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Bird’s-eye view: how Kharkivens competed in snowkiting

On January 30th, the IV open championship on snowkiting was started in Kharkiv. 35 extreme lovers decided to take part in it. The event brought together participants from different regions of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Berdyansk, Zaporizhia.


The competitions were held for two days in two classes: snowboarding and skiing. The participants showed their strength in the region of Staryi Saltiv and on fields out of the city beltway.

The winners were determined in accordance with the rules of the competition and awarded with prizes and valuable gifts from sponsors of the event.


Snowkiting or kiteboarding is an outdoor winter sport where people use kite power to glide on snow or ice. The sport is similar to water-based kiteboarding, but with the footwear used in snowboarding and skiing. In the early days of snowkiting,foil kites were the most common type; nowadays many kiteboarders use inflatable kites.

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