VENUE

Event centre and accommodation:
Pite havsbad, Piteå
GPS-coordinates: 65.23316, 21.53435

Pite havsbad is located approximately 65 km from Luleå airport (LLA), 85 km from Skellefteå airport (SFT) and 10 km from Piteå city centre.

Competition centre:
Lindbäcks stadium, Vallsberget, Piteå
GPS-coordinates: 65.314160, 21.289658

Lindbäcksstadion is located approximately 20 km from the Event center

Reserve arena:
Prästberget, Arvidsjaur
GPS-coordinates: 65.586401, 19.152570

The reserve arena is located approximately 130 km west of Piteå.

 

 

LINDBÄCKS STADIUM

Svensbyn is a lively rural community situated approximately 15 km outside Piteå town centre and approximately 13 km from Pite Havsbad. A stone’s throw away is Lindbäcksstadion, a strategically important ski- and winter sports facility for the residents of Piteå as well as the local tourist industry. Significant plans are underway to further develop the facilities in a collaboration between Piteå district council, industry and local organisations.

At Lindbäcksstadion there is a downhill ski-slope with three separate runs and a fun/snowpark. There is also a biathlon range with 20 targets and an indoor ski tunnel which is planned to be the world’s longest.

The track system for cross-country skiing has been developed for both everyday use and competitions. A number of the competition tracks are homologised according to FIS specifications. A 3 km asphalt roller-ski track and a separate artificial snow-making facility for both downhill and cross-country are available and a new competition office as well as a 500 m2, two-floor building housing waxing facilities have recently been added. The development of the ski stadium area has meant that we have a facility unique in Sweden in that spectators can follow the competitors during races.

Several cross-country ski events at national and international level have been held at Vallsberget, now called Lindbäcksstadion, all of which have been well attended. The Swedish national cross-country ski championships have been held here in 1978, 1999, 2010 and 2016. The Swedish relay championships in 1999 attracted almost 15 000 visitors and, as with the Swedish championships in 2010 and 2016, were broadcast live on national television.