Ice climbing wall open at Lillehammer 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach was among the guests to visit the ice climbing wall during the opening weekend of the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer.

Main image: IOC President Thomas Bach visits the ice climbing demonstration at Lillehammer 2016 (Photo: UIAA)

Ice climbing is one of the sports to feature at the 2nd edition of the competition as part of the LYOGOC (Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee)’s Sjoggfest (snow festival). The Sjoggfest programme is designed to encourage visiting athletes and spectators to try out different sports under the guidance of experienced coaches and athletes. Two different activities are organised at the ice climbing venue: ‘Get Active’ which offers the chance for visitors to practice ice climbing; and ‘Showcase’ where top international athletes will provide live demonstrations of the sport.

President Bach had the opportunity to watch a live demonstration and meet some of the international ice climbing athletes and officials present.

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Images courtesy of Ian Jones/IOC

The ice climbing wall is located at the Tyrili Climbing Centre in the centre of Lillehammer. Activities began on 12 February and the wall open to the public from 12-21 February, between 12:00-20:00 each day. The full schedule is available here.

For further details on ice climbing’s presence in Lillehammer and the UIAA’s 2022 vision.

For details about Lillehammer 2016.