6 February 2018 → The city ski track will host the winter sports festival "Minsk Ski Track - 2018"
On February 10, on the city ski trail there will be held the winter sports festival "Minsk Ski Track - 2018", the Minsk-Novosti Agency correspondent was told in the Press Service of the Minsk City Executive Committee.
The organizers of the event are the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Belarus and the Minsk City Executive Committee.
The "Minsk Ski Track" will be held on February 10 in any weather, the initiators of the sports festival assure. At 11:00 there will start the relay race 4 х 2,5 km the participants in which will be teams from the regional executive committees and the Minsk City Executive Committee, at 11:30 there will start a race with the participation of the teams of the central offices of the power ministries and departments.
Then, at 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30 and 15:00, there will be mass starts in ski races for 2.5 km for all volunteers.
"Those who are willing to participate in the mass start-up for 2.5 km are to get registered before February 8, 2018 on the official website of the Republican Educational and Methodological Center for Physical Education of the Population (rumc.by in the section "Minsk Ski Track-2018"), arrive in advance at the Football Manege at 20 Pobediteley Avenue, building 2 to get a number, and at the finish - a medal," explained in the Press Service of the Minsk City Executive Committee.
The organizers of the event said that mass starts in ski races would be held regardless of time and the age of the participants. All the participants who have come to the finish line will receive a commemorative medal.
For spectators and fans of the event there will be organized three active zones. In the concert zone, which will be located on the football field, a stage will be established. The guests of the event will be able to enjoy the performances to be offered by the well-known Belarusian bands "Provokatsiya", "Bai City", "Bely Ptahk" and the folk group "Bogach".
In the sports and entertainment zone, to the right of the stage, there will be organized competitions in tug-of-war, weight lifting, and mobile games and sports and entertainment competitions.
In the animation zone (on the football field in front of the stage) animators will hold various games and contests with children. Adults will be invited to participate in traditional fair competitions. Family relay races will be held (overcoming obstacle course, jumps on inflatable logs). There will also be installed inflatable attractions. The winners of the contests and competitions will be awarded with sweet prizes from the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus.
Around the football field, spectators will be able to ride a horse drawn carriage.
Soldier’s cuisine will also be provided by the organizers of the event. It will be located on the football field to the left of the stage. Here spectators and fans will be treated to soldier's porridge and hot tea.
"Within the framework of the festival, the work of outbound trade, including hot food items, will be provided", said one of the organizers of the event.
For the first time the "Minsk Ski Track" was held on February 16, 1986. At that time a 15 km ski run was organized along the Borovaya-Raubichi route along the Minsk-Vitebsk motor road. It was attended by 12 thousand fans of this sport.