Information for the whole Sigtunarännet and its activities
NOTE, limited number of seats!
New for this year is for those who sign up early have the opportunity to participate freely at three clinics with different themes. After each clinic we embark on a skating trip together if the conditions are good. First served applies. Meet up: Biograf Gröna Ladan, Gröna Gränd 4, Sigtuna
Ride technique for professionals and beginners, Saturday, February 8, 10-13. Course leader: Mattias Hadders, Head coach of the Swedish Skating Team. Here you will get personal tips from Mattias on how you can travel faster and more efficiently without consuming too much energy.
Ice studs and helmets are mandatory for all participants in all races except the Ice Cross Challenge where you don’t need ice studs. Ispik and rods are allowed in all classes except the competition class and ice cross challenge, but not mandatory. Bicycle helmet or ski helmet is preferable if you don’t have a skating helmet. Skates, ice studs and ice nails are available for rent at Sigtuna Sport Uteliv. Make sure to book before arrival when the number of equipment is limited.
Sigtunarännet Fulldistans and Halvdistans goes on the same course, but those who go full distance go two laps. The track starts in central Sigtuna and then goes south on Mälaren near land on the east side of the bay. You go into the bays at Flottvik, Steninge and Rosersberg and then pass Steninge Slott and Rosersbergs Slott. Rosersbergs Slott (about 14.5 km) is the first skating station where all participants are offered liquid, powerbars and bananas. Then the tour continues back straight north and when turning in Sigtuna there is another depot. There are toilets both at the start in Sigtuna and at Rosersbergs Slott. Of course, the course of the course can change depending on the ice situation on race day.
Prize money 24,000 kr
Transport & Parking
Sigtuna Stad is Sweden’s epicentre for long-distance skating located at Mälaren, only 11 km from Arlanda, 37 km from Stockholm and 27 km from Uppsala. In addition to Mälaren, there are hundreds of other lakes in direct proximity where you can seek out the best ices. When you don’t skate, you can visit churches and ruins, castles and crofters, the smallest town hall and the largest airport – they’re all part of our history and they’re all worth a visit.
Please take a walk on Stora Gatan which is Sweden’s first pedestrian street. The pedestrian street was built in 970, i.e. the same year that the city of Sigtuna was founded. Today, a thousand years later, Sigtuna is still an international meeting place. Thanks in large part to its location and proximity to the outside world via Arlanda, Sweden’s largest airport. Here begins Sweden.