SQUIRRELS ON TRACK IN LAGO DI TESERO (ITA) . 38° SKIRI TROPHY COMING BACK IN JANUARY
Updated: Nov 23, 2021
The event for young skiers is back on 22nd and 23rd January in Lago di Tesero Hard work for GS Castello and Nicoletta Nones due to Covid restrictions U10 and U12 on Saturday afternoon, U14 and U16 on Sunday Revival, ‘Skirilonga’ and Skiri - MiniMarciaGranParadiso confirmed
Busy days for Skiri in January, the friendly squirrel mascot of the World Cup competitions in Val di Fiemme and of the Trophy named after it, gathering many little champions. It is the 38th edition: Skiri Trophy XCountry is a tradition of Val di Fiemme, taking place the weekend before Marcialonga, which means on 22nd and 23rd January 2022. GS Castello, led by Nicoletta Nones was ‘forced’ to extra-work in order to organise the event according to Covid restrictions; Skiri Trophy gave birth to a long list of champions, such as the Slovenian Vesna Fabjan, Petra Majdič or Anamarija Lampic, winner of the sprint race of Tour de Ski 2020. Skiri Trophy always represents a great event, hosting more than one thousand young skiers, trying to make their best in an international competition on an ‘international’ track, soon to become ‘Olympic’ too. The competition confirmed again the important partnership with Kinder, in the project “Joy of Moving”. Starting on Saturday 22nd with U10 and U12, respectively along 1.5 km and 4 km (men) or 3 km (women). Then it is time for the Revival, the exclusive competition, taking place since 2008, reserved to those who once took part in the Trophy, born in 2005 or previous years. On Sunday 23rd it is time for U14 along 5 km (men) and 4 k (women), then U16 along 7 km (men) and 5 km (women). In order to follow the latest Covid restrictions, all awarding ceremonies, including the one for ‘Fedelissimi’ (those who took part to the last 8 editions) will take place in the cross-country stadium in Lago di Tesero. Participants will enjoy an unexpected little surprise during these ceremonies, hoping for the joyful atmosphere of Castello di Fiemme to be back soon. The traditional ice statue will be put up in Castello di Fiemme’s square. ‘Skirilonga’, the combined event with Marcialonga, is confirmed and it comes along with the new combined with Mini MarciaGranParadiso in Cogne (information available in the section “combined”). Registrations online are available for a maximum of 1200 participants and officially open the first week of December. Since the beginning, Skiri Trophy assigns part of the profit to charity: each participant will contribute with the 10% of his or her registration fee in order to support the needy children in the world, in partnership with Associazione Amici Trentini.