City of Oslo guarantees for Snowboard World Championships 2012
The City of Oslo has announced that they are granting NOK 3 million for 2010 and NOK 28 million as a guarantee for the Snowboard World Championships in Oslo 2012.
The Arctic Challenge and the Norwegian Snowboard Association have been working to get the World Championships to Norway since 2007, and by partnering with the City of Oslo the project is closer to realization than ever.
One big step for making The Snowboard World Championships happen in Norway
- This is a big day for all snowboarders! It is fantastic that the politicians in Oslo see all the possibilities with such an event – both for the sport and the city. We are truly thankful, happy, and proud of the support for the Snowboard World Championships 2012, says president of the Norwegian Snowboard Association Cecilia Flatum.
- With the funding and the guarantee from the City of Oslo we will be able to make the biggest and best snowboard event on Norwegian soil ever, says CEO of The Arctic Challenge, Henning Andersen.
Continued uncertainty around the arena in Tryvann
- With the financial security in place, all we need is the approval for the construction of the arena in Tryvann Winter Park, says president Flatum.
- The approval of the new Land Use Law is a critical success factor. Ultimately, this is up to the Ministry of the Environment and Minister Erik Solheim.
- The World Championships arena is part of Tryvann Winter Park and we will do all we can to get the approval to build the arena, says CEO in Tryvann Skisenter Anders Wassgren.
Final World Championships decision internationally in May 2010
The group behind the application for Snowboard World Championships in 2012, consists of The Norwegian Snowboarding Association, The Arctic Challenge and Tryvann Skisenter AS.
In the spring of 2010, the international organizations World Snowboard Federation (WSF) and Ticket to Ride World Snowboard Tour (TTR) make the formal decision to implement a World Championship in 2012.
- For the TTR and WSF to provide their consent, both a financial plan and a location have to be in place. With the guarantee from the City Council we have come a long way, and now we have to continue the work for the arena to become a reality, says Henning Andersen in TAC.