UIAA News Release – Final Calendar 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing season

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2018 UIAA ICE CLIMBING CALENDAR CONFIRMED
From Domžale to KirovPrepare your crampons, sharpen your ice axes and hone your figure 4s. The 2018 UIAA Ice Climbing calendar has now been finalized with competition commencing on 2 December in Domžale, Slovenia and closing three months later with the World Cup finale in Kirov, Russia. Ten different countries will host events with in excess of 400 ice climbers expected to take part in the season.“The new season promises to be bigger than ever with a number of exciting competition formats and a chance for ice climbers to test themselves in a number of challenging international, continental and youth events,” explains Carlos Teixeira, President of the UIAA Ice Climbing Commission.

The pinnacle events are the five World Cup competitions organized as part of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour. The iconic dome of Saas Fee hosts the opening event before a leg in another popular European destination, Rabenstein. Back-to-back competitions in Asia will be held in Beijing, home to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games – an event the UIAA is targeting for ice climbing’s entry into the Olympic programme – and in Cheongsong, South Korea shortly before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games start in PyeongChang. Kirov will host the World Cup showdown where the identity of the male and female winner of the World Tour will be announced. The current champions are HeeYong Park (pictured below) and Hannarai Song of South Korea in lead; Vladimir Kartashev and Ekaterina Koshcheeva of Russia in speed.

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The 2018 season, partnered by The North Face Korea, introduces the European Tour with three different events held before the end of January and a final one at the end of February. Non-European athletes are eligible for these competitions which also provide an opportunity for those new to the sport and U16s. The third event of the season in Champagny/Pays des Ecrins will play host to an international combined test event where a new combined lead and speed format will be introduced. Meanwhile, youth athletes will take centrestage in Malbun, Liechtenstein during the annual World Youth Championships.

An Athlete’s Guide will be available shortly together with the 2018 Rules and Regulations. Details on livestreaming, how to follow the events and the UIAA’s production plan will be confirmed in due course.

The full calendar:

2018 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Saas Fee (Switzerland) – 18-20 January, 2018
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Rabenstein (Italy) – 25-27 January, 2018
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Beijing (China) – 2-4 February, 2018 (dates TBC in coming days)
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Cheongsong (South Korea) – 9-11 February, 2018
UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Kirov (Russia) – 2-4 March, 2018

UIAA Continental Championships
Asian Championships, Cheongsong (South Korea) – 9-11 February, 2018**
European Championships, Kirov (Russia) – 2-4 March, 2018**
**Part of World Tour event

2018 XXIII Olympic Winter Games
PyeongChang (South Korea) – 9-25 February

UIAA Ice Climbing World Youth Championships
Malbun (Liechtenstein), 5-7 January

European Tour
European Cup Lead Domžale (Slovenia) – 2 December, 2017
European Cup Bratislava (Slovakia) – 9 December, 2017
**European Cup Champagny/Pays des Ecrins (France) – 11-13 January, 2018
**Please note this event comprises the International Combined Test Event
European Cup Oulu (Finland) – 24-25 February, 2018

To discover more about the UIAA and Ice Climbing please visit:
http://theuiaa.org/ice-climbing

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The UIAA was founded in 1932 and has 91 member associations in 68 countries representing about 3 million climbers and mountaineers. The organization’s mission is to promote the growth and protection of climbing and mountaineering worldwide, advance safe and ethical mountain practices and promote responsible access, culture and environmental protection.

The organization operates through the work of its commissions which make recommendations, set policy and advocate on behalf of the climbing and mountaineering community. The UIAA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

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USA Cycling to roll out the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar

USA Cycling ready to roll out the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 6, 2012) –The United States will host the most cyclo-cross races in the world during the 2012-13 season. The events inscripted by the UCI will be part of the 2012-13 USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (USACPCXC).In the 2011-12 season, Jeremy Powers (Easthampton, Mass./Team Rapha-Focus), Laura van Gilder (Cresco, Pa./C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom) topped the final pro men’s and women’s standings, respectively. Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky./Red Zone Cycling-Bob’s Red Mill) topped the juniors men’s standings. The points distributionin 2012-13 will be the same as the 2011-12 season.

The 51-event calendar begins with Rohrbach’s Ellison Park Cyclocross in Rochester, N.Y. on Sept. 8 and continues until Cincinnati Kings International in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Jan. 26. The calendar includes nine events inscripted by the UCI as category 1 events. The first of the category 1 events is CrossVegas After Dark in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sept. 19. The remaining category 1 events are: USGP of Cyclocross-Planet Bike Cup (Sept. 22) in Sun Prairie, Wisc., NEPCX Gran Prix of Gloucester 1 (Sept. 29) in Gloucester, Mass., NEPCX Providence Cyclo-cross Festival (Oct. 6) in Providence, R.I., USGP of Cyclocross-New Belgium Cup (Oct. 13) in Fort Collins, Colo., Cincy3 Harbin Park International (Nov. 4) in Cincinnati, Ohio, USGP of Cyclocross-Derby City Cup (Nov. 10) in Louisville, Ky., Jingle Cross Rock (Nov. 18) in Iowa City, Iowa and USGP of Cyclocross-Deschutes Cup (Dec. 8) in Bend, Ore.

The calendar also includes 10 events which will score the juniors men separately. Those 10 events are: Cincy3 Lionhearts International-Cross after Dark in Cincinnati, Ohio on Nov. 3, Cincy3 Harbin Park International in Cincinnati, Ohio on Nov. 4, USGP of Cyclocross-Derby City Cup in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 10-11, CXLA Weekend-Cross after Dark on Dec. 1-2 in Los Angeles, USGP of Cyclocross-Deschutes Cup on Dec. 8-9 in Bend, Ore., the 2013 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships in Madison, Wisc., and the Cincinnati Kings International in Cincinnati, Ohio on Jan. 26.

For a complete look at the USACPCXC, click here.

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