Last week, the annual meeting of the Vasa Education Project was held at Vasa Hotel in Jingyuetan Park, Present were Jilin Province Education Bureau, representatives from Jingyuetan Park and teachers from 17 universities, discussing the project where students get the chance to practice cross country skiing throughout the winter months in the Park.
When coming to Vasaloppet China, you should also take the chance of visiting some interesting places in Changchun. Here is some information on the capital of Chinas Jilin province – Changchun.
Since eight is an important lucky number in Chinese culture, Vasaloppet China celebrates a special anniversary on Jan 2, 2010 with its 8th time in Jingyuetan Park outside Changchun. Except for the professional ski athletes taking part in the race as one of the stages in Tour de Ski China and the ski enthusiast from home and abroad, there are also some special athletes in this years race…
Vasaloppet on export
A conference was recently held in Changchun, China for the organizers of the Vasaloppet races in Japan, USA, China, and of course there were also several representatives of the management of Vasaloppet in Mora on site in Changchun.
Vasa loppet International Skiing Exchange Conference was held on New Years Day 2009. The exchange and cooperation between the Swedish, USA, Japanese and Chinese Vasaloppet has been very fruitful, and benefitted many young people in the host countries. Topics of this years conference was how to attract new target groups and non-skiers to become interested in cross country skiing.
The conditions were great for the 7th Vasaloppet held in Jingyuetan Park on the morning of Jan 2, 2009. After an early breakfast, the skiers went by bus to Jingyuetan Park to warm up and make the final preparations.
Participants for Vasaloppet China arrived Tuesday 30th to Changchun. One of the groups who comes from Sweden and Norway had some time to first visit Beijing and climb the Great Wall.
Christmas is closing in on all of us, and so is the New Year with Vasaloppet in Changchun. Track preparations have begun as well as snow making for the sculpture in Jingyuetan Park which will be 16 m high, more than 120 m long and 14 m thick
With the coming of Vasaloppet China, the University students in Changchun began their XC ski training in Jingyuetan Park on the 25th of November, according to the plan. We predict there will be 70,000 student take part in this education project this winter season.
Vasaloppet China 50 KM is now an official seeding race for Vasaloppet Sweden which is held every year in Dalarna, Sweden. Races with a distance over 40 km and with more than 100 participants are counted as seeding races for Vasaloppet. The distance being 15 km for ”Girls Vasa”. If you want to use your result in Vasaloppet China as seed result for the 85th Swedish Vasaloppet on the 1st of March 2009, The Swedish Vasaloppet organization needs to receive your result before January 31st 2009 to make an evaluation
Winter has come to Changchun and ski track preparations have begun in Jingyuetan Park. It has already begun to snow in Jilin Province and the temperature is at -5 to –10 degrees. Preparation for the 7th Vasaloppet China and Tour de Ski China is under way and with the coming of Vasaloppet China, the competition “Snow Angel” will begin.
The competition where beautiful and intelligent Changchun girls show their skills in foreign language, music, art and so on to become Vasaloppet Chinas “Kranskulla” or Ceremony Hostess, that gets to put the victory garland on the shoulders of the winner of Vasaloppet China.
Vasaloppet China will be held in Changchun for the 7th time this winter. The date is set for the 2nd January 2009. This is the ski event where everyone can participate! Vasaloppet started in Sweden as a cross country ski event where skiers go 90 km from the town Sälen all the way to the finish in Mora town.