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The 2023 Roller Ski World Cup season kicks off in Kazakhstan this week

The FIS Roller Ski World Cup in Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan, starts this Thursday, July 13, with a sprint race in freestyle technique.

Photo: National Ski Association of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Aerial view from the Shchuchinsk National Ski Center.

In Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan, all events will be contested by women, men, junior women, and junior men. On Thursday, there will be a 1.4km sprint race in the freestyle technique. On Friday, it’s time for the 200m sprint, also in freestyle technique. 

On Saturday, it’s time for a 10km freestyle individual start race for women, junior women, men, and junior men. And on Sunday, there will be a mass start race in classic technique with 16km for junior women and 20km for women, men, and junior men.

Shchuchinsk – Kazakhstan

According to the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), located in the Akmola Region of northern Kazakhstan, the resort city of Shchuchinsk hosts this prestigious event. Its name stems from the abundance of pike fishes, locally known as “schuka,” in the nearby lake. With a population shy of 50,000, the city boasts breathtaking surroundings, including evergreen pine forests, birch groves, majestic blue mountains, and many crystal-clear lakes. 

Shchuchinsk takes great pride in its rich ski heritage, having produced renowned Kazakh skiers such as Olympic champion Vladimir Smirnov and WSC medalist Nikolay Chebotko.

Roller Ski World Cup Venue

The National Ski Center in Shchuchinsk serves as the designated venue for the Roller Ski World Cup. Since its inauguration in 2018, the center has witnessed numerous international sporting events, including the IBU Youth & Junior World Championships, FIS Ski Jumping Grand Prix, FIS Summer Continental Cup Ski Jumping, and FIS Cross-Country Eastern Europe Cup. 

Boasting exceptional facilities, the complex features impressive infrastructure, such as the K125 and K90 ski jumps, a biathlon and ski stadium, 16 FIS-certified cross-country skiing and roller skiing courses, a 200-bed hotel, swimming pool, gyms, medical and rehabilitation centers, and more. The roller skiing track at the center adheres meticulously to FIS standards, with a width ranging from 6 to 12 meters.

Roller Ski World Cup Program – Shchuchinsk 2023

Thursday, July 13 (More information HERE)

  • 1.4km Sprint FT Women
  • 1.4km Sprint FT Men
  • 1.4km Sprint FT Junior Women
  • 1.4km Sprint FT Junior Men

Friday, July 14 (More information HERE)

  • 200m Sprint FT Women
  • 200m Sprint FT Men
  • 200m Sprint FT Junior Women
  • 200m Sprint FT Junior Men

Saturday, July 15 (More information HERE)

  • 10km Individual FT Women
  • 10km Individual FT Men
  • 10km Individual FT Junior Women
  • 10km Individual FT Junior Men

Sunday, July 16 (More information HERE)

  • 20km Mass Start CT Women
  • 20km Mass Start CT Men
  • 16km Mass Start CT Junior Women
  • 20km Mass Start CT Junior Men

This is the 2023 Roller Ski World Cup Calendar

Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan

  • July 13: Sprint 1.4km FT
  • July 14: Sprint 200m FT
  • July 15: Individual Start 10km/10km FT
  • July 16: Mass Start 20km/16km/20km CT

Otepää/Tartu, Estonia

  • August 10: Individual Start 10km/15km CT
  • August 11: Mass Start 27/15km FT
  • August 12: Sprint 200m FT
  • August 13: Team Sprint 2×3×1.2km FT

Madona, Latvia

  • August 18: Individual Start 7.5km/10km/15km CT
  • August 19: Sprint 200m FT
  • August 20: Mass Start 15km/20km FT

Val di Fiemme, Italy

  • September 8: Mass Start 10km/15km FT
  • September 9: Sprint 200m FT
  • September 10: Mass Start and Uphill Race 11km/15km CT

Approved FIS Roller Ski World Cup Changes

According to FIS Roller Skiing on social media, during the FIS Cross-Country Committee meetings in Croatia earlier this year, some Roller Ski World Cup rules changes were approved:

  • World Cup points will be assigned to 1-50 places with a similar point scale as in Cross-Country Skiing World Cup.
  • The top 1-10 places in Individual Sprint Qualification races will get World Cup points.
  • The new FIS Roller Ski Sprint World Cup title will be introduced this season.
  • From July 2025, women and men will compete at the same distances. 
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