Snow Volleyball on the rise with 17 national championships across Europe!
Luxembourg, January 10, 2018. Snow Volleyball is still young, but the development of the sport continues at a very fast pace – especially after as many as 17 National Federations confirmed they would host a national championship, most of them for the very first time, to determine the teams that will be travelling to the first ever and eagerly anticipated CEV Snow Volleyball European Championship.
Russia hosted their second Snow Volleyball national championship last weekend. Even though the organisers had to move the tournament from Sestroretsk to Zelenogorsk due to the unusual warm weather in the Leningrad Region, the competition was a success – and it did define the names of the Russian teams set to compete for European glory in late March in Wagrain-Kleinarl and Flachau.
The list of countries hosting a national Snow Volleyball championship includes nations known for their prowess in winter sports – such as Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland or Ukraine – but also countries as varied as Armenia, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania and Turkey.
These figures are truly impressive – and confirm that Snow Volleyball is drawing more and more attention from players, fans and media alike.
The anticipation is mounting ahead of the inaugural Snow Volleyball European Championship in Austria – and the 17 national events will set the tone for the party due to unfold in Wagrain-Kleinarl, the real ‘birthplace’ of Snow Volleyball.
Click here for a comprehensive list of all national Snow Volleyball championships.