Saturday, June 23, 2018

UrFU to kick off winter sports championship

Ural Federal University will kick off its seventh annual open winter sports championship for snowboarding and skiing on Friday.

The competition will be open to the region's student and non-student athletes. This year's winter sports championship is expected to draw more than 100 student participants.

Participation is free, but athletes will be required to put a deposit of $14 or their passport down--returned at the end of the games--for the starting number.

To compete, students must be at least 17 years-old and must possess both a helmet and an insurance policy against emergencies. Applications can be complete online at, or at the UrFU main academic building.