Winter Games NZ

22-30 August 09, Cardrona, New Zealand

present over 800 elite athletes competing in 20 different disciplines of ice and snow sports in one of the Southern Alps’ most spectacular regions

The Games will showcase the best of winter sports over the four international resorts of Coronet Peak, The Remarkable, Snow Farm and Cardrona within the picturesque Queenstown/Lake Wanaka region featuring alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and free skiing and adaptive snow sports. The small town of Naseby in Central Otago, home of New Zealand curling, will host teams curling while the coastal city of Dunedin will be the venue for figure skating and ice hockey. Winter triathlon will also feature in the programme, but as a demonstration event.

The programme has been designed to provide a strong representation for all sports, including adaptive snow sports, and to give athletes an opportunity to gain valuable competition experience in an elite environment prior to Vancouver in 2010. Spectators will have free access to all the events, including the opening and closing ceremonies while TV audiences around the globe will be able to enjoy the only winter sports event of this kind in the world.

WINTER GAMES NZ 2009 PROGRAMME

Sat 22 August
Trans Tasman Ice Hockey Test Match - Dunedin
Free Skiing Slopestyle - The Remarkables

Sun 23 August
Classic Cross Country Skiing - Snow Farm
Snowboard Slopestyle - The Remarkables
Trans Tasman Ice Hockey Test Match - Dunedin
Curling - Naseby

Mon 24 August
Sprint Cross Country Skiing - Snow Farm
Curling - Naseby

Tues 25 August
Alpine Skiing – Super G - Coronet Peak
Adaptive Skiing – Super G - Coronet Peak
Adaptive Cross Country - Snow Farm
Freestyle 5km - Women - Snow Farm
Freestyle 10km – Men - Snow Farm
Curling - Naseby

Wed 26 August
Boarder-X - Cardrona
Free Ski Halfpipe - Cardrona
Curling - Naseby

Thurs 27 August
Alpine Skiing – Giant Slalom, men - Coronet Peak
Snowboard Halfpipe - Cardrona
Skier-X - Cardrona
Curling - Naseby

Friday 28 August
Alpine Skiing – Giant Slalom, women - Coronet Peak
Adaptive Skiing – Giant Slalom - Coronet Peak
Curling - Naseby
Figure Skating - Dunedin

Saturday 29 August
Adaptive Skiing – Slalom - Coronet Peak
Snowboard Big Air - Cardrona
Free Ski Big Air - Cardrona
Winter Triathlon - Snow Farm
Curling - Naseby
Figure Skating - Dunedin

Sunday 30 August
Alpine Skiing – Slalom - Coronet Peak
Snowboard Big Air - Coronet Peak
Free Ski Big Air - Coronet Peak
Figure Skating - Dunedin
Closing Ceremony - Coronet Peak
 

Cardrona, New Zealand