From January 31-February 5, 2012, Minneapolis’s own Theodore Wirth Park will host the Paralympics Nordic Skiing World Cup. Theodore Wirth Park was one of four venues (the others are in Norway, Wisconsin, and Finland) selected to host the 2012 Paralympics. The Minneapolis venue was chosen to be a host in part because of its world-class trails and snowmaking facilities. The world’s best Nordic skiers will be competing in the Cup.
Nordic skiers are divided into three main categories: sit-ski (a chair attached to a pair of skis), standing, and visually impaired. Participants in these categories are then divided into sub-categories based on their disability.
Click here (and post a comment on this blog) to learn more about the Paralympics World Cup or if you are interested in volunteering at it. The Cup should be quite entertaining and exciting!
Written by: Sam Graves