China General Sports is now launching several large scale investments on health and sport activities across China. The Chinese application for 2022 years Winter Olympic Games is one of the reasons for the new venture. It means a great breakthrough for several winter sports in China, among them are cross country skiing. Changchun, the eight million city in Jilin province, contributes with several large scale investments already to cross country skiing. Since more than a decade Changchun is the host city for Vasaloppet China that now has good support also from Worldloppet.
On January second 2015 the thirteenth edition of Vasaloppet China is held. It's the largest winter sport event in China and are now a member of Worldloppet.
"Worldloppet means a lot for the development of cross country skiing in China", says David Jansson, Sport Director of Vasaloppet China. "As part of the Worldloppet membership we are facing several investments from the local government in Changchun", David continues positively.
The investments contains a new Vasaloppet course as well as a totally new Vasaloppet arena in Jingyuetan park in Changchun. The new Vasaloppet arena will be located at the centre of one of the world´s largest snow sculpture parks. One of many snow sculptures will figure the Great Wall of China with the Vasaloppet track passing up on the magnificent snow wall. The whole snow sculpture park and the new course will contribute to a unique atmosphere of Worldloppet/Vasaloppet China.
Totally 200.000 cubic meters of artificial snow will be produced to guarantee the 25 km Vasaloppet course and the new snow sculpture park. As part of the new ski development this years event program will be enlarged.
January first 2015 Worldloppet/Vasaloppet Grand Opening Ceremony will be held thru a ski sprint on a brand new golf- and sport resort close by Vasaloppet arena.
Elite skiers from Asia, Europe and USA/Canada will participate.
Vasaloppet China events will be live broadcasted in the largest sport TV-channel in China, CCTV 5, and curls a record number of accredited journalists.