Cultural programme initiatives connected to the 2019 Winter Universiade have been continuing throughout the Krasnoyarsk region.
The programmes aimed at promoting sport and healthy lifestyle among students in line with the 2019 Games have received the support of the Directorate of Student Games in Krasnoyarsk.
One of the projects chosen following a recent competition is “I ♥ WINTER”, a festival of winter and extreme sports developed at the Siberian State University of Physical Culture and Sports.
The organisers of the project recently held events such as the "2018 Sledge Parade" where, alongside family sledging competitions, a detailed presentation on the 2019 Universiade was given.
Potential volunteers were also told how they can get involved in the Winter Universiade.
Another event "Visit Laika" invited guests to play and take pictures with a variety of dogs in honour of Krasnoyarsk 2019 mascot Laika.
Additionally, the Russian Curling Federation has been conducting master classes and competitions throughout the Krasnoyarsk region through their "All on ice 2019" project with a tournament dedicated to the 2019 Winter Universiade taking place in Divnogorsk .
Despite temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius, 22 curling teams took part in the event.
The 2019 Winter Universiade is due to take place from March 2 to 12.