A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively Winter is one of the four Seasons of Temperate zones Calculated astronomically, it begins on the Solstice and ends on the Equinox As a formal term, it refers to a sport played on snow or ice, but informally can refer to sports played in winter that are also played year-round like basketball. "Snowfall" redirects here For other uses see Snow (disambiguation or Snowfall (disambiguation. Ice is a Solid phase, usually crystalline, of a Non-metalic substance that is liquid or gas at Room temperature, such as Ammonia Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The main winter sports are ice hockey and figure skating, sledding events such as luge, skeleton, and bobsleigh, skiing (Alpine and Nordic) and snowboarding. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Figure skating is an athletic Sport in which individuals pairs or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging Sledding is a common activity in wintry areas similar to sliding but in a prone or seated position requiring a device or Vehicle generically known as a "sled" Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a Snow -covered slope on a Snowboard attached to a participant's feet using a special boot set into a mounted binding Other common winter sports include snow-blading, monoskiing, skwal and tobogganing. Snowblade is the trademark name of Salomon's little "skis One type of monoski invented in the 1960s and popularized in the 1970s and '80s by monoskiers like Mike Doyle is similar to a Snowboard in that both feet are attached to one wide A skwal is the main piece of equipment used for skwalling a hybrid sport combining the carving of Skiing and riding feel of Snowboarding. A toboggan is a simple Sled used on snow to carry one or more people (often children down a hill or other slope for recreation
See also team sports. Ice skating is Traveling on Ice with skates, narrow (and sometimes parabolic) blade-like devices moulded into special Boots A study Sports with asterisks denotes that it is included in the Olympics, as accurate as the 2006 Turin Olympics. The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in
Sports in which skis are used on snow. Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a Snow -covered slope on a Snowboard attached to a participant's feet using a special boot set into a mounted binding Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a Snow -covered slope on a Snowboard attached to a participant's feet using a special boot set into a mounted binding Alpine snowboarding is a small niche of the sport of Snowboarding. Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment
Sports that use sleds going down ice tracks or pulled by something. Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and Sport involving sliding down Snow -covered hills with long Skis attached Biathlon (not to be confused with Duathlon) is a term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a Winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields primarily Northern Europe, Freestyle skiing began in the 1930s when Norwegian skiers began performing acrobatics during alpine and cross-country training The Nordic combined is a Winter sport in which athletes compete in both Cross-country skiing and Ski jumping. Archery is the practice of using a bow or Crossbow to shoot Arrows Archery has historically been used in Hunting and Combat and has Skiboarding is a Winter sport which combines elements of Skating, Snowboarding, and Skiing. Skibobbing is a Winter sport involving a bicycle-type frame attached to skis instead of wheels Skijoring is a Winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse a dog(or dogs or a motor vehicle Ski jumping is a Sport in which skiers go down an "inrun" with a take-off ramp (the jump attempting to go as far as possible Development of snowshoes Origins Before humanity built snowshoes nature provided examples Speed skiing is the Sport of Skiing downhill in a straight line as quickly as possible Telemark skiing is a term used for skiing using the Telemark turn, which is a technique invented by Norwegian Sondre Norheim. Sledding is a common activity in wintry areas similar to sliding but in a prone or seated position requiring a device or Vehicle generically known as a "sled"
Sports that involve teams, played on ice. Ice blocking is a quasi- Sport in which individuals race to the bottom of a hill sitting on large blocks of Ice. Bobsleigh, bobsled or bobsledge is a Winter sport invented by Englishmen in the late 1860s in which teams make timed runs down narrow twisting banked A luge is a small one- or two-person Sled on which one sleds supine (face up and feet-first Skeleton is a Winter sport in which competitors aim to drive a one-person Sled in a prone head-first position down an ice track in the fastest time Dogsled racing, more accurately referred to as Sleddog Racing is a winter dog sport involving the timed competition of teams of Sleddogs that pull a sled Team sport refers to Sports that are practiced between opposing teams where the players interact directly and simultaneously between them to achieve an objective
. Bandy is a Winter sport, where a ball is hit with a stick It shares a common ancestry with Ice hockey, in that it likely developed from the informal "ball and A variant of broomball is played by non-Russians in Moscow See Moscow broomball. Curling is a team Sport with similarities to Bowls and Shuffle board, played by two teams of four players each on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Ice stock sport (also known as Bavarian Curling) is a Winter sport, somewhat similar to Curling. Ringette is a team Sport played on an Ice surface Players are generally women wear ice skates and use straight sticks to control a rubber ring with the objective Sledge hockey is a sport that was designed to allow participants who have a Physical disability to play the game of Ice hockey. The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical and sensorial disabilities
Some 'sports' are competed (or simply enjoyed) on a more casual basis, often by children.
Winter Olympic Games. An ice boat (often spelled as "iceboat" once called an ice scooter) is a Boat or purpose-built framework similar in appearance to a Sail boat An ice boat (often spelled as "iceboat" once called an ice scooter) is a Boat or purpose-built framework similar in appearance to a Sail boat A toboggan is a simple Sled used on snow to carry one or more people (often children down a hill or other slope for recreation A snowball fight is a physical Game often played by young people in which Snowballs are thrown with the intention of hitting somebody else A snowman is an Anthropomorphic snow sculpture History In Occidental cultures and the northern hemisphere, snowmen are considered Shinny (or shinney is an informal type of hockey played on ice or the street Ice swimming is swimming in a body of Water with a frozen crust of Ice, which requires cutting a hole in the ice Ice fishing is the Activity of catching fish with lines and fish hooks or spears through an opening in the Ice on a frozen body of Water The Andes form the world's longest exposed Mountain range. They lie as a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. For the Snowy Mountains of Wyoming USA see Medicine Bow Mountains. The Karkonosze ( Polish) or Krkonoše ( Czech) also known as the Giant Mountains (Riesengebirge is a Mountain range in the The Sudetes (suˈdiːtiːz is a Mountain range in Central Europe. The Province of Lapland ( Lappi in Finnish and Sami Lappland in Swedish is one of the Provinces of Finland. The Appalachian Mountains ( often called the Appalachians, are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians (Carpaţi Czech, Polish and Slovak: Karpaty; Ukrainian: Карпати The Balkan Mountain range ( Bulgarian and Стара планина Stara planina, "Old Mountain" The Swiss Alps (Schweizer Alpen Alpes suisses Alpi svizzere Alps svizras are the central portion of the Alps Mountain range that lies within The Winter Olympic Games are a winter Multi-sport event held every four years