The past: great history, tradition and success
Everybody has to remember the term „Golden ski“ / Founder member of XC WC circle / Cross-country skiing World Cup 18th times since 1981 / Prestigious tour de ski 2007, 2008, 2009 / superb family atmosphere, over 20.000 spectators daily / IBU WCH Biathlon 2013 – more than 200.000 spectators – extraordinary rating and evaluation / high visitor numbers and a team of highly experienced organizers are the traditional hall-marks of this our venue.
Modern venue facilities, renovated stadium, new part of tracks / team compound – all what teams need, connected with warm up area / large, equipped wax cabins with social settlement / new office area building – everything for competitions organization / stadium communication tunnel system / tracks wide enough, hard, varied, interesting – world parameters / excellent TV and media working conditions / snow production – new 22 canons, cooling towers, 80l/s / Fibre optic coverage – both tracks and stadium / day/night competitions – modern lightings make-up system / stadium stands capacity 16.000, 10.000 around the tracks
Perfect venue logistics
Tunnel and fly-over crossing system / Parking system just at the stadium (500 lots) / shuttle busses organization for spectators, media, teams / large visitors back up / top level TV production, one of the highest ratings
Interesting Facts about the Region
The Vysočina Region
The Vysočina Region lies in the very heart of Europe, on an imaginary connecting line between Prague and Vienna in the Bohemian-Moravian borderlands. Vysočina is known for its small villages. There are only four cities in the region with a population of over 20,000 inhabitants. The current population of the region’s capital, Jihlava, is about 50,000. With the improving standard of living and inhabitant mobility, the people who live here are able to enjoy both the benefits of rural living and the availability of urban centres. The region is situated in the transportation and population hub of the Czech Republic. The main arterial road, the D1 highway, passes through Vysočina. Throughout the centuries, the picturesque Vysočina landscape has been shaped by our ancestors who built many structures that have become highly popular historic sites. Three of them are listed in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List: the historic centre of Telč, the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora near Žďár nad Sázavou and the Jewish quarter and St. Procopius’ Basilica in Třebíč.
Vysočina’s major advantage is its clean environment. The region is a “healthy island” sitting among three large metropolitan areas: Prague, Brno and Vienna. Visitors to Vysočina tend to be charmed by its clean and, to a certain extent, pristine nature. Vysočina is a place where you can live well, work, conduct business or just come for a visit to explore, relax ... and engage in sports.
Top sporting events provide a great experience both for the viewers and athletes. Hardly anything compares to them. Perhaps only the Olympic Games make the public more ecstatic. This is probably due to the fact that dozens of events, medals and broken records can be witnessed in just a few days. We have chosen three Czech and Czechoslovak female athletes who made Olympic history in recent history: Jarmila Kratochvílová: an excellent Czechoslovak athlete who was a short- and medium-distance runner. She has held the world record in the 800 meters she set in Munich in 1983. No woman has equaled here in this distance for thirty years. She won silver in the 400 metres at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. Dagmar Hromádková-Švubová: a native from Nové Město na Moravě and a bronze medalist in the cross-country skiing relay team from the Sarajevo Olympics in 1984. Martina Sáblíková: a native from Nové Město na Moravě, a speed skater who won two golds and one silver in Vancouver (3km, 5km and 1 500 m). She holds several world records.
FIS World Champion
We can't forgot one more name - Martin Koukal, native just of NMNM. His greatest achievement is the world title in the 50 km freestyle at the World Championships in Val di Fiemme in 2003. It was also the first world championship in cross-country skiing in the history of Czech Republic. Other major achievements are a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 in the 4x10 relay, a bronze medal at the World Championships in Oberstdorf in 2005 in the team sprint and victory the World Cup relay in Davos in 2007.
The cradle of skiing in the Highlands region
Skis appeared in the neighborhood of Nove Mesto na Morave as early as in 1890, when game-warden Rudolf Gabessam from Frysava village rode the first pair. Gabessam soon found a number of enthusiastic followers, and so Nove Mesto na Morave happened to become a skiing centre of the Highlands region.
The tradition of organizing sport events goes back to 1910, when in Nove Mesto na Morave the first public races were held. In 1934 was the competition for the first time named the Golden Ski. From 1981 became the Golden Ski an irregular part of the cross-country skiing World Cup. Gradually, Nove Mesto na Morave expanded its sports range. Today the Vysocina Arena is not known only in the field of cross-country skiing, but also in biathlon and MTB. Its peak in the field of sport events became IBU World Championships Biathlon in February 2013.
The surroundings of Nove Mesto na Morave is also a popular recreation area. You can find here numerous sights of folk architecture, European rivers' divide, dozens of rock formations and hundreds of kilometers of marked tracks for pedestrians, cyclists and skiers.
You can find more interesting information about the region and your stay here on the tourist site of the Nove Mesto na Morave region: www.nmnm.eu
With no medals up for grabs in the 2015-16 FIS World Cup season, many athletes will be focusing on the pursuit of crystal globes. Here a short preview to the upcoming season.