Saturday, 26 March 2022 15:55

A beautiful day 1 at Giau Pass for the Cortina IKA Freestyle & Bigair World Championships.

The day started with the skippers meeting at refuge Da Aurelio, with the head judge Ian Sleuyter offering the riders a detailed briefing on judging criteria. A short time breeze came late, but gave the opportunity for some action.

Men ski discipline hit the slopes of Giau for a Big Air session. After three attempts, Diddier Botta from France offered the best trick of the day, followed by Lorenzo Lorè Mognol from Italy and Eloi Rondeau from France. A promising first day here at Cortina 2022 freestyle contest.

 

Monday, 28 February 2022 22:53

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Executive Committee echoes the reaction of the International Olympic Committee regarding the developing situation in Ukraine.

Sport can be a force for good, bringing competitors from around the world together, united by the values of equality, inclusion, respect and fairness. We hope that the hostilities will end and that constructive dialogue will lead to the resolution of any differences.

In the meantime, following the resolution issued by the IOC Executive Board earlier today, the IKA Executive Committee will not accept athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus in any IKA class event. Furthermore, the IKA Executive Committee will not consider any class activities in Russia and Belarus or any cooperation with Russian or Belarusian entities.

The IKA Executive Committee will continue to closely monitor the situation and may adapt its recommendations and measures according to future developments.

The IKA Executive Committee reaffirms the call of the IOC President: “Give peace a chance”

IOC statement

Sunday, 27 February 2022 16:18

After being postponed for the past two seasons due to COVID, the 7th edition of the CSC2022 - Cortina Snowkite Contest will be held from 24 to 27 March 2022 at Passo Giau in Italy and will be the last stage of the IKA Snowkite World Cup, awarding the Big-Air and Freestyle World Titles.

The Italian National Champions will be crowned at the same event.

The Notice of Race will be published shortly, but registration is already open at https://www.kiteclasses.org/events/upcoming-events/snowkite/249-2022-snowkite-world-cup-cortina 

Attractive accommodation packages are available for competitors through the organizers website contacts at https://www.cortinasnowkitecontest.com/ 

Event Microsite: http://www.snowkiteworldcup.com/2022SKWCCortina

Thursday, 10 February 2022 21:26

The best riders in the world will compete in the mountains of the Alto Sangro ski area for the 8th edition of the Snowkiting Championship. The event is a leg of a world tour promoted by IKA (International Kiteboarding Association), member of World Sailing. The disciplines will be Course Racing, Long Distance and GPS Formula.

Monday, 24 January 2022 21:09

After a break of two years due to COVID-19, Kharkiv hosted the first stop of the 2022 IKA SnowKite WorldCup. Although the ongoing pandemic still has a significant effect on international travel, the event went on with Ukrainian riders dominating the event. 

Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:02

After careful consultation with our event organizers regarding the health and safety of everyone in our sport – riders, officials, spectators – we have made the difficult decision to also postpone the final event of this year's Snowkite World Cup season.

The Snowkite World Cup Cortina was set to take place from 18-21 March in Passo di Giau, one of the highest passes in the Dolomites mountain range.

Following ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 virus and the associated restrictions on international travel, we feel that this is the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold the tour in 2021, especially as all venues have seen the best snow conditions since years. But we know it is the right decision based on the information we have today.

Saturday, 16 January 2021 12:07

IKA regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2021 SnowKite Racing World Cup events in Kharkiv (UKR) and Roccaraso (ITA) due to COVID-19.

Despite all effords and the committment of our event organizers, the development of the worldwide pandemic has put a full stop on all international travel and with quarantaine requirements widely in place across Europe and the World, holding international events is simply not feasible. If travel conditions improve, informal events may be held on short notice.

Both events, as well as the traditional Reschensee event cancelled already earlier in January, will be on the schedule for the 2022 World Cup season.

A decision on the Freestyle and Big Air World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo will be taken closer in time.

Monday, 02 March 2020 21:38

The final day of course racing concluded the IKA World Champions in Snowkiting in discipline of course-race. It was 5 days of this extravaganza of water (in all its States), wind and kites! Despite the warming spring sun, winter to the last held position. Stable in the wind and solid ice are allowed to spend on all the races in full!

The competition was attended by 102 of the riders from the Ukraine, Sweden, Czech Republic and Russia. The international jury headed by the Vice-President of the International kiteboarding Association (IKA) Spyros Krotsis. From 26 February to 1 March, played 22 sets of medals in classes: Snowkiting course-race, long distance and freestyle.

Saturday, 29 February 2020 19:06

For the third day in the water area of the Kuibyshev reservoir, serious sports battles are unfolding. More than a hundred riders from Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Sweden participate in the final stage of the Snowkiting World Cup, which takes place in Togliatti. Every day, hundreds of colorful kite sails rise above the Zhiguli Sea. The first two days, the athletes competed in course racing and the expression discipline freestyle.

Thursday, 27 February 2020 21:50

IKA 2020 SnowKite WorldCup kicks off in Togliatti

The first day of competition in Togliatti, Russia, kicked off today. In the morning there was some rain, but after the official beginning of the races at 11:00, the rain stopped and the sun was fighting with the clouds to manage to see the unfolding battles in the ice of the river Volga. The wind speed was almost perfect and the flat moderate terrain, allowed good speeds.

In the youth class “JKS” the first three included Nelya Ochaeva (Novosibirsk), Anna Vaskova (Nizhniy Novgorod) and Savva Kilpio (Moscow).
As the judge of the competitions Mila Polyakova said, compared to last year the level of participants in the children's class has grown significantly: “Now it’s almost a single fleet that powerfully and smoothly runs from start to finish. And the battle is unfolding almost like the adults: all leaders are very close and from the first day it’s impossible to predict who will win in this class.”

In the discipline “course race ski”, the first three places were distributed between Dmitry Yasnolobov (Kharkov, Ukraine), Mikhail Konstantinov (Moscow) and Kodanev Nikita (St. Petersburg). In the “course race snowboard” discipline, in the first place is Gennady Shelyganov (Kolomna), in the second Nikita Sokolov (St. Peterburg) and in the third Artem Renev (Yekaterinburg).