Jingyue Lake Vasaloppet Skiing Festival Scheduled to Open on January 4, 2019

Updated : 2018-12-17Source : CCFAO
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From November 24, 2018, to February 19, 2019, six professional events and more than 10 activities have been scheduled to be organized in 88 days. The 2019 China Changchun Jingyue Lake Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival (Jingyue Lake Vasaloppet Skiing Festival), the most influential annual winter event in Changchun, is expected to bring about a different visual feast of ice and snow and a new experience of speed and passion through professional ice and snow events, abundant ice and snow products, colorful snow-playing activities and rich ice and snow culture.

The opening ceremony will be held in the beautiful “Snow World of Jingyue Lake” on January 4, 2019. The starting and ending points are set at the “Gate of Vasaloppet”. The track is 25 kilometers long, running through the ice area, forest and highway areas of Jingyue Lake Scenic Area, which is recognized as one of the most beautiful cross-country skiing tracks in the world.

The festival includes 6 events. In addition to the 50km race, the 25 km blueberry race, the 2.5 km entertainment race and the 50 km FIS Cross-country Race in Chia, another two including 50 km FIS Worldloppet Cup and the 25km Long-distance Cross-Country Skiing for University Students will also be organized this year.

The “Snow World of Jingyue Lake” covers an area of 600,000 square meters, including two parts, namely, snow sculpture exhibition area and ice amusement area. The snow sculpture exhibition area is 80,000 square meters on which 100,000 cubic meters of snow was said to have been used. Insiders say in line with the theme of Reform and Opening up of 40 Years as well as the characteristics of the new era all sculptures will highlight the main theme of society, the improvement of artistry, cultural connotation and public participation by means of concision, inclusiveness, strong visual effects, and clear themes. In the meantime, more importance will be attached to the research and development of ice and snow creative products and thus striving to build Jingyue Lake into an international ice and snow experience and sightseeing center.