Winter Games NZ Announces 2013 Programme
WGNZ at Brisbane Snow Show
Come and get an update on the Games from our CEO, Arthur Klap at the show this weekend. We'll have an update from Brisbane in the next issue.
Launching this week! Check Facebook for details.
entries open 1st April
We'll be in touch with more soon!
The third Winter Games NZ will feature no less than seven World Cup events plus an elite international curling tournament as the world’s best snow sports athletes head to New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps from 15-25 August.
Winter Games NZ 2013 includes FIS World Cups in halfpipe and slopestyle for both snowboarding and freeskiing, plus two IPC slalom World Cups and an IPC Para-snowboard cross World Cup.
Click here to view the full programme.
Winter Games NZ chairman, Sir Eion Edgar said there was an unprecedented level of interest ahead of this year’s event with the reputation of the Games growing around the world and the 2014 Winter Olympics just around the corner.
“New Zealand will once again be the focus of the world’s snow sports community this August. We look forward to welcoming thousands of athletes, coaches, media and spectators to our excellent facilities and broadcasting the event to millions more around the world,” he said.
We've relaunched our website for 2013. It's the place for everything you need to know - what's on when, who's competing and how to get here - plus news, stunning images and live results. The programme is already online and there'll be more content plus specific sections for for athletes, team managers and the media over the coming weeks.
Carl's event, snowboard cross, will be included in the Paralympic programme for the first time next year and will also be a feature of Winter Games NZ 2013 which is hosting an IPC World Cup race at Cardrona on 19th August.
Coach Adam Dooney said, “Taking bronze today shows that we have got work to do but that we are well on track for success in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games back here in a year’s time. Now that we have been on the track, and seen what the terrain is like we have a good understanding of how and where we can make up time over the next few months.”
For more on NZ's Olympic and Paralympic preparation check out Snow Sports NZ.
Meet the team behind Winter Games NZ 2013. We'll be giving you a bit more detail about each of us in the run up to the Games. In the meantime, drop us an email with any queries.
Chairman: Sir Eion
Chief Executive: Arthur Klap
Experiences Manager: Mags Helles
Sports Manager: Iona Sanders
Logistics & Services Manager: Jane Todd
Media Manager: Victoria Murray-Orr
Festival Manager: Malcolm Blakey
Volunteers Manager: Anna Hiatt
VIP & Hospitality Manager: Kyla Davies
See you next
Winter Games NZ, PO
Box 389, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand