Nothing showcases the age old relationship our species has with ice and snow better than Winter sports. Whether it’s ski jumpers flying through the air, the electric atmosphere brought about by an ice hockey game or the smooth rhythm of figure skaters, winter sports are sure to get your heart racing. Winter Sports tickets can allow you the chance to see the finest sportsmen and sportswomen zooming down icy tracks, navigating the slalom and performing amazing acrobatics in freestyle snowboarding.
Weird and Wonderful
In 1809, Olaf Rye dared to do what most of us wouldn’t dare; He skied straight off a ledge, and became the first known ski jumper. Years later, as ski jumping techniques have developed, competitors fly through the air with gravity defying grace to reach distances of over 200 metres.
Wintersports is an umbrella term to describe sports played on snow and ice, and as such, they are varied, diverse and always intriguing. Take curling, a sport as different as you can get from ski jumping. A highly strategic sport revolving around stones sliding on ice, curling was born hundreds of years ago in Scotland, with written references being found as early as 1541. With Wintersport tickets, you can experience the strategic drama unfold on the ice first hand, while marvelling at the spectacle of frantic ice brushing.
If you purchase tickets from StubHub and attend an event, you’re sure to get goose pimples; And not just because of the cold. Wintersport events are hugely exciting events, often known for the tantalising speeds reached and nail bitingly small time margins that separate winners.
Speed skiing is a constant battle to be as fast as possible, with specially designed courses, and tight, streamlined equipment designed for minimum air resistance. In 2016 Ivan Origone reached speeds of 158.424 miles per hour, over twice as fast as the speed limit for motorists in most countries.
The spectacle is made all the more enthralling by the characters who dedicate so many hours to the ice and snow. Our lineups are packed full of these legends, such as George Blair - also known by the nickname of 'Banana George' due to his yellow suit - who continued snow boarding until he died, aged 92. Or Wayne Gretzky - the former Canadian Ice hockey player holds NHL records for most goals and assists, and even has an official rule named after him. And who could forget the legendary Jamaican Bobsled team of 1988, who defied all odds to compete in the winter Olympics! Purchase your winter sport tickets today from StubHub.com and look out for the next legend to grace the snow with their presence.