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第4回 国際スポーツ雪かき選手権 in 小樽 2017 eng
●Date: Saturday Feb. 18 2017
●Event sites: Otaru Marine Square
5, Minato-machi, Otaru-shi (across Otaru region government office complex)
● Check-in time:  8:15am~ (check-in must be completed by 8:50am) 

Schedule

 8:15~ 8:50 : Registration
 9:00~ 9:10 : Opening Ceremony
 9:30~11:15 : 【First Competition】 Voluntary Yukikaki(Snow shoveling)
11:15~12:15 : Lunch
13:00~13:20 : Opening Ceremony
13:20~15:00 : 【Second Competition】 Snow shoveling & Move trial
15:10~16:10 : 【Third Competition】 Snowman contest
16:10~16:20 : Closing Ceremony ,Results ,Award giving ceremony
16:30~18:30 : Exchange event(Otaru Beer Souko No.1)

Notes

(1)Please fully prepare for cold weather. Snowsuits, snow boots and gloves,
   and knit caps are recommended.
(2)There are some other gears you are allowed to bring in.
   Please see the “Game Rules” page for details.
(3)There will be no clerk where you can leave your baggage etc.
   Please take care of your own belongings.

● Sports Yukikaki, Overview of the game

A group called “Project Y!”, which is organized only by college students, undertakes amendment of the rules. Students from Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkaido University, Sapporo Gakuin University, Hokkaido University of Education Iwamizawa Campus, Sapporo International University and Hokkai-Gakuen University participate in Project Y!, discussing matters such as the current challenges, a rule set focused on fairness and objectivity, and an operating structure. The rule set of 2017 will be announced in late December.




【First Competition】 Voluntary Yukikaki

Participants and staff work together to clean up snow on the roads of a residential area in Otaru. No point is given in this competition, but when at least four (4) members participate, the team will be eligible for points from the other competitions and for prizes.


【Second Competition】 Snow shoveling & Move trial

Two (2) shovels and two (2) snow carts will be provided to each team. A mass of snow (1.8m x 0.9m x 0.9m) will be assigned to each team. Team members work together to collapse the mass of snow and carry the snow using the snow carts to a position 10m away. The fastest team to complete the moving receives the highest point. Starting this year, member substitution is allowed and up to eight (8) members can play. However, only four (4) members can play at the same time.


【Third Competition】 Snowman contest

In this game, points are given to each team based on the size and number of snowmen made and decoration added to them within 1-hour time limit. * The start and end time are subject to change, depending on the number of participants/teams etc.