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Winter Sports

A winter sport is a sport which is played in winter.[1] Most such sports are variations of skiing, ice skating and sledding. Traditionally such sports were only played in cold areas during winter, but artificial snow and ice allow more flexibility. Common individual sports include cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, luge, skeleton, bobsleigh and snowmobiling. Common team sports include ice hockey, curling and bandy. Winter sports often have their own multi-sport tournaments, such as the Winter Olympic Games.

List of winter sports

Note: an asterisk indicates that a particular sport is included in the Winter Olympic Games, as of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Ice skating



Sports that use sleds going down ice tracks or pulled by something:



  • Free style
  • Snow-cross
  • Recreation
  • Cross-country
  • Hill climbing

Team sports

Recreational sports

Some 'sports' are competed (or simply enjoyed) on a more casual basis, often by children:

Notable winter sporting events

See also


  • London: Edward Arnold OCLC 4531800
  • Dier, J. C. (ed.) (1912) The Macmillan Company
  • Jessup, Elon Huntington (1923) E. P. Dutton & company
  • Liebers, Arthur (1971) NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

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