Ice Climbing European Cup Finals 2018
Oulu, Finland 24.-25.2.2018
The Climbing Club of Oulu and UIAA present the Ice Climbing European Cup Finals Oulu, Finland. The Finnish Ice Climbing National Championships also take place at the same time.
The event venue is located roughly 10 km from the center of Oulu. The event is free of charge to spectators. The competition is broadcasted live and the highlights can be viewed afterwards from the compilation video.
22 meters of vertical climbing. Both lead and speed competitions take place with separate series for men and women. The competition structure consists of 22 meters of vertical or slightly overhanging tower and a smaller tower. The towers are connected to each other by 13 meters long heavily overhanging section.
Two day battle. The qualifications will start on Saturday 24th of February at 7am, and finals take place on Sunday 25th from 9.30am onwards. Athletes should arrive, if possible, the evening before (i.e., Friday 23rd). Competitor ticket sale ends on Friday 23rd at 5pm (EET), and it is not possible to purchase the competition ticket on-site. The competition will be held according to UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour competition rules with slight modifications (1, 2, 3).
International route setters. Test climbers and route setters will be provided by Russian climbing equipment vendor Krukonogi. There will be international athletes and whole national ice climbing team of Finland present.
Program for the whole family. At the venue, there will be music and other entertainment for the audience. Kids can enjoy snow castle and slides, while adults can test their strength in the Ice Axe Hanging Contest. There’s food tents, public toilets, and plenty of parking space at the venue.
Live feed is available via YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eVwxPQuIqE (feed starts on Feb 25 at 10AM (EET)).
Competitors! Detailed schedule can be found in pdf-format from here!
Schedule has been last updated on 20.2.2018.
|Thursday 22nd||Friday 23rd|
|Saturday 24th||Sunday 25th|
Tickets: Sign up
Athlete registration is done through ticketing system by purchasing competitor ticket.
Event is free of charge for spectators, but we encourage the audience to register to the event by getting a free ticket through Eventbrite. Please note that free tickets do not include the invitation to evening party or other side events. In addition, Premium and VIP tickets exist, which include plenty of other benefits as well.
Spectator Premium ticket includes access to the competition, warm lunch on both days at the venue, as well as access to intermediate party and official after party (sauna, food, live DJ, etc.).
Price: 39 €
Spectator VIP includes seat at the VIP stand, heated tent with premium food and a selection of drinks, as well as access to intermediate party and official after party (sauna, food, live DJ, etc.). In addition, it also includes a possibility to try ice climbing at the tower during the winter season 2017-2018 (instruction & gear included).
Price: 240 €
Competitor ticket includes the competition participation fee, warm lunch on both competition days, and access to intermediate party and official after party (sauna, food, live DJ, etc.). Competitors are also entitled to discounted accommodation (for more info, contact the organizers). Competitor ticket sale ends on Friday 23rd at 5pm (EET). It is not possible to buy the ticket on-site.
Price: 39 €
|Male (48)||Female (16)|
|Juho Risku||FI||Enni Bertling||FI|
|Pauli Salminen||FI||Mira Alhonsuo||FI|
|Tapio Alhonsuo||FI||Anna Shuvalova||RU|
|Jaakko Lehto||FI||Olga Kosek||PL|
|Sami Järvimäki||FI||Emilia Pöyry||FI|
|Henri Toivola||FI||Maja Sustar||SI|
|Lauri Hilander||FI||Angelika Rainer||IT|
|Ian Hanson||NO||Maria Soltesova||SK|
|Samuli Pekkanen||FI||Maria Lahtinen||FI|
|Markku Luotonen||FI||Alexandra Samartseva||RU|
|Dmitry Maslov||RU||Katarína Slivová||SK|
|Juha Lipponen||FI||Aleksandra Sedova||RU|
|Dennis van Hoek||NL||Marianne van der Steen||NL|
|Veli-Matti Laasonen||FI||Roosa Huhtikorpi||FI|
|Arno Viitaniemi||FI||Coralie Jary||FR|
|David Bouffard||CA||Marion Thomas||FR|
Last updated: 14.2.2018.
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