NMSTU Among Organisers of Snowboard World Cup Stage

85 volunteers gave a hand in organizing the first stage of the international snowboard competitions in the disciplines of Parallel SlalomandParallel Giant Slalom. Most of the volunteers involved were NMSTU students. The University also set up one of the themed activity zones at the World Cup. 

The NMSTU volunteers had to go through a selection process when they had to prove their foreign language competences. They also took up long lectures in the history of snowboard and learned about organizing large-scale competitions. As a result, smiling young people wearing fancy uniforms accompanied the teams, worked with the public, helped the jury, provided their support on the tracks, helped distribute the transport flows and did much more.

The competition gathered 97 participants from 17 countries. A mobile stand with the capacity of 3,300 viewers was built specially for the Cup, and a park for viewers – Snowpark – was set up in front of the stand. NMSTU set up a unique place for photoshooting. So anybody could have their photo taken, ride a snowboard with felt boots and win a prize. There was also an opportunity to take part in a lottery and win a voucher for a local health and sport centre.

“In terms of organisation, this is one of the best competitions of the last decade, if not the best one. Comparable to a world cup. And the volunteers did an excellent job. It is delightful to know that they can speak foreign languages. It is really important – communication, dealing with foreign delegations, sportsmen. A volunteer should be a well-rounded person,” said the Snowboarding Federation President Denis Tikhomirov.

According to the FSI race director Uwe Beyer, Magnitogorsk may become a permanent location for the World Cup Stage.


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