Ticket sales for the European Speed Skating Championships on Renon has begun
Collalbo, 19 September 2018 - In 115 days' time, the start gun for the European Combined Event Championships in the Olympic discipline of speed skating will be fired in Collalbo. A short while ago online ticket sales for the title fights in the Arena Ritten have opened. In the coming weeks tickets for this major sporting event can be purchased online from the official website https://ec2019.ritten.com.
The Arena Ritten is one of the fastest open air tracks in the world. In Collabo, one of the strongholds of Italian speed skating, global stars such as Dutch skater Sven Kramer and Ireen Wüst will reach for new records during the European Combined Event Championships from 11 to 13 January 2019. Everyone interested has the opportunity to be there and watch the event close-up.
Day tickets can be purchased at for 25 Euros at https://ec2019.ritten.com/. The event ticket, that permits access on all three days of the competition, is available at 65 Euros. Children up to 6 years watch for free.
The organizers are working at full speed
Some four months before the European Championships, the organisation team headed by Chair of the Organising Committee Jakob Gamper, is fully on track. "We have defined the tasks for the individual area managers very precisely. Everyone knows what they have to do in his area and everyone is involved with a great deal of commitment and passion. We will do everything in our power to organise the most perfect competitions possible, to offer a great supporting programme and to be good hosts. The excitement of the European Championships can be felt throughout the Organising Committee, but also among the people in Renon," Gamper commented.
Third speed skating European Championships on Renon
Following 2007 and 2011, the continental championships will be held in Collalbo for the third time. The Renon tradition of hosting international competitions goes much further back, however. Already in the 1990’s (1990, 1991, 1992, 1999), in 2004 and in 2006 there had been World Cup events for women and men. The Junior World Cup came to Renon in 2009, 2010 and 2012. In February 2013 the South Tyrolean Mecca for speed skating hosted the Junior World Cup Finals.
European Championships for speed skaters in the combined discipline have a very long history. The men’s competitions have been staged for 127 years since 1891, the women’s since 1970. The European Championships for men and women have been held together at the same venue since 1990. The men’s distances are 500, 1500, 5000 and 10,000 meters, the women run 500, 1500, 3000 and 5000 meters.