Summer always drags on for winter sports’ fans, so Sports Channel Network is delighted to head to the Southern Hemisphere and present highlights of the 2019 Winter Games NZ, starting on August 27.
Winter Games NZ is an elite international winter sports event held annually in the stunning natural setting of Central Otago, New Zealand.
The event runs from 23 August – 7 September and includes 26 events at 6 venues over 17 action-packed days and showcasing some of the world’s best winter sporting talent in Alpine and cross-country ski, curling, free ride, free ski, ice-hockey and snow board.
A number of the events, which attract the best amateur talents from around the world, include FIS (International Ski Federation) sanctioned competitions, such as the FIS ANC cross country events which will be held at the iconic Snow Farm NZ with a Classic Sprint, Interval Start and a Mass Start across three days.
There will also be a chance to see New Zealand v Australia sport rivalry in an unexpected format when the Queenstown Ice Arena hosts a three Test Trans-Tasman Challenge in ice hockey between the NZ Ice Blacks and the Australian Mighty Roos.
“As a free to air channel, we are keen to promote sports that have a niche, but passionate audience in the UK,” said Paul Coster. “The latest edition of the Winter Games, which is one of our most popular programmes on SCN, shows our commitment to promoting a wide range of sports, from the most popular to those who want to grow their audiences in the UK.”