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Take Nordic walking course, celebrate World Snow Day

Ljubljana/Planica, 17 January - Sports enthusiasts will be able to take a basic course of Nordic walking in Ljubljana's Tivoli Park or join celebrations of World Snow Day in the state-of-the-art Planica Nordic Centre this weekend.

Planica Nordic Centre
Photo: An┼że Malovrh/STA

Organised by a local sport association, the course will start with a theoretical presentation of the main features of Nordic walking and equipment, and warm up and balance exercises.

It will also feature the training of all basic techniques, including downhill walking. More information at

Slovenia will join the celebration of World Snow Day on Saturday and Sunday, with the Planica Nordic Centre hosting a series of events, including a mini ski-jumping hill for children and a cross-country skiing course.

The weekend in Planica will be eventful, as the centre also hosts a Cross-Country World Cup meet and an European Cup event in women's ski jumping. More information at

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