bjørgen photo by aktivioslo/flickr’s Creative Commons

When: Sunday 13 March
Venue: Holmenkollen Arena
Price: 270 kroner pr child (Get your tickets here)

Tags: cross country skiing, Holmenkollen, Marit Bjørgen, Nordic World Ski Championships, Norway, Oslo, Scandinavia, ski, winter sports